Captain Malcolm H. Rockwell
106th Infantry Division
589th Field Artillery Battalion, C Battery
Commanding

Born

October 21, 1917

Family

The youngest of three children, Malcolm Henry Rockwell was born in River Falls, Wisconsin, to Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. And Winnona Taylor Rockwell. Malcolm had one sister, Nona Jean, and one brother, John Wesley.

High School

Augusta, Wisconsin

College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Enlisted

June 2, 1942, United States Army

Training

Fort Jackson, South Carolina / Camp Atterbury, Indiana

Rank

Captain

Unit

106th Infantry Division, 589th Field Artillery Battalion, C Battery

Death

December 17, 1944, Battle of the Bulge

Buried

Henri-Chapelle, U.S. Military Cemetery
Plot H, Row 11, Grave 29

Important Notes:

  • The Apr-May-Jun 1996 issue of The Cub features A Day to Remember by Colonel T. Paine Kelly, 589th FAB Commander, which includes poignant references to Captain Rockwell and his "C" Battery just prior to the last day of his life.

  • Malcolm was married for a short time before his death in 1944. He and his wife, Andrena, had no children.

  • Malcolm’s brother, John Wesley Rockwell, was my grandfather. John Wesley was a Private with the 373rd Engineers General Service Regiment. Pvt. Rockwell was married with two young children when he was killed in action, Le Harve, France, October 1944, deactivating mines. Within two months, Winnona T. Rockwell (widowed many years earlier), my great-grandmother, lost both of her sons.

  • Five nieces and nephews and a handful of great-nephews and great-nieces (of which I am proudly one) survive Malcolm.

Barbara Peterson
 

Page last revised 09/12/2016
James D. West
www.IndianaMilitary.org

jimdwest@centurylink.net