Roy L. Fund

Killed in Action

Draft Registration

Full Name: Fund, Roy Lavere
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1919
Birth Place: Nemaha, Kansas, Usa
Race: White
Employer: Self – Farm
Weight: 175
Height: 5 10
Complexion: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Contact Person: Fund, William Howard
Relation to Head: Father
Year: [Blank]
Residence: Goff, Nemaha, Kansas
Residence Country: USA
Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940

World War II Draft Registration Cards for Kansas

Enlistment

Full Name Roy L Fund
Army Serial Number 20725158
Enlistment Place Holton Kansas
Enlistment Date 23 Dec 1940
Army Branch Infantry
Service Branch Army
Race or Ethnicity White
Residence Nemaha County, Kansas
Source of Army Personnel National Guard
Army Component National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Level of Education Grammar school
Occupation Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Birth Date 1919
Birth Place Kansas
Source Box Number 0358
Source Film Reel Number 3.79
Conflict Period World War II
Served for United States of America

Camp Robinson

Camp Robinson News

Cpl. William Geren, Pvt. Walter Clelland and Pvt Roy Fund, all of Company E 137th Infantry, were visiting friends in Btry D Sunday afternoon.

Sabetha Herald (Sabetha, KS) 2 April 1941 – page 5

Surgery

Private Roy Fund of the U.S. army is in a hospital at Springfield, Mo., for treatment of an injury at the base of the spine, which he received when a boy

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) – 16 March 1942 – page 8

Furlough

Johnstone

Pvt. Roy Fund is home on a 18 day furlough Roy has been recuperating in a Springfield hospital from a severe operation.

Sabetha Herald (Sabetha, KS) 25 March 1942 page 7

Parent Visit

“Northeast Items”
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fund spent the week-end in Springfield, Mo., with their son, P.F.C. Roy Fund and Oliver Hollands.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 4 Jun 1942 page 8

Hospitalized with Mumps

Full Name Fund, Roy L
Admission Date Jun 1944
Military Service Number 20725158
Length of Service No entry made
Medical Diagnosis Diagnosis: Mumps
Discharge Type Duty
Discharge Date 1944
Conflict Period World War II
Served for United States of America

US WWII Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954 (Fold 3)

Injured

Full Name Fund, Roy L
Race White, includes Mexican
Admission Date Jul 1944
Admission Type of Injury Casualty, battle
Military Service Number 20725158
Rank Enlisted Man
Branch Infantry, General or Unspecified
Length of Service Unknown
Injured in Line of Duty In line of duty
Medical Diagnosis FirstLocation: Upper extremity: Scapular region; CausativeAgent: Bullet, Missile Not Stated
Discharge Type Died
Discharge Date Jul 1944
Conflict Period World War II
Served for United States of America

Cpl. Roy Fund Died in France

Was Killed July 14

Goff Soldier if First in Community Proper to Die in Action

Word was received Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fund, Goff, that their son, Cplt. Roy L. Fund, lot his life in action July 14, in France. Information came from the War Department.

The Goff community was saddened yesterday when word came of the death of Roy Fund, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. fund, farmers of the community northeast of Goff. Roy gave his life for this country on July 14 in France and is the first soldier from Goff to pay the supreme sacrifice.

Roy was in his late 20’s and had been in the service more than two years. He was with an infantry division and had been overseas only about three months. On D-Day he was ill with mumps in England.

Roy has four brothers, Mirl, Walter, Dale and Harold, who with the parents and a host of friends will mourn his early death.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 3 August 1944 page 1

Telegram

Goff

The community was deeply touched Wednesday when the telegram came to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fund, stating their youngest son, Sgt. Roy Fund, with the armed forces overseas, in France, had been killed in action. This is our first death. Roy was born July 13, 1919 at the family home northeast of Goff and met his death July 14, 1944. He had been engaged in farming with his father before his enlistment with the National Guards at Holton, 4 years ago this November. The telegram from the War Department stated a letter would follow giving more details, after which a memorial service will be held and a complete obituary will be given. Mr. and Mrs. Fund and the older brothers and their families have the sincere sympathy of all in their great sacrifice.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 7 Aug 1944 – page 6

Goff Soldier Killed in France

The Goff community was saddened when word came of the death of Roy Fund, younger son of MR and Mrs. w. H. Fund, farmers of the community northeast of Goff. Roy gave his life for his country on Jul 15 in France and is the 1st soldier form Goff to pay the supreme sacrifice.

Roy was in his late 20’s and had been in the service more than two years. He was with an infantry division and had been overseas only about three months. On D-day he was ill with mumps in England. Roy has four brothers, Mirl, Walter, Dale and Harold. – Seneca Courier-Tribune

Fund was a nephew of Mrs. Louis Moser of Sabetha. His father was reared in Sabetha.

Sabetha Herald (Sabetha, KS) 9 august 1944 – page 1

Memorial

Goff

Rev Walter Carson of Christian church of Soldier, will deliver the message at the Roy Fund Memorial, Sept. 10 at the High School auditorium. The Heald-Thieme Post of the American Legion will have charge of the service.

Courier Tribune (Seneca, KS) 4 Sep 1944 page 6

Killed in Action

Full Name Fund, Roy L
Serial number 20725158
Rank SGT
Type of casualty KIA
Conflict Period World War II
Served for United States of America

US World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel, 1946 (Fold3)

World War II Dead

Full name Fund, Roy L
Gender Male
Race White
Religion Protestant
Branch Army
Service Number 20725158
Rank Sergeant
Burial Cemetery Plot j 2 24
Burial Cemetery Saint Laurent (Permanent Cemetery), Saint Laurent, France
Notes According to next of kin
Conflict Period World War II
Served for United States of America

US Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 (Fold3)

Burial

Full Name Roy L Fund
State of Residence Kansas
Death 14-Jul-44
Death Date 14 Jul 1944
Buried Buried at: Plot J Row 2 Grave 24 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Memorial Location
Plot J Row 2 Grave 24
Memorial Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery
Memorial Country Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Rank Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 20725158
Regiment 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
Conflict Period World War II
Awards Purple Heart
Served for United States of America

US, American Battle Monuments Commission, 1914-1950 (Fold 3)