Saturday, April 21, 1945 pg. 1
“Sgt. Jack Pidgeon Killed In Action; Luzon Campaign”
Sgt. Jack Pidgeon, 30, was killed in action March 31 on Luzon Island, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pidgeon of Arcata.
Sgt. Pidgeon was serving in the 161st Infantry, 25th Division. He was inducted in September, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts and went overseas to New Zealand for additional training. He had participated in the Philippine invasion and the Lingayen Gulf invasion of January of this year. The soldier had not long ago been awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
The soldier attended schools in Eureka and Arcata and was for several years employed by the H. H. Buhne Company.
Also surviving are Sgt. Pidgeon’s wife, Barbara, of Salt Lake City’ Utah, and his sister, Frances Thompson of Eureka.