The Shelbyville Republican
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kingen, of Fortville, have received word that
their son, Staff Sgt. Robert Kingen, has been listed as missing in action in Europe.
Sgt. Kingen was an aerial bomber and had been overseas four months. He is reported to be Hancock county's
Friday, January 15, 1943
First Casualty from
Hancock County Is
County Man's Brother
He is a brother of Joe Kingen, of north State Road 9. Two
other brothers, Pvt. John Kingen and Sgt. Fred Kingen, are serving with
the army in Florida and California. Other brothers and sisters include Gerald and Martha,
at home; Mrs. Ruth Jarrett, of Fortville, and Ruth, of Indianapolis.
Memorial services will be held for the young man at the Church of the
Nazarene in [I cannot read the rest -- it might say Mohawk].
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming