Veterans of World War II [A - G]

Some of the names have been taken from their tombstones, and some from the online government site and the local Veterans Administration list. If anyone has anything to add to these entries, feel free to send it to me. Future researchers would be delighted to find physical descriptions, medals earned, what kind of people they were, pictures and whatever else you deem proper to include. Here is an address with a search to find the men in this list.
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Type of Casualty:
Killed in action - Whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas or 
                   if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison 
                   camp or by being shot while escaping.
Died of Wounds   - Persons who were wounded and later died.  .
Died of injuries - Those who suffered fatal battle injuries as opposed to wounds 
                   in combat or in combat area and died in a line-of-duty status.
Died non battle  - Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide or 
                   accidents, outside combat area(including training and maneuver deaths).
Finding of death - Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are 
                   designated 'FOD', finding of death.
Missing person

[H - L]
___________________________________________________________________ ADAMS: Paul L. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. USMC. 28th Marian 5th Div. World War II Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Adams Nov. 2, 1923 - Mar. 2, 1945 Killed In Action or Died of Wounds Place of death, Iwo Jima Buried, Evergreen cem., Manitowoc Photo ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3

ADELMAN: Jerome A. (VA list has Adelmann) Residence: Manitowoc Pvt., Infantry World War II Died: July 28, 1944 Killed in action Place of death, Normandy, France Buried, St. Laurent, France ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ********* Jerome A. Adelmann Private, U.S. Army Service # 36834955 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 28-Jul-44 Buried at: Plot C Row 7 Grave 38 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** Official notification was received Thursday morning by Mr. and Mrs. William Adelmann, 1702 S. 14th street, of the death of their son, Pvt. Jerome Adelmann, in France. His death occurred on July 28 as he was fighting with the infantry forces. Adelmann, 21, had been in the armed forces since last October 28. He took his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and for the past two and one-half months had been overseas. Adelmann was born in Manitowoc and attended the St. Andrew parochial school and the Lincoln high school, being a member of the 1942 graduating class. Prior to his induction into service he was serving as an apprentice electrician at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. Survivors include the parents and one brother (Survivor omitted for privacy.) who is with the searchlight battalion at Camp Davis, N.C. Adelmann's death is the 55th death of this war. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. Saturday, August 12, 1944 P. 2


ALAERS: Hugh E. Pfc US Army World War II Feb. 28, 1910 - Aug. 5, 1975


ALBRECHT: (This entry sent in by a family researcher/see contributors page) Leslie C. He was born January 11, 1918 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, son of Arthur and Mathilda Nickels Albrecht who resided at 1411 Madison Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He was inducted into service on June 12, 1941 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The highest rank he held was S/Sgt. with the 17th Tank Battalion, 7th Armoured Division. He served in France from August 11, 1944 to September 26, 1944, in Belgium from September 26, 1944 to September 30, 1944, in Holland from September 30, 1944 to November 22, 1944, in Germany from November 22, 1944 to December 6, 1944 and in Belgium from December 17, 1944 to March 3, 1945. He had served in the Northern France Campaign, the German Campaign, the Ardennes Campaign and the Central Europe Campaign. He received a certificat of merit on December 6, 1944 in Blaustern, Germany, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, The American Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was separated from service with an honorable discharge at Fort Knox, Kentucky on October 3, 1945. He returned to Manitowoc, Wisconsin worked and retired from Mirro Aluminum Company and died in Manitowoc on April 6, 1984. Most of the above information comes from his service record filed in the National Archives andd Records Administration.


ALBRIGHT, Edward W. Residence: Manitowoc Navy, World War II Died: Sept. 5, 1945 Cause: Air Crash Place of death: Sea Buried: At sea ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ALLEN: Paul G. Br 3 US Navy World War II Feb. 18, 1920 - Dec. 14, 1978


ALLIE: Eugene E. Residence: Two Rivers Tec 5 955 Ord Mtr Veh Distr Co World War II Nov 10 1924 - May 16 1945 Died of wounds Place of death: Kessel, Germany Buried: Holy Cross, Two Rivers ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ALTHEN: Conrad E. Pfc 112 Liaison Sq AAF World War II Nov. 19, 1925 - June 10 1955


ANHALT: Bernard M. Residence: Valders Pfc. Infantry World War II Died: Oct. 22, 1944 Died of wounds Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown ******* Bernard M. Anhalt Private First Class, U.S. Army Service # 36212569 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 19-Oct-44 Buried at: Plot A Row 6 Grave 47 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Province of Liege, Belgium Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster ******** PFC. Anhalt Dies of War Wounds PFC. Bernard M. Anhalt, 28, (photo) wounded twice in recent months while fighting with the armored forces in France and Germany, died Oct. 22 of serious wounds recived three days earlier, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Anhalt, Valders, were notified Monday. On August 16 he was wounded in France, but his injuries were slight, and he soon returned to battle. He was awarded the purple heart which was sent to his parents. On Nov. 4 the Anhalts learned that their son had been wounded on Oct. 19, this time seriously. PFC. Anhalt entered the army June 11, 1941, and from Camp Grant, Ill., was sent to Camp Polk, La., where he remained for some time. In August, 1942, he was sent to Camp Rice, Calif., and four months later transfered to Camp Pickett, Va. Indiantown, Gap, Pa., was his last camp assignment before leaving for England in August, 1943. He remained in England until the time of the invasion of France. A brother of the deceased, J.A. Anhalt, is also serving with the armored forces somewhere in the Pacific. A requiem high mass and memorial will be offered for PFC. Anhalt at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20 at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 15, 1944 P.2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ARENDS: Melvin F. Tec 4 7 Sig Co 7 Inf. Div. World War II April 30, 1922 - July 14, 1951


ARKENS: Merle J MOMM3 US Navy World War II 1925 - 1995


ARMSTRONG: Bernard J. Residence: Manitowoc Sgt. Infantry World War II Died: July 16, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: France Buried: Unknown ******* Bernard J. Armstrong Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 36215657 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 16-Jul-44 Buried at: Plot I Row 2 Grave 30 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** Former Circus Performer Is War Fatality A message from the War Department to Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong, 1316 S. 31st street, on Monday evening informed them that their son, Sgt. Bernard Armstrong, had been killed in action in France on July 16 with the infantry forces. He is the 54th young man from this county to lose his life in World War II. Known intimately as "Sparky" by his friends, Armstrong, was with a teeter board troupe appearing with the Ringling Bros. Circus before he entered the service. Recognized as one of the best top-mounters in the teeter-board act in the business. Armstrong played independently with the Yacopis in vaudeville before the troupe was placed with Ringling shows. He was one of seven Wisconsin acrobats trained by William Schultz director of the Vocational school indoor circus here, who won a professional contract to work under Roberto Yacopi, and then went on to the big top. Only recently Billy Schultz had a letter from Armstrong telling about his activities overseas. Armstrong was born in Manitowoc on November 30, 1918. He entered service in 1940, and had been in England since last September. He had been stationed at Camp McCoy, Sparta, prior to receiving his orders to go overseas, and his last visit home was in July, 1943. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Loretta, at home; three brothers, Sgt. John J. Armstrong in England, George at home and Leo, who lives in Two Rivers. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, August 9, 1944 P.2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


