Sgt. John L. Duffy

February 17, 1916–April 24, 1944

Service #: 37195560
Enlistment Date: *****
Enlistment Place:*****
Component: 328 Fld Arty Bn 85 Inf Div
Residence: Jones, Iowa
Occupation: *****
Marital Status: Single, Without Dependents

Report Sgt. Duffy Killed in Italy

Sgt. John L. Duffy, 28, son of Mr.and Mrs. Lawrence Duffy of Wyoming, was killed in action in Italy on April 24, according to a telegram received on Wednesday morning by his parents. No further particulars were given.

John is survived by his parents, who live on a farm between Hale and Wyoming; three sisters; Mrs. Georgia Coppess of Onslow, Mrs. Regina Yoke of Davenport, and Helen at home. Sgt. Duffy left for service on April 20, 1942.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, May 18, 1944


Photo: Joseph Cahill

Sgt. John L. Duffy Killed In Action Monday, Apr, 24

Family Formerly Lived in Temple Hill Neighborhood

Sgt. John L. Duffy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Duffy, now residing on a farm near Wyoming, but formerly of the Temple Hill vicinity, was killed in action, April 25, somewhere in Italy, according to a telegram from the War Department, Wednesday, May 17.

Sgt. Duffy was the first name drawn from the selective service lists in Jones County. Besides his parents he leave to mourn his untimely demise, three sisters – Mrs. George Koppes, Onslow, Mrs. Regina Yoke, Davenport, and Helen at home.

Sgt. Duffy was born on a farm in the Temple Hill vicinity and has many relatives and friends in this locality.

Source: Cascade Pioneer, Cascade, Iowa, May 25, 1944