Iowa State Memorial Union

Loren Smock - Private

Rank: Private
Date Of Birth: : Dec 2, 1923
Date Of Death: Dec 16, 1944
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Winona, Minnesota
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)

Biography

Year at ISU: 1945

Private Loren Wilhoit Smock was born to his parents, Frederick L. Smock and Sabra Wilhoit on December 2, 1923. He grew up in Winona, Minnesota. His last home address was in Chicago, Illinois.

While he was at Iowa State, he belonged to the TKE fraternity. He entered the service February 27, 1942 at Camp Grant, Illinois. He was at L.S.U. for nine months in the Army Student Training Program but then was put back into the Medical Corps.

Loren died at Hollerath, Germany during the Battle of the Bulge on January 16, 1944. When he died, he was serving with the 1st Army, 99th Division, 324th Medical Battalion, Company A.

 

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