AUGUSTIN: George Sgt. TRP D.8 Calvary World War II Dec. 27, 1928 - Sept. 27, 1965


BAIRD: Calvin C. Residence: Manitowoc 2 Lieut. Air Corps 332nd FTR Sq. World War II Died: December 30, 1943 Place of death: California Cause: Air Crash Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BALTE: Rosina S. Cpl. Women's Army Corps World War II May 31, 1919 - Dec. 26, 1969 She is in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc [T-12-4] Obituary added


BARNES: Francis J. World War II 1941-1945 1923 - 1948 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BARTANEN: Seth Pvt. Hq. Det. Station Com. World War II Jan. 21, 1903 - Aug. 5, 1961


BARTELME: Eugene B. Sgt. Co. E 342 Infantry World War II Bsm-Ph Dec. 15, 1917 - April 1, 1958 Buried in Calvary cemetery, Two Rivers


BARYENBRUCH: Roland S/Sgt. Roland Baryenbruch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baryenbruch of Spring Green, Wis., former residents of Manitowoc, was liberated from a German prison camp April 29. His last letter written on May 17 from LeHavre, France, said he had been released from the march from Nurnberg to Moseburg a few weeks ago. He expects to arrive at his home in mid-June. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 31, 1945


BATHKE: Leroy L. LT(JG) USNR World War II Doctor of Dental Surgery Feb. 25, 1920 - Nov. 11, 1969


BAUMAN: Hubert J. Pfc Hq. Co. OM Sec Base 7 World War II July 9, 1919 - Dec. 26, 1962


BAUMANN: Gerald Cpl. 813 Base Unit AAF World War II Sept. 4, 1913 - May 12, 1967


BECHLE: Othmar F. (also have R.) Residence: Kiel S Sg. 9th Armored Div. World War II Died: May 23, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Italy Buried: St. Peter & Paul, Kiel ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BECKER: Clarence A. Residence: Manitowoc Tec 5. 1896th Engr Avn Bn Co B World War II Died: Jan. 12, 1945 Killed in action Place of death: Southwest Pacific Buried: Unknown ******** Two More Names Added To County Casualty War List The names of Cpl. Technician Clarence A. Becker, 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Becker, 1329 South 13th street, and PFC. Melvin G. Hurley, 24, son of Mrs. Bertha Hurley, Two Rivers, were added to Manitowoc county's honor roll of servicemen who have sacrificed their lives. According to a War department telegram received Monday evening by the Beckers, their son was killed in the southwest Pacific on Jan. 12. When last heard from he was with a non-combat unit of army engineers in the Dutch East Indies. A telephone message from the daughter-in-law at Rahway, N.J., brought the news of PFC. Hurley's death. He was killed in action somewhere in Germany on Jan. 24 and was with Co. C of the 26th infantry, which is a part of the Fighting First. They are the 105th and 106th county youths to make the supreme sacrifice in the world conflict. Cpl. Becker was born in Two Rivers, moving to Manitowoc with his family in 1940. He entered Lincoln high school as a junior and was a star basketball and football player. He played quarterback on the same football team as Staff Sgt. John (Jack) Krohn and PFC. Eddie Gerl, who also have been killed. Becker was a member of the 1942 graduating class, and then worked at the Aluminum Goods Mfg. company as a chemist until he entered service on June 8, 1943. After his graduation he played basketball on the Stangel Hardware company team. Sent To New Guinea Stationed at Westover field, Mass., for a while, Becker was then transferred to the Army air base at Richmond, Va., where for eight weeks he received advanced training followed by 13 weeks of specialist's training. After completing his training he was assigned to overseas service, leaving this county on March 19, 1944 for New Guinea. Survivors are his parents, five brothers, and two sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.) His paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Becker, live in Two Rivers. His fiancee (Survivor omitted for privacy.) lives in Sheboygan. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday for the deceased at St. Boniface Catholic church, and at 9 a.m. on Friday a memorial mass will be celebrated. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, February 13, 1945 P.2 ******** KILLED-Cpl. Technician Clarence A. Becker, (Photo) 20-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence R. Becker, 1329 S. 13th street, with a non-combat unit of army engineers in the southwest Pacific, was killed Jan. 12. A memorial mass will be offered at St. Boniface church Friday morning. Meanwhile word was received by Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Petersen, 1122 Fairmont street, that their nephew, PFC, William V. Herbold of Sheboygan, and a buddy of Cpl. Becker's was killed the same day. Both boys left from Richmond, Va., for New Guinea, and when last heard from were in the Dutch East Indies. Herbold's parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Herbold of Sheboygan. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 14, 1945 P.2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BECKER: Clarence L. Em 3 USNR World War II April 9,1919 - Aug. 26, 1968 Buried in Calvary cemetery, Two Rivers


BECKER: Gailord J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 336th Bd Gp World War II Died: March 13, 1944 Place of death: Lake Charles, LA Cause: Air Crash Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BECKLE: Othmar F. Staff Sgt. 157 Inf. Div. World War II April 4, 1921 - Mar. 23, 1944 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BEHNKE: Jerome M. Pvt 4144 Qm SVC Co World War II May 22, 1920 - July 13, 1971


BEHNKE: Walter P. Pvt. Co. A 467 OM Truck Regt. World War II Nov. 18, 1901 - Aug. 13, 1960


BEITZEL: Clement L. Cpl 3613 Suc Comd Unit World War II July 8, 1908 - June 16, 1971


BEITZEL: George E. Tec 5 229 General Hosp World War II Oct 31, 1916 - Feb 1, 1966


BELINSKE: Hugo O. PFC World War II 1908 - 1981


BELZ: Ned J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 135th Inf Co E World War II Died: July 10, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Italy Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BENTHEIN: Ralph U.S. Navy World War II 1912 - 1974 ****** Ralph F. Benthein, 61, of 904 S. 35th St., Manitowoc, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Wabasha, Minn., following a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Duane Dionne will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Benthein was born Aug, 21, 1912, at Two Rivers, son of the late Frank and Martha Heldt Benthein. He was graduated from Two Rivers Washington High School. Mr. Benthein was a veteran of World War II, serving overseas as a yeoman in the Navy. He marred Catherine Handl Nov. 17, 1934, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. They resided at Manitowoc since their marriage. He was a certified welder for Boilermakers Union Local No. 107 of Milwaukee. He was a member of Amvets Post No. 99 of Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife; three sons; a daughter (names omitted for privacy); three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Stupecky, of Shawano, and Mrs. Walter Engelbrecht and Mrs. Roland Martin, of Two Rivers; two half-brothers, Thomas Eucke, of Manitowoc and Robert O’Connor, of California and seven grandchildren. A sister and a granddaughter preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. and the Amvet Post No. 99 will meet in a body at 7:30 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, March 26, 1974 P. 19


