Moberly Monitor 3 July, 1944 Page #1
IncH- By Â· 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 Â· 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. ' ' . Â· . , Â·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 Â· South for *** t^tit, Â»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. Â· 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 Â· -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 Â·Â·- months before going ..'to an embarkation center on the East Coast from where he sailed for England.