Pfc. Gordon Stonebraker, 26 years old Veedersburg veteran of Africa, Sicily, Italy and France was Killed in Action in France on August 28 according to a telegram received by his father, Ora Stonebraker, at noon last Sunday. Pfc. Stonebraker had spent his entire life in Veedersburg until his induction in the Army December 1, 1941. He took training at Ft. Bragg, NC and Camp Blanding Fla before going overseas July 3, 1942. His father last heard from him on August 15.
Gordon's death is a shock and bitter news to his friends and relatives back in Veedersburg. His death is the price of democracy.
He was born in Veedersburg on December 15, 1918, the son of Ora and Edith Shoaf Stonebraker. His mother died several years ago. Survivors in addition to his father, are four sisters: Mrs. Margaret Bentley; Mrs. Doris Bunnel; Mrs. Francis Ward and Miss Dorine Stonebraker and one brother, Harry all of Veedersburg.
Source: Scrapbook of Rose Marie Sutherlin of 1940s obituaries (given to me by my dear genealogy friend, Betty Dotson) - kbz
Pfc. Gordon Stonebraker, was killed in France on Aug 28, according to a telegram from the War Department received Sunday by his father, Ora Stonebraker of Veedersburg. Pfc. Stonebraker had been overseas two
years last July 3, and had seen action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and finally in France. He was a member of a heavy artillery battalion. He was inducted into the Army Dec 1, 1941 and took training at Ft. Bragg, NC and Camp Blanding, Fla before going overseas. His father had heard from him last on Aug 15. Pfc. Stonebraker was born in Veedersburg Dec 15, 1918 the son of Ora and Edith Shoaf Stonebraker. His mother died several years ago. Survivors, in addition to his father, are four sisters: Mrs. Margaret Bentley; Mrs. Doris Bunnell; Mrs. Francis Ford and Miss Dorine Stonebraker; and one brother, Harry all of Veedersburg.