Moberly Monitor 3 July, 1944 Page #1

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Moberly Monitor
3 July, 1944
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IncH- By · Is | Now life new 100 load oi 5U to Not Phil- j ' . ' ; one on Howard Neck Dies in Battle Of Normandy Death of Moberly Youth Action Is First Reported From France Pfc. Howard M. Meek, 28. Infantry, was killed in action · France, presumably in the battle for Normandy, on June 14, according to a telegram. from ,, r T, . -. , ,, i were making War Department received th,s plac morning_ by his^parents Mr. Mrs. John M. Meek, 425 Sparks the PFC. HOWARD- M. MECK the avenue. The telegram gave no further information but said a-letter 1 would -follow. Pfc.. Meek was a brother of' Sgt. Orville Meek, Marine veteran of the Southwest Pacific, who was,.at Pearl Harbor the .day :the .initial bombing by the Japanese. ' ' . · . , ·Besides his parents and Sgt 'Meek, now at the Marine base " i,-Xaego,..-T-:the- -i ; sucvived by two other brothers,"' Harold Meek, engaged in commercial flying in the · South for *** t^tit, »JW U. I.JJ, J.WX a - governlnent - . 'and Donald *irtw4-T-i _ _. 'V . _ * . , Jap of to made Meck of the home; and a-sister, Miss Margaret Meek, employe in an "airplane'plant, in Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. · Meck's last letter, .from Pfc. Meek xvas dated June.l and was_ written from his base in England. He had been in the Army V Tr- ars 'last. Anrir and in ' C years 'last- April and in 'England about two months prior to · -his death, which is the first to be reported here from the new invasion theater. Pfc. Meek, a graduate of North Park school and student in Moberly Junior High School, received training at- 'Camp Barkeley, Tex., and was at California bases about" , six ··- months before going ..'to an embarkation center on the East Coast from where he sailed for England.

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  2. 03 Jul 1944, Mon,
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