Iowa State Memorial Union

World War II

Elmer Rydberg
Date Of Death: Apr 1, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Second Lieutenant Elmer D Rydberg's sister, Grace, wrote the following to the Alumni Assocition dated December 31, 1944: "Elmer enlisted April 1942 - called for training July 1942 - classified...
Merle Sandal
Date Of Birth: Mar 16, 1918
Date Of Death: Dec 7, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Stanhope, Iowa
Second Lieutenant Merle Leander Sandal was born on March 16, 1918 to Martin A. Sandal and Alice E. Nelson. He grew up in Stanhope, Iowa. He died after 13 months...
George Saunderson
Date Of Death: Nov 30, 1999
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Our record of George M. Saunderson is far from complete. We only have a single photocopied card in his file which reads: "Sioux City - George McCullough Saunderson. Gen E...
Russell Scharnberg
Date Of Birth: Jan 2, 1921
Date Of Death: Dec 5, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Everly, Iowa
Russel was born to his parents, Conrad C. Scharnberg and Viola A. Matthiesen, on January 2, 1921. He grew up in Everly, Iowa, with one brother, First Lieutenant Robert Lee...
James Schoby
Date Of Birth: Oct 18, 1919
Date Of Death: Jan 10, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Bode, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1942 - Dy. H. Lieutenant Junior Grade James Franklin "Frank" Scooby was born October 19, 1919 to Chester R. Schoby and Myrtle Brown. He also had a...
Ronald Schwendemann
Date Of Death: Apr 8, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: South China Sea Reason: Died on U.S.S. Snook (Submarine)
Raymond Schwerin
Date Of Death: Nov 11, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Sumner, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1946 Died: France
Daniel Sedell
Date Of Death: Mar 23, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: Southwest Pacfic Ocean
Leonard Seidell
Date Of Death: Jun 20, 2011
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1935 Died: Alaska Reason: Accident
Harold Seiser
War / Conflict: World War II
Years at ISU: 1942 Died: Arkansas Reason: Died November 5 (Unknown Year)
Charles Seitz
Date Of Death: Sep 7, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Glenwood, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1941 Lieutenant Charles Raymond Seitz grew up in Glenwood and studied General Engineering at Iowa State College. His father, Captain R. Seitz, Sr., had also attending Iowa...
Charles Sheffield
Date Of Death: Nov 30, 1999
War / Conflict: World War II
Only two cards exist in Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Sheffield's file with the following information: #1. "Charles Paul Sheffield, Pout. H. Ex. '39." #2: "Lt. Col. Charles Paul Sheffield, Ex...
Rex Shirk
Date Of Birth: Feb 21, 1919
Date Of Death: Oct 3, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Grundy County, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1941 Second Lieutenant Rex Allen Shirk was born in Grundy County, Iowa on February 21, 1919 to Asa J. Shirk and Burdine Allen. He played football for...
Harold Shrider
Date Of Birth: Mar 9, 1914
Date Of Death: Dec 1, 1941
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Fremont, Nebraska
Ensign Harold D. Shrider's brother, Gene Shrider Mills, sent the following letter to the Alumni Office, dated April 5, 1944: "Harold was born in Fremont, Nebraska, March 9, 1914. He...
Hilbert Siegel
Date Of Birth: Jan 15, 1921
Date Of Death: Jun 22, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Staff Sergeant Hilbert Steindler Siegel was born to Morris Siegel and Sadie Heindler in Butte, Montana, sometime in 1920. Later, he called Cedar Rapids, Iowa his home. Hilbert entered the...
Ross Sifford, Jr.
Date Of Birth: Jul 25, 1917
Date Of Death: Jun 5, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Second Lieutenant Ross Sifford, Jr. was born to Ross Sifford (Ex. 1905) and Hazel Pickett at Wall Lake, Sac County, Iowa on July 25, 1917. He later called Caroll, Iowa...
Curtis Sigler
Date Of Birth: Dec 8, 1921
Date Of Death: Jul 28, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Year at ISU: 1943 - Electrical Engineering First Lieutenant Curtis H. Sigler was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 8, 1921 to John M. Sigler and Emma Johannsen-Sigler. He also...
Arnold Sindlinger
Date Of Birth: Aug 8, 1919
Date Of Death: Feb 14, 1942
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1942 - Electrical Engineering Aviation Cadet Arnold Ernest Sindlinger was born to George and Edyth Sindlinger on August 8, 1919. He grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa....
Donald Smith
Date Of Birth: Mar 7, 1923
Date Of Death: Jan 14, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Iowa Falls, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1945 Air Cadet Donald Ray Smith was born on March 7, 1923 to Glen W. Smith and Edith Hubrecht. He grew up in Iowa Falls, Iowa with...
Frank Smith
Date Of Birth: Dec 23, 1919
Date Of Death: Mar 6, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Year at ISU: 1943 First Lieutenant Frank Allen Smith was born on January 23, 1919 to Harrison Smith and Mary Donnelly. He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Frank graduated...
Harold Smith
Date Of Death: Feb 12, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947 Died: Luxemburg
Thomas Smith
Date Of Death: Oct 17, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1942 Died: California Reason: Blimp Crashed
Vincent Smith
Date Of Death: Jul 16, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1945 Died: Arizona
Wayne Smith
Date Of Death: May 18, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1945 Died: California
William Smithson
Date Of Death: Nov 24, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Year at ISU: 1947 Died: Germany
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