5 Sullivan Brothers, Waterloo, Iowa


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--include family bios, war time newspaper articles, and in some instances photographs of those who served.

Your help is appreciated if you have additional information to share. Email: Coordinator, Linda Ziemann

Families waited and watched news reports for information about their servicemen sons and daughters. The waiting was difficult. Patience ran thin, fearing the next knock on the door was delivery of the dreaded telegram from the war department.  Many parents had more than one son in combat, somewhere in the war zone. Often specific detail as to the exact whereabouts of their loved one was unknown. Every piece of mail received from the serviceman or woman was welcomed with much anticipation. Younger brothers followed the path older brothers took by answering the call to enlist. Parents stood strong as they said goodbyes, praying that it would not be the final time. Read about the Iowa Servicemen and Women (county links found on the main index page of this website.)

Additional Menu Topics INDEX

Bios / Interviews
Camp Dodge, Iowa
Casualties-Civilian War Correspondents
County Newspaper Columns -- PlymouthWoodbury

County WWII News Across Iowa

Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941 -- the Iowa hometown news articles & Post-War Army Commissions

Dogs for Defense
FDR Tribute *** Honor Guard at Funeral of FDR
MIA/POW -- Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany--Liberation 1945
Railway Service Canteens
Service Flags -- Blue Star
Victory Gardens
WWII Dead Returned Home to Iowa -- later identified & returned home for burial

D-Day Prayer - June 6, 1944 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Invasion Prayer for Allied Troops.
Christmas Prayer - 1944 by Lt. Gen. G.S. Patton Jr, Commanding, Third United States Army
Thanksgiving Proclamation - 1945 by President Harry S. Truman