||Reed Bartlett Reported Dead
Mother Notified By Government Wire
Pvt. Reed Bartlett, who had been serving in the anti-tank division with the famed Third army in France, was killed in action Aug. 10. Mrs. Clara Bartlett received word of her son's death Saturday, when she was notified by the war department. No details were given in the telegram.
Pvt. Bartlett entered army service Feb. 2, 1943, receiving his first training at Camp Howze, Texas. He was later was stationed at Camp Livingston, La. Before going overseas in May he was at Fort George Meade, Md., a replacement camp.
He spent two months in England, and entered the fighting in France the early part of July, where he was attached to the Third army.
Pvt. Bartlett was born March 19, 1914 at Hopkinton. He attended the Monticello public schools and graduated with the class of '32. He was a member of the basketball team which won many honors in the 1931-32 season. Before entering service, he was employed in Monticello.
Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Clara Bartlett, and the following brothers and sisters: Lee Bartlett, Monticello; Sgt. George Bartlett, Fort George Meade, Md.; Mrs. Wilbur Stover, Anamosa;. Bryan Bartlett, Mrs. Coy Lambert, Mrs. Clavton Adamson, Mrs. Clara Rhatigan, all of Monticello; and Mrs. James Kimball, Cedar Rapids.
His father, Sherman Bartlett, and one brother, Marvin Bartlett, preceded him in death.
Source: Monticello Express, September 7, 1944
Note: His name is spelled "Reid" on his gravestone and in military records, but "Reed" in a number of newspaper articles.