BERGLUND: Bror Sea US Navy World War II April 12, 1899 - April 27, 1963


BERTLER: Gerald L. Residence: Manitowoc Sgt. Infantry World War II Died: March 19, 1945 Killed in action Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown ******** Memorial Services For Sgt. Bertler Thursday Memorial rites for Sgt. Gerald L. Bertler, 22, killed in action on Mar. 19 in Germany have been planned for Thursday morning at Holy Innocents Catholic church. At 8 o'clock a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated, and the Drews-Bleser post of the American Legion will participate in the services. Sgt. Bertler, son of George Bertler, 1001 N. Eighth street, is the county's 122 fatal casulty in this war. At first he had been reported missing in action. He was born in Manitowoc, and after completing his grade school education at the Holy Cross parochial school, Mishicot, he was employed at the Westphal Paint and Hardware store in Marinette, and prior to volunteering for service worked at the shipyards. Trained at Camp Hood, Tex., he went overseas last December. The deceased leaves his father, who accompanied by two daughters, Marie and Imelda, returned last night from Bremerton, Wash., where the former had been employed, another sister, Frances, and six brothers, three of whom are in the armed forces. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, April 17, 1945 P. 2 ******** Eulogize Sgt. Bertler At Meeting of Eagles At the regular meeting of the Eagles lodge last night memorial services were held for Sgt. Gerald Bertler, 21, a member, killed in action in Germany, March 19. The eulogy was given by Judge Jerome Ledvina. Sergeant Bertler was employed at the ship yards here before entering the service a year ago this month. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, April 27, 1945 P.11 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BIRKHOLZ: Leonard R. S1 USNR World War II July 3, 1925 - Nov. 5. 1955


BIRRINGER: William W. Pvt US Army World War II Nov 4, 1920 - Dec 9,1993


BLAHNIK: Lester W. Sgt. Hq Co 6 Armored World War II Aug. 11, 1918 - Oct. 28, 1965 ******** Lester Blahnik, 47, of Kellnersville, died Thursday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, after a several month illness. Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Saur Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Kalisek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Blahnik was born Aug. 11, 1918, at Kellnersville, son of the late Frank and Katherine Kubsh Blahnik. He attended public school and entered military service Sept. 29, 1944, serving in central Europe, and was discharged as a technical sergeant Aug. 2, 1946. He married Margaret Keehan Oct. 18, 1949, at Kellnersville. Mr. Blahnik worked 12 years as a crane operator for Fred Radandt Sons of Manitowoc and two years for Vic Zeman Construction Co. of Maribel. He is survived by his wife; three brothers, Clarence and Edward, of Kellnersville, and Emil of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. George Lemberger, of Rt. 2, Cato, and nieces and nephews. A brother preceded him in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where at 8 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. The Kubale O'Connell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6179 of Cato, of which he was a member, will conduct a memorial service at 9 p.m. Friday and graveside rites at the funeral. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, October 28, 1965 pg. T-7


BLASCZYK: Daniel Sk 3 US Navy World War II Feb 28, 1928 - Feb 11, 1975


BLESER: Daniel B. Residence: Manitowoc 1 Lt 8th Army AF World War II Died: Feb. 15, 1944 Died non battle - cause Air Crash Place of death: Northern Ireland Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BLUMENSTEIN: Arthur PFC US Army World War I & II Jan. 19, 1887 - Dec. 16, 1982


BODART: Neuman A. S Sg. World War II Killed in action ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BOETTCHER: Ornie L. Residence: Two Rivers Pfc. 149th Inf World War II Died: March 24, 1945 Killed in action Place of death: Luzon, Philippines ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 From WWII government database: Private First Class, U.S. Army 36269657 149th Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: July 24, 1945 Buried at: Plot A Row 3 Grave 204 Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BOLLE: Berlin J. SCI U.S. Navy World II Oct. 2, 1920 - Jan. 31, 1978


BONK: Wallace John US Army World War II Mar 13, 1923 - Jul 18, 1979


BORN: Clarence G. Pfc. 583 Med Hosp Ship Platoon World War II Feb. 21, 1916 - Sept. 5, 1948


BORNICK: Donald W. Residence: Manitowoc 313th Inf. World War II Died: Nov. 1, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: France Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BORUCKI: Cyril PFC 411 Infantry World War II 1914 - 1949


BOUTWELL: Vernon L. Sgt. 506 Air Service Sq. AA World War II Sept. 17, 1922 - May 27, 1963


BRATZ: Fred W. Tec 5 US Army World War II Mar. 31, 1903 - Mar. 13, 1976


BRATZ: William J. Residence: Cato Tec 5. 128th Inf Co. D World War II Died: June 17, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: New Guinea Buried: Unknown ******** From WWII government database: Technician 5th Class, U.S. Army 36208303 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: June 17, 1944 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BRENNAN: Emanuel T. Pvt 379 QM Railway Co. World War II Dec. 23, 1898 - Dec. 17, 1960


BRENNAN: Joseph M. Before his enlistment in November, 1942, he worked at the shipyards. The death in action in France last November of Pvt. Joseph M. Brennan, who was working at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company up to the time of his induction has been reported to his wife, Leona, at Shawano. Pvt. Brennan is the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Manney, 1410 S. 19th street, with whom he made his home while living here. He was serving with Gen. Patton's Third army at the time of his death. Previously he had been listed as missing in action. Brennan was born at Gresham on Nov. 4, 1919, and spent his early life at Keshena. A graduate of the Shawano high school in 1939, he worked at the local yards until Jan. 8, 1944, when called to service. He took his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and later was assigned to Fort George Meade, Md., and in Alabama before going overseas last September. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, May 1, 1945 pg. 2 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 4 servicemen, I have divided it to put the pertinent parts with each one.) ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BRENNAN: Michael R. Cpl. US Army World War II died in Green Bay, WI Dec. 27, 1926 - Feb. 7, 1977


BRUNNER: Martin F. Tec. 5 U.S. Army World War II Mar. 4, 1912 - Jul. 6, 1976


BRUNS: Otto A. Capt. US Army World War II July 23, 1917 - June 4, 1976


BUBOLZ: Erwin A. Pfc World War II 1941-1946 Oct. 13, 1914 - May 13, 1952


BUDNIK: Felix P. Chmach U.S. Navy World War II Nov. 14,1898 - June 9, 1953 He is buried in Calvary, Manitowoc #43


BUSHMAN: _________ PFC 60 Army Postal unit World War II Jan. 22,1916 - April 9, 1960


BUSSE: Marvin E. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. Army World War II 1912 - Nov. 24, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: France Buried: St. Johns, Newtonburg ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


BUTLER: Kenneth EN3 - US Coast Guard World War II Jan. 9, 1929 - Sept. 16, 1959


CARBON: Joseph, Jr. S1 USNR Seaman 2c, USNR World War II Wounded in action Parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carbon, Sr. March 20, 1924 - Dec. 6, 1953


