Allamakee County

Lt. Ruth M.E. Kosbau




Washington -- The war department Tuesday announced the promotion of Capt. Genevieve Smith, army nurse corps, Dubuque, Ia. to major.

Promotions to other Iowans were as follows:

Lieutenants to captain - Myra H. Heeren, army nurse corps, Creston; Charles A. Striegel, infantry, Des Moines; Edward E. Anderson, medical corps, Dubuque and Donald G. Colby, signal corps, Monona.

Second to first lieutenant -- Maryann Hughes, army nurse corps, Clear Lake; Mabel S. Heth, army nurse corps, and Hazel F. Kallenbach, women's auxiliary corps, both of Des Moines, Aletha Steen, army nurse corps, Iowa City; Isadore A. Dilley, army nurse corps, Kingsley, and Ruth M.E. Kosbau, army nurse corps, Waukon.

Source: Quad City Times, July 19, 1944

Ruth Mathilda Emelia Kosbau Waltz was born July 5, 1914 to Charles Frederick and Anna Shager Johnson Kosbau. She died June 1, 2014 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brookings, SD.

1st Lt. Kosbau served in World War II with the U.S. Army on the West Coast.