Lieut Roger Alexander Reynolds

Lieut Roger Alexander Reynolds

Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, USA
Death 7 Jun 1943 (aged 24)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota, USA
Plot Block 1FA, Lot 24, Grave 4
Memorial ID 104931541 · View Source
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Died of injuries received in a jeep accident on June 4 1943

The community was stunned Monday to learn of the death of Lt. Roger A. Reynolds, 24, son or Mr and Mrs K.A.L. Reynolds of Minnewaukan. He died in an army hospital at Smynra, Tenn, of injuries received Thursday when a jeep tipped over while his company was on maneuvers in that area.
First words of the tragedy came Monday morning when a message stated that he had been injured. A short time later his parents were informed by wire that he was dead. No further particulars of the accident were given. His wife, the former Rachel Thompson had been summoned from Panama City, Florida, and was with him at the time of his death.

Roger was born in Minnewaukan, July 27, 1918. He attended the local schools and was especially active in athletics and journalism. He enrolled at the University of North Dakota and majored in journalism. He was a member of Sigma Nu social fraternity and Sigma Delta Chi, journalism fraternity. He was sports broadcaster during his junior year and during the 1940-41 term was sports editor of the college newspaper. He received his degree in 1941. His vacation work alternated between the ACA office and the Farmers Press.

He was accepted as an officer candidate in the Marine Corps during his senior year at college and reported for training at Quantico in February 1942. He trained for five weeks and was then discharged because of an old knee injury. He enlisted in the Army April 1, 1942 and was sent to Camp Barkeley, Texas, where he served with the 359th Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant and then sent to the officers candidate school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He received his commission December 2, 1942, and was assigned to an infantry company at Fort Rucker, Ala. There he completed the Ranger training course and when his company was sent on maneuvers to Nashville, Tenn, he was kept at camp for three weeks as instructor. He had rejoined his group but a short time before his death.

Lt. Reynolds was married Dec. 9, 1942, to Miss Rachel Thompson of McHenry, N.D, who at the time was an instructor in the Minnewaukan schools.

Funeral services will be held at the Masonic temple in Minnewaukan on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The rites will be in charge of Evergreen Lodge No. 46 A.F. & A.M. Rev. Raynor, the Episcopal minister of Devils Lake will deliver the sermon. A firing squad from Gunnerud-Dietrich post of the American Legion and color guard will take part in the services.

Mrs. Reynolds arrived with the body Thursday at Devils Lake. Lt. Boswell, an associate of Lt. Reynolds escorted the body.

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