Wednesday, April 1, 2015
LOUIS E. BARROWS
KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE
Took Park in African, Sicilian Campaigns and Invasion
A telegram was received Saturday, July 1, from the War Department stating that Pvt. Louis Elmer Barrows was killed in action in France June 22.
Pvt. Barrows was born in McDonough May 27, 1912, to Arvine and Lillian Goshaw Barrows. He spent most of his life on the home farm. In 1941 he rented the farm, known as the Arthur Phillips farm in Smithville, which he was operating when he was inducted into the Army in April 1942.
He received most of his training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, becoming a Tank Driver and Radio operator in a tank with the 70th Tank Branch. He left the United States in September 1942, and served in the North African and Sicilian campaigns. In December 1943, he was sent back to England, where he was stationed with the Service Company of the 70th Tank Branch, until the invasion of France.
In February 1942, he was married to Anna Phillips Sprague. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Freda Elaine, stepchildren, David and Nellie Sprague, three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bonner and Mrs. Winifred Ardron of McDonough and Mrs. Helen Gilliand of Greene; three brothers, Pfc A. Howard Barrows of India, Floyd and Leonard Barrows of McDonough, and six nieces and three nephews.
NOTE: THE DATE WAS HAND-WRITTEN ON THE ARTICLE.