Richard "Dick" Goss & Robert "Bud" Halverson, 1941


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Richard "Dick" Goss and Robert "Bud" Halvorsen sit side by side on the foot board of Dick's first car, a 1929 Essex. The photograph has a decorative border; on the very bottom, the words "Dick + Bud 1941" are written in ink.

Richard "Dick" Goss was born in Coralville, Iowa on May 24, 1924 to William and Emma (Weiss) Goss. After graduating from City High, he joined the Army and served with General Patton's 15th Infantry of the 3rd Division, receiving one Purple Heart, the French Croix de Guerre, and four Battle Stars. He married Imelda "Imie" G. Miltner on August 16, 1945 and had four children: Linda, Richard, Jr., Thomas, and Janet. Dick worked at the Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Company as a substation electrician. He died on May 13, 2002 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 104; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 2002).

Robert "Bud" Halvorsen was born to John H. and Maude (Allmand) Halvorsen on November 30, 1924. After graduating in 1943, he joined the Marines Corps and ran cable lines, serving on Iwo Jima when the American flag was raised. On August 8, 1948, he married Jean Ann Abshire. They had two sons: James and Jerry. Bud partnered with Joseph C. Gaeta in Trailers for Fun in Coralville, and also owned Bud's Dodge Street D-X in Iowa City. Bud died on July 15, 2010 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 105; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 2010).


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