Donald Earl Nevius

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/25/1944

 

 

Donald E. Nevius was born in Adams County, Iowa on January 13, 1922. He was drafted into the Army
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.

Burial:
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Corning
Adams County
Iowa

 

Walnut Grove Cemetery, where Donald E. Nevius is buried

Photo by becky from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 


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