Jack D. Cornell

Corporal Jack D. Cornell, Army Engineers, has arrived in England, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Cornell, Route 3, Eau Claire.

He entered the service in February 1943 and received his training at Camp Butner, NC.

Four men of the 602nd Engineer Camouflage Battalion have received a commendation for outstanding performance of duty during the German breakthrough last December. Those commended included Corporal Jack Cornell, Route 3, Eau Claire, and Private First Class William Cleasby, 706 Broadway.

Staff Sergeant Duane C. Cornell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cornell, Route 3, Eau Claire, has arrived in France, according to word received here.

Sergeant Cornell entered the service in November 1941 and is in the Field Artillery.

His brother, Jack, is also serving in France.

Staff Sergeant Duane Cornell, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cornell, Route 3, Eau Claire, was killed in action in France on July 27. His parents were notified by the War Department Sunday.

Staff Sergeant Cornell was born on March 7, 1920. He was graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1938, attended Eau Claire State Teachers College for two years, and was attending college at River Falls when called into service on November 25, 1941.

He received training at Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Jackson, SC; Camp Blanding, FL; and Camp Atterbury, IN, going to England in February 1944.

He landed in France with a Field Artillery unit a few days after D-day.

Surviving are his parents; one sister, Mrs. Ervin Dewitt, Rt. [?]; and one brother, Jack Cornell, a Corporal with an Army Engineer Unit in France.