The Daily Iowegian
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Dec. 10, 1947: People in the town learn of the last death of a Centerville World War II victim. Two days previously, Curtis Wayne Parson died with his parents at his home on South Main Street. He suffered wounds, tropical illness and malaria in the Philippines. He came home after hospital stays in San Francisco; Springfield, Mo.; Battle Creek, Mich.; and in Hines, Ill.