Bandstand Flag Notice

June 2018


Leonard Dean Cooper

Jun. 7, 1946 – Oct. 18, 1969

United States Marine Corps           Private First Class

The flag flying over the bandstand during June is in honor of Leonard Dean Cooper

Born in Monroe County to Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Cooper, Leonard entered the Marines following his education.  He was deployed to Vietnam in August 1969.  October 18, 1969, his company was returning from a road building detail in Quang Nam Province when his jeep hit an anti-personnel mind and he was killed.  He was survived by his wife, Susan; daughters: Michelle and Mary Jo; and his mother and step-father, Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Whitis. 

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May 2018

Abraham Henry Nunnikhoven

Feb. 14, 1926 – Feb. 19, 2018

United States Army     Technician 5th Grade

The flag flying over the bandstand during May is in honor of Abraham Henry Nunnikhoven.

Abe was inducted into the Army, April 12, 1945, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He departed for the Pacific Theater October 15, 1945.  He served as an automotive mechanic in post-war Japan and returned home on November 13, 1946.  He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal and the Victory Medal.

Upon his return to Oskaloosa, Abe resumed farming with his father. He farmed several places in Mahaska County before purchasing his first farm west of Cedar in 1954. He later purchased a farm five miles southeast of Oskaloosa that became known as the home place.

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April 2018

Lyle Glenn Panno

October 6, 1918 - March 24, 2017

United States Army

Sergeant

The flag flying over the bandstand during April is in honor of Lyle Glenn Panno.

Lyle was inducted into the Army, March 19, 1942, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He departed for the Pacific Theater July 8, 1944.  He served in the Anti-aircraft Artillery Search Battalion and took part in the battles in the Northern Solomons Islands and Luzon. He was award the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Service Ribbon, and Asiatic – Pacific Theater Service Ribbon.

Following his discharged, Jan. 27, 1946, Lyle moved to Fargo N.D. where he attended Auto School and later taught there. After leaving the school, Lyle continued working in the auto industry and later worked for a plumbing company in Madelia, MN. Lyle worked construction for a few years and later served ten years with the Minnesota Highway Department.  Lyle and Myrna moved to Oskaloosa in 1973 and he went to work at Rollscreen in Pella.  Lyle retired Dec. 23, 1983.

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March 2018

Jim Lee McDonough

December 20, 1933 - January 18, 2018

United States Navy

Seaman

The flag flying over the bandstand during March is in honor of Jim Lee McDonough.

Jim was inducted into the Navy, March 21, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa. Of the 19 months he served, he was stationed on an aircraft carrier, the USS Kearsarge for seven months. He was discharged October 17, 1957 and transferred into the Navy Reserves. 

Following his discharge, Jim returned to Oskaloosa and became involved in the livestock auction business.  He went on to become an owner of Oskaloosa Livestock Auction, Inc. and worked there for 30 years. 

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February 2018

Name: Donald D. Dye

Birth and Death Dates: May 20, 1925 – June 8, 2014

Branch of Service: United States Army 109th Infantry  Regiment

Highest Rank attained: Private First Class

Donald was drafted into the United States Army in October of 1943 at Camp Dodge, Iowa.  After his training, he was sent to Europe in September of 1944.  He took part in the Battle of the Bulge and received significant injuries while overseas.  Because his identification was lost, and he was rescued as a John Doe from the battlefield, he wasn’t decorated for his sacrifices until later in life.  He was discharged from the Camp Carson, Colorado Hospital Center, June 29, 1945.  He was eventually awarded the Purple Heart, American Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. 

Following his discharge, Don returned to Oskaloosa and worked as a tool and die maker and precision machinist at G&L Industries for most of his life; he retired in 1990.  Don was honored to be part of an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.in 2009.

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January 2018

LeRoy Wesley Bone

May 10, 1923 – April 2, 1983

U.S. Army Air Force, 728th Bombardment Squadron

Sergeant

The flag flying over the bandstand during the month of January is in honor of LeRoy Wesley Bone.

Bone was employed at the Rohr Aircraft Company in Chula Vista, California, when he entered the Army Air Force in October 1943.  He received training at Buckley Field, Denver, CO; Kingman, AZ; and Lincoln, NE before the combat crew was assembled and trained in Rapid City, SD. 

At the age of 21, he arrived in England and was stationed at the 8th Bombardment Station in August 1944. He served as a right waist gunner, took aerial photos with a 7-mm camera, was responsible for maintenance of guns, loading of ammunition, and bombs on Flatbush Floogie, a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 452nd Bombardment Group.  Over the next several months, he flew 18 missions and his division was cited by the President for historic England-to-Africa Shuttle bombing of Messerschmitt aircraft factories. Flying in what is considered the toughest theatre of aerial warfare.   

He was awarded the Air Medal on November 25, 1944, for “meritorious achievement” while taking part in 8th Air Force bombing attacks on vital German industrial targets and on Nazi military strong points, in support of advances by Allies ground forces. The award states, “The courage, coolness and skill displayed by this Enlisted Man upon these occasions reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.”

December 13, 1944, he was award his first Oak Leaf Clusters, again for “meritorious achievements” and again on January 5th he was awarded a second Oak Leaf Cluster, again for “meritorious achievements.”

He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he received on December 31, 1944, over Germany and sent to England to recuperate.  He returned to the United States, July 16, 1945, and was discharged from O’Reilly General Hospital, Springfield, MO, January 16, 1945.   

LeRoy returned to Oskaloosa where he continued to recover from his wounds.  When he was able, he began working for the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 21.  He traveled a territory near Oskaloosa and visited other disabled veterans, helping to insure that they received the care and benefits they deserved.  LeRoy also served as President of DAV Chapter 21 for many years.  Later in life, he sold cars for Bone and VanZee Motors and for a brief time sold boats for Don Lloyd.

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December 2017

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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November 2017

Glen Boughton

March 29, 1932 - January 11, 2016

U.S. Army

Corporal

The flag flying over the bandstand during November is in honor of Glen Melburn Boughton.

After high school, Glen helped his father farm near Lacey, Iowa. He entered the military, July 15, 1952, and was stationed with the Army in Germany working with artillery. After almost 18 months in Germany, he was honorably discharged, June 21, 1954.

Upon his return to Iowa in January 1954, he resumed working with his father on the family farm. In 1968, he moved to the New Sharon area and took a job at the Taintor Co-op Elevator. He also did custom spraying for farmers in the area. Later, Glen became a real estate agent with Century 21. He also worked as a car salesman for Van Zee Motors for a number of years before purchasing the business. He renamed it “The Auto Plaza” and operated it with his son, Paul, until the time of his retirement.

 

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October 2017 

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.

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