Iowa State Memorial Union

World War II

Reed Pietscher
Date Of Birth: Dec 19, 1922
Date Of Death: Apr 14, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Princeton, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Second Lieutenant Reed Lynn Pietscher was born on January 19, 1922 to Walter H. Pietscher and Hattie H. Schlotfeldt. He grew up in Princeton, Iowa. Reed...
Ronald Pigg
Date Of Birth: Sep 13, 1910
Date Of Death: Feb 28, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Massena, Iowa
Ronald Orville Pigg was born on September 13, 1910 in Massena, Iowa to Arthur R. Pigg and Myrtle Irons Pigg. He lived in Omaha, Nebraska for a time when he...
Robert Ployhar
Date Of Birth: Oct 26, 1925
Date Of Death: Dec 15, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Valley City, North Dakota
Year at ISU: 1947 Private Robert Page Ployhar was born October 26, 1925 to Percy Page Ployar and Margaret Mishelam Ployhar. He grew up in Valley City, North Dakota. Robert...
Edwin Pumroy
Date Of Birth: Sep 22, 1907
Date Of Death: Sep 22, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
Major Edwin Charles Pumroy died on his 37th birthday while leading a patrol near Champenoux, France on September 22, 1944. He had just earned the Silver Star just barely a...
Charles Rannells
Date Of Birth: Mar 30, 1923
Date Of Death: Sep 23, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Dunlap, Iowa
First Lieutenant Charles Henry Rannells II was born to Charles H. Rannells, Sr. and Winifred Huie. He may have been related to Robert V. Rannells, given that they were both...
Robert Rannells
Date Of Birth: Jan 9, 1918
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Dunlap, Iowa
Staff Sergeant Robert Vance Rannells, radio operator on a B-29 bomber the "Joltin' Josie - The Pacific Pioneer", was born January 9, 1918 to W. C. Rannells and Adah Crowe....
Gordon Rasmusson
Date Of Death: Apr 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1943 Died: Ohio
Walter Rath
Date Of Death: Jan 18, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1943 Died: Italy
Richard Reed
Date Of Death: Nov 24, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
2d. Lt. Richard B. Reed '42 was a Boston native who lived in Chicago before coming to lowa State in 1943. He was with the U. S. Army Air Forces,...
George Reilly
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
George Edmund (Eddie) Reilly was born November 20, 1906 to James Reilly and Beatrice (Simon) Reilly. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from Iowa State College in...
James Rice
Date Of Death: Jan 1, 1941
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1940 Died: Texas
Clarence Rice, Jr.
Date Of Death: Jul 23, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Died: North Africa
Hampton Rich
Date Of Death: Oct 12, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Clinton, Iowa
Hampton was born in 1917 in Virginia and served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-24D "Pistol Packin Mama" #42-40594, 321st Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army...
Albert Richardson
Date Of Death: Nov 18, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947 Died: France
Theodore Rickerl
Date Of Death: Apr 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1944 Died: Germany
Thomas Roberts
Date Of Death: Mar 6, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1940 Died: Germany
William Robinson
Date Of Death: Sep 10, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: Austria
Dwight Rogers
Date Of Death: Dec 17, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: France
John Rold
Date Of Death: Mar 8, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1946 Died: France
K Rollins
Date Of Death: Jul 12, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1941 Died: South Pacific
John Ronk
Date Of Death: May 18, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 We don't have much information on John H. Ronk. He was in the Dairy Plant Operations two-year program while at Iowa State College. A single photocopied...
Robert Rosenbaum
Date Of Death: Mar 25, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947
Hubert Ruggles
Date Of Death: Feb 3, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Ames, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Died: Texas
Robert Russell
Date Of Death: Aug 24, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Captain Robert Cameron Russell was born to his parents, France W.H. and Ada C. Russell. He grew up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with a sister named Jeanenne and a brother...
William Rutledge
Date Of Birth: Nov 12, 1917
Date Of Death: Sep 15, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Sharpsburg, Iowa
William Allen Rutledge was born on November 12, 1917. He grew up in Sharpsburg, Iowa. While attending Sharpsburg High School, he played basketball and baseball. At Iowa State College, he...
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