Veterans Who Have Passed–John Burpee Whitehead

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 19, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passsed–Richard J. “Dick” Crosby

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 17, 2020.

Herbert Mauser – 2016 obituary

Herbert Mauser

Source: Rockford Register Star Mar. 15, 2016

WWII – Navy Hitchcox, Ensign John W.

on active duty in navy in South Pacific

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/10/1944

Lt (j.g.) John W “Jack” Hitchcox, a former deputy collector of internal revenue here has been awarded the bronze medal for meritorious service with the amphibious forces of the Pacific fleet in connection with landing operations on the island of Leyte and Linguyen gulf, Luzon, in the Philippines and Okinawa. Oct 1943 Hitchcox was commissioned as ensign in naval reserve was gunnery officer but promoted to 3rd in command. Graduate of St. Thomas and University of Notre Dame

Ensign John W. Hitchcox

Source: Rockford Register Republic 7/7/1945


World War II – Navy – Robert I. Trapp

Commander Robert I. Trapp

Entered Navy February 8, 1927; retired June 1, 1957

Served in the South Pacific during World War II in Amphibious Attack Transports

In battles of Guadalcanal, Saipan, Okinawa, Iwo Jima

Awarded Bronze Star and 8 Battle Stars.

See also Korea

Died: 2/17/2010

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/20/2010