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Obit & Story of Glenn Rosenboom
Posted by: mary runyon hanshew (ID *****7280) Date: April 02, 2011 at 06:12:16
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From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois

LIEUT. GLENN ROSENBOOM KILLED IN ACTION SOMEWHERE IN PACIFIC

SEPTEMBER 28, 1944

A message from the government Sunday forenoon brought the sad news to Robert Rosenboom in Chatsworth, that his youngest son, First Lt. Glenn Rosenboom, had been killed in action somewhere in the Pacific war zone.
Lt. Rosenboom was a marine fighter pilot and had shown keen ability during his training and had receivded instruction and been associated with some of the best pilots against the Japanese. Just how he met death had not been revealed to the home relatives up to this time. He is the fifth Chatsworth man to lose his life in the present war. The other four were Paul Zorn, Lovell Curtis, Jerome J. Hummel, and Henry Baldauf.
Lt. Rosenboom was born in Chatsworth on Feb. 8, 1922, the son of Robert and Olga Traeger Rosenboom. He attended the Chatsworth public schools, graduating as class valedictorian in 1939. He attended Eureka college where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated from Pensacola, Florida as a pilot, and received his wings May 11, 1943.
Surviving are his father, two brothers, Traeger and Kenneth, both seabees, and serving in the Pacific war zone, and one half-brother, Richard, at home. His mother died in 1925.
Lt. Rosenboom left Santa Barbara, Callifornia, February 11th, for active service against the Japanese. He last visited home folks here in August, 1943. His last letter arrived in Chatsworth the evening before the message came announcing his death. The letter was dated September 15-16 and was postmarked September 17th. He did not state where he was, and the scene of his death will not be known until the government releases the information.


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