World War II
Whose who served from Iowa

Tec 4 Charles C. Tickle of Iowa entered on active service with the U.S. Army at Fort Des Moines, Iowa on January 10, 1941. He served with Troop C of the 133rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized. He departed for overseas service on January 18, 1944 where he participated in the Battle of Normandy. He was also involved in the fighting in Northern France, Germany and other areas of central Europe. He returned to the United States on October 20, 1945. He received the Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal and three Overseas Service Bars. He was discharged at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin on October 29, 1945.

Private Ernest Thomas Tickle of Iowa was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 12, 1943 at Knoxville, Iowa. He served with Troop B of the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron at Camp Maxey Texas. He was discharged on October 22, 1945 at Camp Maxey.

Private First Class George Jackson Tickle of Iowa enlisted with the U.S. Army on October 1, 1942 at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He served as an Air Compressor Operator with Headquarters and Service Company 205th Engineer C Battalion. He participated in the Battle of Attu, Alaska. His company arrived at Attu on May 21, 1943, the 12th day of the three week campaign to retake the island. Attu was the only U.S. soil to be occupied by Japanese forces. American casualties at Attu were second in proportion only to Iwo Jima. George was involved in the action during an enemy air attack on Attu, Alaska for which he received a Battle Star. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Badge and three Overseas Bars. He was discharged at ASF Regional Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas on April 11, 1945.

Kenneth Tickel of Iowa enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 20, 1942. He was assigned to the Naval Training Station at San Diego, California.

Tec 5 Marion R. Tickel was killed in action,
in Normandy, France on August 25, 1944.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in April, 1941 and
served with the 125th Cavalry Reconnaissance
Squadron, a mechanized cavalry unit. He died
when his tank, hit by mortar fire, was engulfed
in flames. At his widowed mother's request,
Marion's body was not returned home
but was buried in the Normandy American
U.S. Military cemetery at St. Laurent, France.
This cemetery is situated on a cliff overlooking
Omaha Beach and the English Channel.

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