CARBON: William Pvt US Army World War II July 4, 1901 - Feb. 23, 1972


CARTER: Wilbur Served in the U.S. Army Buried in Evergreen, Manitowoc 1924-1967


CHALOUPKA: Arnold B. S1 US Navy World War II Nov. 2, 1928 - Jan 30, 1996


CHAPLESKI: George C. Sgt. Med. Det. 274 Infantry World War II March 1, 1922 — May 5, 1968


CHASE: Wilford PVT 3706 Base Unit AAF World War II April 24, 1918 - May 9 1963


CHERNEY: Stanley E. PFC US Army World War II Aug. 24, 1926 - Dec. 17, 1981


CHERNEY: Victor W. CMI US Coast Guard World War II May 6, 1921 - Dec. 22, 1975


CHIZEK: Raymond J. Sgt. 509 Fighter Gp.AAF World War II Aug. 31, 1911 - Oct. 24, 1965


CISLER: Frank A. T.Sgt. U.S. Air Force World War II Oct. 7, 1918 - Sept. 19, 1960


COHEN: John F. Tec 5 78 Field Arty Bn World War II Aug. 22, 1920 - June 23, 1950 ******** John Cohen, Cato Fatally Injured on Grading Project Army Veteran Jumped or Fell Into Path of Machine Near Melnik John Cohen, 29, (photo) of route 1, Cato, was injured fatally late Friday afternoon when the grading machine he was operating apparently went out of control and he jumped or fell into its path. Cohen, single and a World War II army veteran, was one of several men operating county graders on the old county trunk Y, just west of the juction of that road and county trunk Q. The junction is located in the town of Gibson, several miles northeast of Melnik. According to County Traffic Officers William Falvey and Edward McConnell, Cohen had just finished making a run north on Q, preparing the road for blacktopping. Then he began backing the grader onto the old Y, they said. The officers and Coroner Theodore Teitgen theorized that Cohen either jumped or fell out of the grader when he thought it was backing out of control. 'Wheels Got Him' Joseph Lakatoes, another county employe working a different grader, learned of the mishap at 4:30 p.m. when he found the victim. He was grading on the same road. Cohen was still alive when Lakatoes reached the scene. Lakatoes told the officers that Chohen had told him that "the wheels got him." The Meihsner ambulance was called and Cohen was taken to Holy Family hospital in Manitowoc. He died at 5:56 p.m. coroner Teitgen said death was due to internal injuries. Cohen's grading machine was found a considerable distance from the body, the coroner said. It went into the ditch and stopped when it ran against an embankment. 4th Traffic Fatality The victim, Manitowoc county's fourth traffic fatality of 1950, was born in Cato in 1920, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cohen. During the war he served with the 2nd armored division of the Ninth army in the European theater. He had been living at the home of his parents until his death. Survivors, besides the parents, are four sisters, (private) Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Reedsville funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic church in Clarks Mills, Rev. Michael Fetko officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cohen was a member of the Holy Name society. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, June 24, 1950 P.1


COLLINS: Clarence L. Pvt. U.S. Marine Corps World War II June 3, 1917 - Oct. 11, 1964


COLWELL: David L. Cpl. 28 Fighter Sq. AAF World War II Nov. 5, 1907 - March 14, 1970


COREY: Arthur E. Major U.S. Army World I & II Dec. 2, 1898 - Jan. 31, 1973


CORNELIUS: Murphy F. Tec.4 US Army World War II Feb. 2, 1919 - Nov. 7, 1981


JOHN F. CORRIGAN Atty. John F. Corrigan, 50, of 3819 MacArthur Dr., Manitowoc died unexpectedly Thursday evening. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home and at 1:30 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. A brother-in-law, the Rev. Mark Schneider, O.S.B., will officiate and the Rev. Duane Dionne will serve as Liturgist. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Corrigan was born Dec. 17, 1923, at Toledo, Ohio, son of the late George R. Corrigan and Mrs. Florence Schoen Corrigan. He attended Michigan State University, Harvard University and was graduated from Marquette Law School in 1950. He married Agnes Schneider June 26, 1954, at St. Joseph Church, Rice Lake. The couple lived in Valders, Two Rivers, Jacksonville, Ill., and Bay City, Mich., moving to Manitowoc in 1966. He was an attorney with the firm of Knab and Corrigan of Manitowoc. He was a former Boy Scout executive, receiving the St. George medal from the National Catholic Committee of Scouting in 1973. He also was a former school teacher. He was a World War II veteran, member of St. Paul Parish, Worship Committee of the parish and lector and lay minister of communion. He was a member of the Manitowoc County and Wisconsin Bars Assn., Manitowoc Rotary Club, served on the board of directors for Manitowoc Mobile Meals and the board of directors for the Clipper City Shipmates. Survivors include his wife, two sons, five daughters (private); his mother, Mrs. Florence Corrigan, of Sylvania, Ohio; a brother, Patrick, of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. John (Rita) Higgins, of Westerly, R.I., Mrs. Roger (Joanne) Seibert, of Fostoria, Ohio, and Mrs. James (Suzanne) Stein, of Toledo, Ohio. His father preceded him in death in 1968. Friends may call at Schneider-Mittnacht Funeral Home after 4 o'clock this Friday afternoon, where a parish prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Roncalli Scholarship Fund. Herald Times Rporter, Friday, January 25, 1974 P.14


CUSHMAN: William F. Pvt. 503 Airborne Inf. World War II June 21, 1920 - April 30, 1945 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DAFFNER: Lawrence L. 52 US Coast Guard Res World War II Dec 4, 1921 - July 14, 1959 DAHLKE: Edgar H. Cpl Army Air Forces World War II Feb. 2, 1918 - Oct. 9 1975 buried: Zion United Methodist cemetery (#15)


DAMMAN: Anthony A. Photo Residence: Manitowoc Sgt 127 Inf Co E World War II Died of wounds Feb 11, 1919 - Dec 20, 1942 Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Holy Cross, Two Rivers ******** County Soldier Dies in Pacific, Parents Learn Second Service Man Succumbs in South; Total Reaches 26 Sergeant Anthony Damman, 24, (photo) son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Damman of route 2, Two Rivers, who left here in October, 1940, with company E died December 20, 1942, of wounds received while fighting the Japs in New Guinea. News of his death was received Sunday by his parents in a telegram from the War Department at Washington. Another message to Joseph Denis of Mishicot, told of the death of his son, Private Alfred Louis Denis, 25, in a government hospital at Hot Springs, Ark. this brought to a total of 26 the number of deaths in Manitowoc county suffered in World War II. The telegram from Washington was a severe blow to the parents of Sergeant Dammon. His mother had written seeking information about her son, who had not written since early December. A letter came back only last week from Washington that as far as the records indicated he was "alive and well." He was born in this city and his parents moved to the present farm a few miles north of Manitowoc three years later. He attended the Shoto school and before leaving for Camp beauregard with Company E of the Wisconsin State Guard was employed on his father's farm. He was a corporal in the company when it left for active training and was promoted to sergeant the following July. Engagement Told A year ago Sergeant Damman's engagement to Miss Mary Griesbach of this city was announced. Sergeant Damman's last letter home was received by his parents December 21, along with holiday greeting telegrams a few days later. The letter, writen "somewhere in New Guinea" was postmarked December 11, 1942. Survivors are the parents; two brothers; sister. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 29, 1943 P.2 ********** He was brought home to be buried: Staff Sgt. Anthony A. Damman, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Damman of route 2, Two Rivers, died December 20, 1942 of wounds received while fighting the Japs in New Guinea. He ws born in this city and his parents moved to a farm a few miles north(?) of here a few years later. He enlisted in Company E and left with that unit for Louisiana and later went to the south Pacific. He was a corporal when the company left here and later was promoted to sergeant. Survivors are his parents, two brothers and a sister. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, May 31, 1948 p.12 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DAUL: John Francis Pfc 80 General Hospital World War II Feb 8, 1922 - May 22, 1961


