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Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 17 August 1944 p 1

Waynetown, Aug 17 - Pfc. Robert L. Cord, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Cord, living 4 1/2 miles northwest of Waynetown was killed in action in France August 3, according to a telegram that came to his parents, Wednesday evening, from the Department of War, in Washington, DC. Pfc. Cord had been overseas since last October in England, until he left some time in July for France. He had written a letter July 27 to a brother, Sgt. Claude C. Cord, who is stationed at Camp Atterbury, saying he had then been in France for a brief period. Born at Waynetown, Pfc. Cord had lived in and around Waynetown most of his life time. He was a graduate of the Waynetown HS with the class of 1931. He had been in the service since March, 1942. Mr. and Mrs. Cord have a third son, Major William C. McCord, who is serving as an officer at a prisoner of war camp at Hereford, Tex. Pfc. Cord was employed at the Donnelley plant in Crawfordsville at the time he entered to service. -- typed by kbz

Source: Waynetown Dispatch Friday, May 7, 1948

Funeral services in memory of Robert L. Cord, private 1st class were held from the Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Pfc Cord was killed on Aug 3, 1944 near St. Lo, France, his body being returned home from the US Military Cemetery at LaCambe, France. The Rev. Guy E. Tremaine, pastor of the Methodist Church officiated and was assisted by the Rev. John N. Cassady of the Baptist Church. Chaplain Floyd J . Armstrong, of MItchell Air Base, NY who will be new minister of the Christian Church served as chaplain for Waynetown Post of the American Legion, Homer Faucett commander, which participated in the church services. Mrs. MB Snyder played appropriate music. Those assisting with the flowers were: Mrs. George Gravett, Jr; Mrs. Charles Fay, Mrs. Helen Drake, Mrs. V.C. Blackford, Mrs. Bly Moody, Mrs. Homer Faucett, Mrs. Paul Dazey and Mrs. Jane Kiger all of the Women's Auxiliary to Waynetown post. Members of the post who served as pallbeaers were; CL Miller, Harold Conner, Bill Collings, Donald Grenard, Donald Quillin and Charles Bunnell. Waynetown Post marched to the cemetery with the funerla cortege. At the cemetery the services were concluded by the firing squad and Taps. The large flag which had covered the casket was present to the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver J. Cord, by Chaplain Armstrong and Commander Faucet. -- kbz

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