“Comays-Ideals In Tie Standings, City Tenpin Loop” – May 3, 1949

Source:  Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, May 3, 1949

Dixon vs. West Here on Friday – 1948

Dixon vs West here on Friday

Source: The Rockford Sports News and Entertainment Guide, Nov. 30, 1948

WW II Army Sarna, Pvt. Frank KIA

Reburial services for Pvt. Frank Sarna of 1244 Rose Ave., will be held Friday in Gasparini and Oliveri Funeral Home, in St. Anthony of Padua church, burial in Calvary cemetery with military rites by the Amvets. Born here 5/7/1912, entered army June 12, 1943. He was killed Sept 26,1944 in France, a week after reaching the continent.  Parents, widow, 2 brothers, 1 sister survive. Received training at Riverside, California in anti-aircraft division, died 9/26/1944

Pft. Frank Sarna

Source: Rockford Morning Star 4/21/1949


Peterson, Philip

Memorial Day - 1

“World war 2 veterans will march in the 1st postwar Memorial day parade at 9 a. m. today from West State and Winnebago streets to Cedar Bluff cemetery, where tributes will be paid to war dead of the city and nation.  Philip Peterson, 22, 1228 6th St. commander of Rockford’s new Amvets post, composed of world war 2 veterans, is shown getting his uniform ready for the parade. Peterson, who served nearly five years and was overseas 30 months, was an aviation cadet at the Chapel Hill, N.C., pre-flight school when he left the service last November. He survived the Jap attack on Pearl Harbor and the Battle of the Midway while serving with the navy.”

Source: Rockford Morning Star May 30, 1946 page 1