DAVIS: Donald J. Davis Michigan - Lt Jg US Coast Guard World War II April 21, 1910 - Aug 1, 1970


DAVIS: John Robert S Sgt US Air Force WW II - Korea - Vietnam Aug 29 1910 - Nov 22, 1975


DAYMON: William E. Pvt. 51 Evacuation Hospital World War II April 12, 1900 - April 28, 1963


DEHNE: Emil C. SSG US Army WW II - Korea - Vietnam Apr. 13, 1928 - Feb. 5, 1975


DELSMANN: Mildred M. Lt. Col. Army Nurse Corps World War II July 22, 1907 - Feb. 7, 1974


DEMBSKY: Donald M. Tec 573 Ord. Med. Maint. Co. World War II Sept. 25, 1927 - Sept. 15, 1958


DENIS: Alfred L. Residence: Manitowoc Det Med Dept. World War II Died: March 28, 1943 Place of death: Hot Springs, Ark Cause: Injuries Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DENK: Walter H. Residence: Clarks Mills Sgt. 32nd Armd Regt World War II Died: Dec. 22, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Belgium Buried: Ardennes, Belgium ******** Walter H. Denk Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 36212567 32nd Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 22-Dec-44 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Ardennes American Cemetery Neupre, Belgium Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** Missing In Action Missing in action somewhere in Belgium is Sgt. Walter H. Denk, according to a message from the War department sent to his brother, Harvey R. Denk, route 1 Cato. Sgt. Denk, a resident of the town of Cato, was inducted into the army on June 11, 1941, and since August 1943, has been overseas with a tank division unit. When first arriving overseas he was stationed in England, from there he went to France, and when last heard from was in Germany Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, January 8, 1945 pg. 2 ********** MISSING SOLDIER NOW KNOWN DEAD Sgt. Walter H. Denk of Clarks Mills, reported earlier as missing in action somewhere in Belgium, is now known to have been killed there on Dec. 22. according to a War department telegram received by the late soldier's brother, Harvey R. Denk, route 1, Cato. The war casualty total in the country is now 111. Sgt. Denk, 31 was born at Auburndale, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Denk. Prior to his induction into the armed forces on June 11, 1941, he was working on a mink ranch operated by Louis Pivonka. He went overseas as a member of a tank division unit, disembarking at England. He saw action in France and Germany. Survivors are two brothers, Harvey, route 1, Cato; Ervin, Whitelaw; and one sister, Mrs. Florence Manlick, Rapids. A requiem high mass will be celebrated in the memory of the deceased soldier at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at St. Mary's church, Clarks Mills. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, March 15, 1945 pg. 2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DENOR: Raymond J. Tec. 4, 180 General Hospital World War II March 29, 1915 - Jan. 4, 1963


DENT: Roland F. Residence: Manitowoc Missing in action presumed Killed in action Died: April 1, 1945 Place of death: South Pacific Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DEWANE: George Pvt. Co. E 326 Glider Inf. World War II Aug. 2, 1910 - April 14, 1964


DEWANE: Leo L. Residence: Maribel Pvt. 14 Bomb SQ AAF World War II PH Killed in action Feb. 12, 1917 - Sept. 7, 1944 (VA record has Sept. 2, 1944) Place of death: South Pacific Buried: At sea ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DEWANE: Walter James PFC 2 Marines 2 Marine Div. World War II July 20, 1914 - June 20, 1944 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DEWEY: Roland C. Tag # 36981870-T44 44 A (Note: On Dog Tags they have him listed as Ronald C. Dewey-mistake in spelling-Dog tag) Rainbow Div-42nd Infantry January 8, 1926-April 13, 1990 Brown Hair, Hazel Eyes, approx 6' tall. He's buried at Forest View Cemetary in Two Rivers. (contributed by his daughter)


DIEDRICH: Lawrence J. Tec. 5 Co. A 597 Sig AWI Bn. World War II Dec. 11, 1915 - April 21, 1962


DIEFENTHALER: W. J. Tec 5. World War II Died non battle ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DIEFENTHALER: Wilbur J. (probably W.J. above) Residence: Kiel 422nd Inf 106th Div. World War II Died: Feb. 21, 1945 Place of death: Germany Prisoner of War Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DIETRICH: William C. PFC 4300 QM Railhead Co World War II Nov. 1. 1914 - Jan. 21, 1971


DIETZLER: Harold J. Pvt. Army Air Forces World War II Nov. 27, 1923 - Jan. 5. 1968


DORINSKI: Albert E. Pfc. World War II Died of wounds ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DRILL: Alois A. Tec 5 US Army World War II Jan. 24, 1912 - Apr. 17, 1978


DRYLL: Lyle R. SI USNR World War II Sept. 10, 1925 - Feb. 1, 1966


DUBEY: Ervin B. Pvt. CAV Repl TNG Center World War II Nov. 14, 1911 - Sept. 20, 1965


DUGAN: Robert Lawrence Residence: Two Rivers Seaman 1c USNR World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence B. Dugan Died of wounds Place of death: South Pacific Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DUPUIS: Joseph L. Photo Residence: Two Rivers Pfc 180 Inf 45 Inf Div World War II Killed in action Oct. 8 1919 - July 14 1943 Place of death: Sicily Buried: Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers Tombstone ******* Pfc. Dupuis' remains have been returned at the request of his mother, Mrs. Katherine Dupuis of 1519 Jefferson street, Two Rivers. He was killed in the North African area, probably in the Sicily invasion, July 14, 1943. He was 34 years old at time of death. Pfc. Dupuis was inducted into the army in April of 1941 and was discharged after passage of the law on 28-year-olds. He was called back into service in March 1942. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 9, 1948 p.14 ******* GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


DUTTON: Kenneth F. 1Lt. World War II Died of wounds


EBERLE: Reinhold F. Residence: St. Nazianz Pfc. Med Bn World War II Died: Sept. 10, 1944 Cause: Disease Place of death: New Guinea Buried: New Guinea ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


