Bandstand Flag Notice
Wendell E. Roach
May 6, 1930 - August 26, 1950
U.S. National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army
Private, Company C, 5th Infantry Regiment, 7th Battalion
The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of December is in honor of Wendell Eugene Roach.
Pvt. Roach was born in Tracy and spent most of his life in Oskaloosa. He attended Oskaloosa High School and following his education operated a star mail route for Roy Warrick. He served in the National Guard for a year, the Marine Corps for a year and was discharged in February 1950.
Roach enlisted in the Army, May 8, 1950, and left for active duty at Fort Riley, KS where he took basic training. From there he was sent to Camp Stoneman, CA, for overseas shipment. After arriving in Hawaii, Roach attended a service school until he left for Korea on Aug. 12.
He arrived in Korea on Aug. 21 and wrote to his grandparents telling them not to worry. The letter arrived here on August 28 Ð two days after he was killed in action. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Roach and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ellis.
He was laid to rest in Forest Cemetery, August 29, 1950, with full military honors.
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Name: Ernest Lee Allgood
Birth and Death Dates: 10/12/1933 - 11/04/2016
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Highest Rank attained: E-5
The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of October is in honor of Ernest “Red” Allgood.
While at Oskaloosa High School, Ernie worked with plumbing, heating, and mechanical contractors. Soon after graduation in 1952 he enlisted in the Navy. He served for twelve years, from 1952 to 1964. During those years he was assigned to several ships including the USS Missouri, USS Walker, USS Bryce Canyon, USS Northampton and the USS Everal. While in the Navy he served in the boiler room, furthering his knowledge of in heating, plumbing, and mechanical areas.
Ernie resumed his career with H.G. Brown after his return from the Navy and worked for them until 1978. At that time he was hired as a superintendent for L.A. Fulton and Sons Plumbing and Heating Contractors out of Urbandale, Iowa. Ernie traveled around the state to hospitals, schools and other institutions supervising repairs and new construction. He was well thought of by his employers and his co-workers; he knew his trade well and always gave his all to his work. He retired in 1998.
If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or use the contact us link.