(source Manhattan Mercury, November 21, 1944).
In this article it is mistakenly reported that Van
Doren wasn't married.
Date of Birth: December 18, 1910
Place of Birth: Graham Co., Kansas. Went to high school in Stockton, Kansas.
Father and Mother’s Names: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Van Doren of 611 Nth 11th St, Manhattan, Kansas.
Spouse and Children's Names: Edith C. Coolbaugh (Wife) and Neal Richard Van Doren (Son).
Date Entered Service: TBD
Service Branch: Army
Service ID: O-302930
Division/Company/Unit info: 489th AAA Weapon Battery Battalion CAC, 4th Armored Division.
Riley Connection: Moved to Manhattan around 1930 and worked as an auto mechanic. He lived at 402 Laramie St. He later attended Kansas State College where he studied Mechanical Engineering.
Date of Death (and Age): September 27, 1944 (age 33), died of wounds (DOW).
Place of Death: Near Pont le Gilbert, France.
Awards: Silver Star (posthumously).
Grave Location: Re-interred from France to Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, Kansas in 1949.