EGAN: Richard C. Residence: Manitowoc PFC 56 Armd Inf. Bn 12 Armd 7th Div. World War II Killed in action April 28, 1923 - Jan. 9, 1945 Place of death: Metz, France Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ELEWAUT: A. E. Cpl. World War II Killed in action ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ELLERT: Paul W. SSGT US Army World War II Sep. 14, 1908 - Sep. 17, 1975 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ENGELBRECHT, Harvey C. Wisconsin/Pvt 40 Engr C Regt/World War II PH/ April 8, 1920/July 12, 1943 In Sicily Invasion Henry W. Engelbrecht of 1105 17th street, Two Rivers, has requested return of the body of his son Harvey. Private Engelbrecht was killed at the age of 23 in the early summer of 1943. Prior to the government announcement of his death he was in the North African area with an engineering combat unit and is believed to have taken part in the Sicily invasion. Private Engelbrecht went into service Nov. 19, 1942 and overseas May 24, 1943. Prior to his enlistment he had been employed at the North American Aviation company plant in Los Angeles. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, July 9, 1948 p.14 ******* GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ENGLERT: Francis C. Tec. 5 US Army World War II Aug. 12, 1915 - Jan. 8, 1982


ENGLERT: Helen A. Pfc Women's Army Corps World War II Feb. 20, 1920 - April 28, 1972


ENTRINGER: Walter J. World War II 2 Oct. 1906 - 23 Jan. 1999 (b. and d. dates from the Social Security death index)


ENTRINGER: Walter J. World War II 2 Oct 1906 - 23 Jan 1999


ERICKSON: Alvin H. Residence: Manitowoc T Sc. Army World War II Died: July 26, 1944 Cause: Wounds Place of death: France Buried: Unknown ******* Alvin H. Erickson Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Service # 7032443 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 26-Jul-44 Buried at: Plot C Row 27 Grave 11 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ERICKSON: Earl E. Residence: Two Rivers Pvt. 3rd Army Qtr Co World War II Died: Dec. 24, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Belgium Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 Earl E. Erickson Private, U.S. Army Service # 36299751 3891st Quartermaster Truck Company Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 24-Dec-44 Buried at: Plot B Row 3 Grave 39 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Awards: Purple Heart ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


ESPEN: Benedict H. PFC 873 ABN Engineer Bn World War II Oct. 27, 1904 - March 16, 1959


EVANS: Charles John Pfc US Marine Corps World War II Sep 15 1907 - Sep 7 1975


EVANSON: Raymond D. PFC Co. D 411 Infantry World War II BSM June 15, 1912 - Nov. 14, 1960


FABIAN: Joseph M. Cpl. Army Air Forces World War II Mar. 9, 1927 - Mar. 19, 1976


FARGO: Harvey E. Residence: Manitowoc Marines World War II Died: May 9, 1943 Place of death: Jacksonville, Fla. Cause: Air Crash Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******* GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


FARLEY: Walter J. Lt US Coast Guard Res. World War II Sept. 23, 1893 - Oct. 1, 1968


FEIDER: Arnold P. Lieutenant (j.G.) U.S. Navy World War II/ Oct. 15, 1919 - May 9, 1959


FELDMAN: Junior C. Tec 5 16 Amrd Engr Bn World War II July 10 1926 - Jan 12, 1968


FELTMAN: Francis J. Cpl. 303 Fa Bn 97 Inf. Div World War II Oct. 25, 1914 - July 10, 1970


FENDER: Ruth M. Captain in the army nurse corps 1917-1947 She is buried in Evergreen cemetery/have obituary


FEUERSTEIN: Andrew C. Tec 5 16 Infantry World War II BSM & OLC-PH March 18, 1914 - Feb 5 1953


FICKETT: Carroll J. PFC US Army World War II Dec. 24, 1921 - April 21, 1973


FISHER: Ruben R. Pfc 3614 Suc Comd. Unit World War II Nov. 5, 1909 - Aug. 5, 1956 ******** Funeral services for Reuben R. Fischer, 45, who died Sunday in Milwaukee of injuries sustained when he was attacked and robbed in Milwaukee July 28, will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Sauer Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville, with the Rev. Frank Svatek officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Tuesday, August 7, 1956 pg. M-13


FINCH, Elizabeth 2D Lt Army Nurse Corps/World War II ******** Mrs. Charles W. True, 54, of 1301 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Sunday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. True, the former Elizabeth Finch, was born April 23, 1914, at Racine, Wis., daughter of the late John and Alice Fish Finch. She was graduated from St. Catherine High School, Racine, and St. Agnes School of Nursing, Fond du Lac. She was an Army nurse, attaining a second lieutenant rank during World War II, and served in the Philippines. She was a member of the St. Agnes Alumni Assn. and the American Legion Women’s Post 448, Milwaukee, and had been on the nurses’ staff of Holy Family Hospital. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Miss Mary and a sister, Mrs. Jerome Jacobson, of Racine. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday where at 7 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 3, 1969 P. 7


FOGLETANZ: Henry J. Pfc US Army World War II March 22, 1902 - Feb. 28, 1954 ******** Henry J. Fogeltanz, 51, of Kellnersville, a veteran of World War II, died unexpectedly Sunday night at the Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He was stricken with a heart attack at his home and died shortly after admission to the hospital. Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the Sauer Funeral Home, Kellnersville, and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. The Rev. Frank Svatek will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Franklin in 1902, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Fogeltanz, Sr. Twenty-five years ago he took employment as a painter at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Inc. He entered the military in 1942 and saw service in the African campaign and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of private first class. In 1947 he married Miss Mildred Cherney. He was active in veterans affairs and was chaplain of the Kubale-O'Connell post, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Cato and a member of the Drews-Bleser post of Manitowoc, American Legion. He was also a member of AFL Boilermakers local No. 443, and the Sea Gull Club. Surviving are his wife; five brothers, John of Rt. 2, Cato, William and Raymond of Manitowoc, Edward if Kellnersville and Leonard of Rt. 1, Cato; five sisters, Mrs. Louis Remiker of Rt. 2, Two Rivers, Mrs. Anton Zahorik of Rt. 2, Cato, Mrs. Edwin Shimek of Kellnersville, Mrs. Alvin Wachal of Manitowoc and Mrs. John Krizenesky of Brillion. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, March 1, 1954 pg. M-17


FOSSUM: Dudley C. South Dakota Cpl. 529 Signal OPR Co. World War II buried in Manitowoc county Dec. 28, 1906 - June 17, 1968


FOX: Clifford M. SSgt US Army World War 11 Apr. 1, 1918 - June 17, 1980


FRANCHE: Lawrence F. Residence: Francis Creek Air Corps World War II Died: July 21, 1945 Cause: Missing in action presumed killed in action Place of death: Germany Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


FRANKEN, Richard H. Residence: Manitowoc Fl O. 14th Air Grp World War II Died: August 8, 1946 Cause: Missing in action presumed killed in action Place of death: Burma Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


FRASCH: Oakley Ray Motor Machinist's mate 1c, USN. USS Lagarto World War II Wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Veronica Frasch Died: May 24, 1945 Cause: Missing in action presumed killed in action Place of death: Java Sea Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


FRICK: Harold J. S.Sgt 4000 Base Unit AAF World War II July 29, 1907 - March 20, 1963


GAGNER: Ward Irving AMM2 USNR World War II March 14, 1922 - Oct. 23, 1949


GALLAGHER, Daniel F. Daniel F. Gallagher/1913-1959 He is in St. Isidore, Meeme twp.


