Dubuque County

Pfc. Marshall O. Faulkner



One Dubuque soldier was reported Tuesday as killed in action in France ...

Killed on the battlefields of France Sept. 8, was Pfc. Marshall Faulkner, son of Ralph Faulkner, 2308 St. Ambrose St., who received official notification of his son's death from the war department Tuesday.

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Prior to taking part in the initial D-Day invasion thrusts on Normandy, Pfc. Faulkner had been stationed in England.  He entered the service in July, 1943, received his basic training at Fort Riley, Kan., and was shipped overseas last April.

He attended Washington Junior high and was employed by the Illinois Central railroad when he entered the service.

Surviving, in addition to his father, are two brothers, Pfc. Willis, stationed in France, and Robert, 572 Locust street, who recently received a medical discharge after serving with the Army in Africa; and one sister, Miss Joyce Faulkner, now living with her father.

 Source: Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Tuesday, September 26, 1944, pg. 1


Military services for Pfc. Marshall O. Faulkner were held Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at National cemetery with the V.F.W. in charge.  American War Dads assisted.  Commander was George Bode. Thomas Montgomery was sergeant at arms.  The Rev. George Ramsey acted as chaplain.  Members of the firing squad were George Smith, Calvin Hennings, Jr., Kenneth Grosvenor and George Dimick.  Pallbearers were D.K. Williamson, Lewis Frakes, Glenn Carlson, Freeman P. Griggs, George Bode, and Frances McCoy.

Buglers were Tommy Atkins and Levi Fry.

Source: Keokuk Daily Gate City, December 29, 1948; pg. 5

Marshall O Faulkner was born Nov. 3, 1922 to Ralph and Maud Jennie La Point Faulkner. He died Sept. 8, 1944 and is buried in Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA.

Pvt. Faulkner served in World War II with the U.S. Army 5th Infantry Division and was KIA on the battlefields of France.

Source: ancestry.com