Pearson, Pfc. Floyd

PFC Floyd Pearson

“Rites for War Hero Saturday” Killed at Guadalcanal Rescuing Comrade. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday in Arlington Memorial Park for Pfc.  Son of Adolph Pearson, 420 Fitch Rd. On May 2, 1942 the distiguished service cross was awarded posthumously. Private first class Pearson, who was born here on Aug 6, 1918 attended Rockford Schools and later worked Gunite foundries.  He entered the army March 16, 1941. Trained at Fort Sheridan, Camp Croft, S.C., and Camp Forrest, TN. First sent to Australia, he later served in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal.  Arrangements by Fred C. Olson mortuary

Source: Rockford Register Republic 6/10/1948