GALLENBERGER: Alvin M. MSgt Army Air Forces World War II Apr. 22, 1908 - Jan. 26, 1976


GAPINSKY: Paul Pvt. Hq. Co. 3 Bn. 13 Inf. World War II June 25, 1909 — March 27, 1968


GAREY: Uriel E. Cpl. US Army World War II June 3, 1926 - Apr. 17, 1978


GAROT: John K. HM 3 US Navy World War II Nov. 5, 1926 - Mar. 1, 1982


GARRIGAN: Dale I. 1st Lt 525 AAF Base HQ 8 ABSQ World War II died in Chicago IL, buried in Manitowoc co. Sept. 4, 1906 - May 21, 1947


GARRIGAN: Jimmie Sgt. US Army World War II - Korea - Vietnam Oct. 1, 1927 - Aug. 12, 1975


GATES: George J. Pvt. Co. D 125 Armd. Engr. Bn. World War II Feb. 13, 1904 - July 30, 1954


GAUTHIER: Earl J. Sgt. 2114 Base Unit AAF World War II Sept. 13, 1906 - Feb. 3, 1969


GAUTHIER: Harold A. PFC 122 Evac Hosp. World War II Nov. 25, 1919 - July 18, 1972


GAUTHIER: Russell Frederick Residence: Two Rivers Seaman 2c, USNR. World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. David E. Gauthier Died: Nov. 24, 1943 Cause: Missing in action presumed killed in action Place of death: Gilbert Islands Buried: At sea ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3 ******** Deaths of Two Servicemen Raises County Total To 83 The deaths in action of Pvt. Elton R. Lenz, 19, son of August Lenz, route 3, Manitowoc, and Seaman Second Class Russell Gauthier, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gauthier, Two Rivers, brought to 83 the number of county war dead in World War II. (snip) Seaman Gauthier, reported missing in action in the Pacific just a year ago today — Pearl Harbor day—has been declared officially dead. Secretary of Navy James Forrestal informed the late seaman's parents Wednesday of the Navy department's decision, listing him as deceased. Hold Memorial Rites...... On Liscombe Bay Gauthier, who was 18 when reported missing in action, was a member of the crew of the escort aircraft carrier Liscombe Bay, torpedoed and sunk during the Gilbert islands operations by a Japanese submarine. His death was presumed to have occurred Nov. 24, 1943. Russell Gauthier was born in Two Rivers on March 16, 1925, and attended the Koenig elementary school. He attended high school for two years and then entered the Vocational school, taking employment as a welder at the Hamilton Manufacturing company. While in high school he played clarinet in the high school band, later playing with local orchestras for private parties and meetings. His two brothers, Harvey and Leslie, already in the service, Russell insisted upon enlisting in the navy, securing the permission of his parents on March 3, 1943, 13 days before reaching his 18th birthday. He was assigned to sea duty on May 23, 1943, sailing out of Bremerton, Wash., on the Liscombe Bay, making her initial trip into action. Brother Is Discharged Harvey recently was medically discharged from the service, having served in France and participated in the Normandy invasion and now a patient at the Veterans' hospital at Wood, Wis. PFC. Leslie, 21, was reported by his parents as stationed in a rest camp in Holland after serving with the infantry in Germany. Manitowoc Herald-Times, Thursday, December 7, 1944, page 2, columns 4-5 ******** (Note: This article covered several servicemen. The parts pertaining to the others have been put with their entries in the cemeteries when possible)


GAUTHIER: Warren Geo. Staff Sgt. 553 Base Unit AAF World War II April 16 1921 - Sept 28 1962


GELDON: Edward Leonard Oregon MOMM 3 US Coast Guard Res World War II buried in Manitowoc co. April 25, 1912 - Jan 4, 1958 Tombstone ******* Funeral services for Edwin L. Geldon, 45, of 9175, N.W., Rambler Lane, Portland, Ore., husband of the former Anna Krajeck of the Town of Two Rivers, who was killed in a traffic accident Saturday night near Orofino, Idaho, will be at 9 a.m. Friday at the Klein & Stangel, Inc., Funeral Home, Two Rivers, the Rev. Joseph Gabryzek officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers. Mr. Geldon, who was a service man for the Frank G.. Hough Co. of Libertyville, Ill., was killed along with his passenger, Frank Learn, also a firm serviceman, when their car skidded on the ice on what is known as a dangerous curve six miles west of Orofino. Mr. Geldon was born in Chicago, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Geldon, now of Bangor, Mich. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for two years in World War II, and had worked after the war for the Hough Co. and made his home with his family at Zion, Ill., until last June when he was transferred to the west coast. Besides his wife, a nurse whom he married at Waukegan, Ill., in 1942, he leaves two children, (private); his parents, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Oswald, of Chicago. Friends may call at the funeral home probably after late Thursday after- noon upon the arrival of the casket and where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 8, 1958


