WWII – Army Cottingham, Staff Sgt. Carl

combat engineer man, who suffered serious wounds on Nov 20 in northern Italy.  Shrapnel wounds in his right leg during battle in Sicily, July 12, 1943 and was hospitalized in North Africa, but returned to action. overseas 2 1/2 years, Cottingham entered the army Jan. 1941. His wife, the former Jean Gill lives at  202 No Court Street.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/10/1944

Carl Cottingham died 1/25/2012