A Veteran’s View: Dale Elliot

Since 2004, libraries across the world have organized events about freedom and issues that matter to their communities during the month of September. This grassroots project favors free over fee, public over private, and voices over silence.   Throughout the week of September 21, the blogs of the Davenport Public Library will be featuring posts relating to freedom and democracy, as well as hosting displays about these topics.  For more information about the September Project, visit www.theseptemberproject.org.


Dale Iverson Elliott was born April 19, 1923, in Davenport.   In World War II, he served  as a Master Sergeant in Company E of the 148th Infantry.

American FlagDuring his military service, Master Sergeant Elliott was awarded the Medal of Honor, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge and the Bronze Service Arrowhead. 

After returning, Mr. Elliott worked as an electrician, retiring in 1985.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #26, IBEW and the 37th Division Veterans.  he also consented to be interviewed for the Davenport public Library’s World War II/Korean War Oral history project.

Mr. Elliot passed away on February 7, 2007.

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