Thursday, May 24, 1945
LLOYD BRUNDAGE DIES IN ACTION
Was Serving With Marines In Iwo Jima Battle
Washington, D. C.
Via Payette, Idaho
Mrs. Elsie Jane M. Brundage, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your husband, Lloyd James Brundage, Jr., Pharmacist’s Mate 2/c USN previously reported missing in action is now known to have been killed in action while in the service of his country. No information available at present in regard to disposition of remains but by reason of existing conditions burial at sea or in locality of death highly probable. If further details are received they will be forwarded to your promptly. To prevent possible aid to our enemies do not divulge the name of his ship or station. The Navy Department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss.
Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs,
Chief of Navy Personnel
The foregoing telegram received by the wife at Cleveland and sent on to relatives here, brought the sad news that another Payette boy has made the supreme sacrifice for this country.
Lloyd James Brundage was born at Portland, Ore., Dec. 7, 1923. He came to Payette with his parents, when he was ten, attended local schools and graduated from Payette high school with the class of 1941. He enlisted in the navy and left for the San Diego training station June 20, 1941. Following preliminary training he became a medical technician 2/c. He left the U. S. Nov. 22, 1943 and was serving with the Marines on Iwo Jima at the time he met death.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Jane N. Brundage of Cleveland, O.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Brundage of Payette; a brother, Richard, somewhere in the Pacific with the Marines; a sister, Beverly of Payette; and his grandfather, W. S. (Scott) Brundage also of this city.
Lloyd was a member of the local Methodist church.