Donald Earl Nevius
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Donald E. Nevius was born in
Adams County, Iowa on January 13, 1922. He was drafted into the
on September 18, 1943 at Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa. (The location of the Camp during
WW2 was known as Herrold, Iowa.) His home of residence was listed as Sharpsburg,
Taylor County, Iowa and his civilian occupation was listed as Sales Clerks. He had
completed four years of High School and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private Nevius was killed in
action in France during the attack against Cherbourg
along the Ste. Pierre Eglise-Cherbourg road on June 25, 1944.
The following newspaper article presents some different information about Donald Nevius:
Don Nevius Reported "Killed in Action"
Mrs. Donald Nevius
received a telegram message from the War Department last Friday
giving the sad news
that her husband, who had previously been reported missing in action and been killed in action in France, June 24th, 1944.
On Sunday, July 23rd, Mrs. Nevius had received a message, telling that her husband was missing in action
since June 24th.
Donald entered military
training October 9, 1943 at Camp Roberts, California and went
overseas April 1st, 1944.
He visited in Corning before going to the East Coast. Mrs. Nevius received a letter from him dated June 1st,
saying it might be impossible for him to write for some time, and not to expect letters.
A strange postscript to
the incident is added by the returne of a picture to Don's
mother, on Monday, one she had sent
some time ago, and on the returned package was written, "Hospitalized July 26th. The community is saddened in the loss
of one of its fine young men and sympathy is extended to the relatives.
Adams County Free Press, September 14, 1944, page 1 , From the Find A Grave website
Donald E. Nevius was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Iowa.
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Walnut Grove Cemetery, where Donald E. Nevius is buried
Photo by becky from the Find A Grave website
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