World War II casualty
Company K, 394th Infantry
He married Margery Richards on January 15, 1944
From The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois, Tuesday, November 25, 1947, page 1:
Bodies of two former residents of Edwardsville who gave their lives in World War II are due to arrive here in the near future, according to word received by their next of kin from the American Graves Registration Service in Chicago.
One is Sgt. Arthur J. Dippold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Dippold of 1004 Grand avenue. The other is S/Sgt. Clovis Madoux, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie W. Madoux of Worden. Relatives have received their first official notifications and the final information will be provided nearer the date when the bodies will arrive.
At the Dippold home today it was announced that final burial will be in connection with private services. The Madoux family has requested the American Legion to take charge for a military service.
The body of Sgt. Dippold was interred in the Henri-Chapelle temporary military cemetery in Belgium after he lost his life. The body of S/Sgt. Madoux was temporarily placed in St. Laurent military cemetery in France.
Sgt. Dippold lost his life in Germany on March 10, 1945, four days before his birthday anniversary, and after spending four months with Hodge's First Army. He was living in North Adams, Mass., when he entered the service, being employed by a company engaged in production of ceramics. He was home for his final visit for only a couple of days before departure for Europe in December, 1944.
He was married at the time of entering the service, his wife formerly being Miss Margery Richards of North Adams. She recently remarried.
S/Sgt. Madoux, who was 29, lost his life in France on D-Day. He had participated in the African campaign, was sent to Sicily where he was wounded on July 28, 1943, and his outfit had been transferred for a part in the invasion of France.
He was formerly employed at International Tannery at Hartford. The family lived here before moving to Carpenter and later to Worden.
From The Intelligencer, Friday, January 16, 1948, page 1:
Two soldiers of World War II who lost their lives in the European theater were buried here yesterday after return of their bodies to this city Wednesday afternoon. The bodies were brought here from the Chicago distribution center, each accompanied by an escort who remained until after the services.
Private funeral services were conducted yesterday morning at 10 o'clock from the Marks-Weber funeral home for Sgt. Arthur J. Dippold. About 20 members of the relationship were present for services in charge of Rev. F.L. Kinsman of the First Presbyterian church.
Sgt. Dippold lost his life in Germany on March 10, 1945. He was killed in action four days before his 24th birthday anniversary.
Six relatives were casket bearers. They were Harrison Stubbs, Carl Dippold, Joseph Zrust, Bruce Fiegenbaum, Paul Fiegenbaum and Robert C. Cunningham. Interment was at Valley View cemetery.
Public funeral services were conducted for Staff Sgt. Clovis E. Madoux from the Marks-Weber funeral home at 2:30 yesterday afternoon and were attended by a large group of relatives and friends. Sgt. Madox, once a resident of Edwardsville, lived in Carpenter when he entered the service.
Rev. C.M. Day had charge of the religious services. Mrs. Dorothy Orman sang a solo, "Come Ye Disconsolate." She was accompanied by Mrs. Roy Long.
Sgt. Madoux was killed on D-Day in France. He was previously wounded in Sicily and had returned to service after sufficient recovery.
After the religious services members of Edwardsville Post No. 199, American Legion, headed by Commander Terry Gueltig took charge. Burial with military honors was made at Valley View cemetery.
The pallbearers were Lester Mueller and Virgil Hartman, Edwardsville, Edward Johnson, Worden, Milton Miller, Henry Ashauer and Alvin Daube, Carpenter.
M/Sgt. Ruff F. Lynch was escort for Sgt. Dippold and S/Sgt. Maurice A. Ritter accompanied the body of S/Sgt. Madoux.
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