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


October 21, 1917


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


Eau Claire, Wisconsin


June 2, 1942, United States Army


Fort Jackson, South Carolina / Camp Atterbury, Indiana




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


December 17, 1944, Battle of the Bulge


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