GERL: Edward J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 121 Inf. Co L U.S. Army World War II Killed in action 1925 - Jan. 3, 1945 Place of death: Battle Bulge, France Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** EDWARD GERL, THIS CITY, IN LIST OF MISSING ON SHIP SUNK BY U-BOAT Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gerl, Wollmer Street, First Manitowoc Boy to Fall Victim to Undersea Warfare of the Enemy WAS WITH CONTINGENT WHICH LEFT CITY IN OCTOBER FOR SERVICE Another Manitowoc name has been added to the honor roll—“Died for His Country” and the city today mourns the loss of its first soldier victim of the U-boat in person of Edward Gerl whose name is listed among those missing following the sinking of the British steamer Moldavia in the English channel Thursday. Twelve of 53 American soldiers reported lost in the sinking of the steamer are Wisconsin boys. Edward Gerl, who was 28, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gerl, Wollmer street, this city, was with the second contingent which left here in October and was at Camp Custer for a short time. The young man was a graduate of the Manitowoc County Training School and later was engaged in teaching in the county for two years, later taking an examination and entering the railway mail service in which he was at work when called to the colors. Two Brothers In Service. First intimation that the local soldier was among those missing and probably dead on the Moldavia was conveyed in Associated Press dispatches to the Herald today at 11:20 am and the family of Frank Gerl, brother, was informed of the news, and it was the son who soon after conveyed the sad intelligence to the parents at their home on the West side. The news was a terrible shock to Mr. and Mrs. Gerl who have had three of their sons respond to the call of the colors, two of the boys having left within the past month, Richard to go to Columbus Barracks, O., and William as a member of the contingent sent to Lansing, Mich., two weeks ago to enter the Michigan College for special training as an automobile mechanic. Overseas Three Weeks. It was believed that Gerl was safe and in France receiving his training, because of the fact that word only recently was received from Leonard Pfeffer, another Manitowoc man who was with Gerl in North Carolina where they were assigned in camp, to the effect that he (Pfeffer) was safe in France. If Pfeffer conveyed the news from France, it is possible that the two Manitowoc boys became separated in England, Pfeffer being assigned to an earlier boat which landed him safely. Gerl was among the first of the local contingents to leave the city and was transferred to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C. One of the last letters was received by his brother Frank which was dated April 4 in which it was intimated that he was soon to leave for New York to take passage for England. In a later letter to his parents, Gerl wrote on the eve of his departure from New York, stating that he was leaving in the morning. This letter was undated but was received here about three weeks ago. Judging from the interim between that time and now, Gerl was assigned to cross the channel with the Moldavia’s contingent almost immediately after he arrived in Liverpool or some other English coast port. First Victim of U-Boat. News of the loss of Gerl, the first Manitowoc boy to fall victim to the ruthless U-boat warfare of the enemy was a shock to the community and called forth widespread sympathy for the bereaved family. While there is a chance that Gerl may have been picked up and saved, the hope is not strong as it is feared that the men lost on the Monrovia were killed outright in the explosion. With the news of the death of another local boy in the service, the departure of the contingent of 306 to leave tonight, has added more significance and will impress more emphatically upon the community, the dangers into which they owe to stand behind the country for which their sons are ready to battle and die. Edward Gerl was popular with a large circle of friends and was a clean cut, upright young man whose memory will be cherished. Gerl was a member of Co. B, 58th U.S. Inf., Fourth division. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, May 25, 1918, Page 1 ********* OFFICIAL NOTICE OF DEATH OF EDW. GERL IS RECEIVED Training School of Which Young Man was a Graduate to Place Gold Star on Service Flag Official notice of the death of Edward Gerl of this city, in the sinking of the British steamer Moldavia in the English Channel Thursday and received from the U.S. War department Saturday afternoon. The message, the usual brisk and ? by Secretary Baker of the War department was addressed to Frank Gerl, brother of the dead man, whose name had been (rest is illegible) News of the death of Edward Gerl had its effect upon the select men who left Saturday was a subject of comment among the boys to whom it brought realization that they might meet a like fate, but it did not dampen the spirit of the men. At the Training school tomorrow a gold star will be placed in the ? to be dedicated by the school, Mr. Gerl having been a graduate of the school. It is unknown whether Mr. Gerl’s body was recovered when the Moldavia was sunk but it is ? it will be ?. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Monday, May 27, 1918, Page 1 ********* Yesterday was the second anniversary of the sinking of the Tuscania, which while carrying American troops overseas, was torpedoed off Ireland. Priv. Gerl of this city was one of the victims of the tragedy. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. February 6, 1920 P. 3 (Note: The earlier report, 1918 listed the Moldavia as the ship he died on) ******** "The Moldavia was purchased by the Admiralty in 1915 and converted into an armed merchant cruiser. She was torpedoed and sunk on 23 May 1918 off Beachy Head in the English Channel by a single torpedo from U-boat UB-57. At the time of her sinking she was being used as a troopship for United States troops. Fifty-six Americans soldiers were lost in the sinking. from Wikipedia.com ********* "The SS Tuscania was a luxury liner of the Cunard subsidiary Anchor Line, named after a town in Italy. She was torpedoed in 1918 by the German U-boat UB-77 while carrying American troops to Europe and sank with a loss of 210 lives." from Wikipedia.com ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


GERL: Herbert Louis Residence: Manitowoc Chief Machinist, USN. World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gerl Died: June 21, 1945 Killed In Action Place of death: At sea near Okinawa Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Parents Learn Sons Lose Lives In Philippines Another navy casualty announced today is that of Chief Machinist Herbert Louis Gerl, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Gerl, 436 N. Sixth street, had been killed in action. Information was lacking in the message as to how and when he was killed. Chief Machinist Gerl has been in the navy since 1934. He was born at Cato on Dec. 18, 1915, and after graduating from the St. Michael parochial school at Whitelaw, he worked on his fathers farm until his enlistment on June 14, 1934. Was Honor Man While in training at the San Diego naval training station Gerl had been selected an honor man of his company. In the last letter received by his parents in April he said he had landed in San Francisco, but would be in port only a short time, not allowing him sufficient time to travel home. He leaves his parents, two brother, Harold, Manitowoc; Lester, Cato; three sisters, Annabel and Marion, both of Manitowoc; Sister Frances DeSales of the Holy Family Convent. A requiem mass in his memory will be offered at 9 o'clock Monday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic church by the Rev. Walter Tuschl of Oshkosh. Manitowoc Herald Times Friday, July 6, 1945 pg. 2 ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


GILMORE: Clinton U.S. NAVY World War II 1924 - 1970


GLEICHNER: Gilbert E., Sr.SC3 US Navy World War II Mar. 20, 1926 - May 21, 1982


GLEIXNER: Lyman Joseph Pvt. U.S. Army World War II Apr. 24, 1912 - Dec. 31, 1974


GNADT: Alois J. Tec 3 U.S. Army World War II April 27, 1918 - Dec. 20, 1975


GOGGINS: Charles H. Residence: Reedsville AS US Navy World War II Jan. 5, 1928 - Oct. 21, 1946 Place of death: Great Lakes Cause: Disease Buried: St. Patricks cemetery, Franklin twp.


GOODING: George Edward, Jr. Rm 2 USNR World War II Dec 5, 1925 - Aug 24, 1963


GORALSKI: Frank J. Residence: Manitowoc Co F 127th Inf. Killed in action Died: June 11, 1945 Place of death: Philippines Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


GOSPODAREK: Leonard F. Cpl. U.S. Marine Corp. World War II Dec. 9, 1920 — Dec. 26, 1952


GROLL: Percy W. Pvt. Hq. Det. 3 Tank GP World War II Aug. 21, 1902 - April 4, 1966


GRONAU: Glenn K. Residence: Two Rivers Cpl., USMCR. World War II Mother, Mrs. Zada Gronau Died: June 28, 1944 Killed In Action Place of death: Saipan, S. Pacific Buried: Unknown ******** GOLD STAR FLAGS TO KIN OF WAR DEAD The county voiture of the Forty-et-Eight will distribute gold star flags to next of kin of county dead in World War II. The distribution will be made through the five American Legion posts in the county. The Legion posts have named presentation committees and will begin distribution of the flags, officially approved by the War Department, to the next of kin of all members of armed services that have made the supreme sacrifice. Manitowoc Herald Times Saturday, September 25, 1943 pg. 3


GROTBECK: Alf E. S1 USNR World War II Jan. 11, 1923 - Aug. 14, 1967


GROTT: Eugene Raymond PFC 1377 AAF Base Unit World War II/ Nov. 27, 1922 - July 28, 1952


GRYCH: Casimer Tec5 MED DET 127 Infantry World War II Dec. 28, 1916 - April 24, 1963


GUEHLSTORF: Cortland J. 51 US Navy World War II May 5, 1928 - Jun. 11, 1975