By Hometown

Ames, Iowa

Eugene Armstrong
Eugene Armstrong - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Mar 25, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

First Lieutenant Eugene Mortimer Armstrong was born May 19, 1919 to William B. Armstrong and Ruth S. Gallup. He had a brother named Bruce. They lived in Ames, Iowa. After...

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George Baker
George Baker - Cadet
Date Of Death: Jul 3, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1942 George Winsel Baker was born in South Bend, Indiana on August 15, 1918. He was only six weeks old when his father, George A. Baker, died...

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Elson Behnke
Elson Behnke - Private First Class
Date Of Death: Oct 9, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Elson E. Behnke was born in Plymouth, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Benke. They later moved to Ames, Iowa. Elson graduated from Ames High School an attended Iowa...

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Larry Bleeker
Larry Bleeker - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Oct 26, 1967
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Died: Quang Tri, Vietnam Reason: Killed in Action

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Clarence Briggs
Clarence Briggs - Ensign
Date Of Death: Dec 1, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Ensign Donald C. Briggs was born in Ames, Iowa on January 11, 1916 to Jane Briggs. While attending Iowa State College, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity....

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John Flahive
John Flahive - Private
Date Of Death: Jun 23, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1946 Died: France

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Carl Flogstad
Carl Flogstad - Captain
Date Of Death: Aug 21, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1943 Died: Australia

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Emmett Floyd
Emmett Floyd
Date Of Death: Oct 17, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Emmett Floyd was the son of Mrs. Ester E. Floyd. He came to Iowa State College from here in Ames, Iowa as a member of the Student Army Training Corps....

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Clyde Griffith
Clyde Griffith - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jan 18, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Second Lieutenant Clyde Irving Griffith was born in Ames, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Griffith. He graduated from Iowa State College with Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering....

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James Lasche
James Lasche - Private First Class
Date Of Death: Feb 6, 1967
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Died: Binh Dinh, Vietnam Reason: Killed in Action

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Jay Melick
Jay Melick
Date Of Death: Feb 21, 1918
War / Conflict: World War I
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Jay Russell Melick was the son of Mrs. S.M. Melick and grew up in Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Iowa State's two-year agriculture program in 1918. Mrs. Melick, circa 1922,...

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James Merrick, Jr.
James Merrick, Jr. - Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Oct 3, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Lieutenant James Lee Merrick, Jr. was born was born on Tuesday, September 21st, 1943, to James Lee Merrick, Sr. and Mary Watkins (formerly Merrick) right here in Ames, Iowa. As...

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David Myers
David Myers - Captain
Date Of Death: Nov 20, 1968
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Died: Quang Nam, Vietnam Reason: Helicopter Crash

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James O'Neil
James O'Neil - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Jun 15, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

James Joseph O'Neil was born in Ames, Iowa on September 8, 1921. He was the second eldest son of Patrick Henry O'Neil and Gertrude Allen Cooper of Ames, Iowa. His...

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Charles O'Neil
Charles O'Neil - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 7, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Charles henry O'Neil was born in Ames, Iowa on December 14, 1918. He attended St. Cecilia's Catholic School and Ames High School. Charles continued his education at Iowa State College...

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Theodore Rickerl
Theodore Rickerl - Sergeant
Date Of Death: Apr 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1944 Died: Germany

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Hubert Ruggles
Hubert Ruggles - 2nd Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Feb 3, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1945 Died: Texas

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Stephen Rushing
Stephen Rushing - Sergeant
Date Of Death: Jul 30, 1970
War / Conflict: Vietnam
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Stephen Abram Rushing grew up in Live Oak, Florida and was the oldest of the four children in the Rushing family – two boys, two girls. In 1965 his father...

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Tom Van Alyea
Tom Van Alyea - Ensign
Date Of Death: Oct 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1945 Ensign Tom C. Van Alyea '45, of Park Ridge, Ill., earned his wings in February 1945. He was among 18 Navy flyers killed in the crash...

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Russell Vifquain
Russell Vifquain - Major
Date Of Death: May 14, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Russell Manning Vifquin Jr was born on April 1, 1918 in Ames, IA. He was the first of four children born to Iowa State Professor Russell Vifquain and his wife,...

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Louis Willson
Louis Willson - 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Death: Sep 28, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa

Year at ISU: 1946 2d. Lt. Louis H. Willson 44, of Ames, was the bombadier on a B-17G, 303rd Bomber Group and 360th Bomber Squadron, on a mission over Magdeburg,...

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