Hamilton County

Cpl. Marvin E. Knapp





Pvt. Marvin E. Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Knapp of this city, has been awarded the combat infantryman’s badge on the Fifth Army front in Italy.  A member of the “Red Bull” infantry division, he received the award for exemplary conduct in action against the enemy.  A member of the Iowa National Guard unit from this city, Private Knapp is an assistant gunner on a 60-mm. mortar.  Private Knapp has an 18-month old son, Douglas Eugene, whom he has never seen. A brother, Staff Sgt. Elmer C., is stationed in India.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Thursday, August 17, 1944

Marvin E. Knapp was born Mar. 23, 1919 to George W. and Minnie Kelly Knapp. He died May 21, 1972, and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Cpl. Knapp was a machine gunner in the infantry with the 'Red Bull' 133rd Infantry, 34th Division, U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com