Veterans of World War II [H - L]

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

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HABLEWITZ: Sylvester A. Photo Residence: Manitowoc Cpl. 128th Inf Co E World War II Killed in action July 17, 1910 - Dec. 30, 1942 (VA record has 1941) Place of death: Southwest Pacific Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Bodies of Eight County Veterans To Be Returned The casketed remains of eight Manitowoc county veterans of World War II, all killed in the fighting against the Japs in New Guinea and the Phillipines, being returned to their home communities from government cemeteries in the South Pacific, are due to arrive in Manitowoc in June. Seven of the veterans are from this city and one from route 2, Two Rivers.  .... All will be accompanied by a uniformed army escort from the Chicago distribution center of the American graves registration division. They are Pfc. Wencel E. Kubsch, Cpl. Sylvester Hablewitz, Sgt. Francis J. O'Malley, Private Elton Hovi, Private Chester Tadych, Pfc. Harold J. Huebner, Staff Sgt. John Rehak, all of this city and Staff Sgt. Anthony Damman, of route 2, Two Rivers. .... The government provides the casket, transportation from overseas, a flag,  headstone, and a military escort. Cpl. Sylvester (Sally) Hablewitz, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hablewitz, Sr., of 901 South 20th street, was killed in the South Pacific fighting in January, 1943. He left Manitowoc in 1941 with the guard unit, was returned here, and  later reentered the service and went overseas to New Guinea, in February, 1942. Before entering the service he was employed in the Schuette store. His parents and two brothers survive. His body had been temporarily buried in Finschaffen cemetery in New Guinea. 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


HACK: Andrew Hack Tec 5 US Army World War II Aug. 19, 1920 - Aug. 30, 1967


HAESE: Lester E. Tec 5 US Army World War II PH Apr. 16, 1918 - May 12, 1974


HALLADA: Anthony J. Pfc Btry A.688 Field Arty Bn World War II Dec. 25, 1923 - March 14, 1967


HALSTROM: Howard Gra. CM Sgt 6003 Spt Sq AF World War II - Korea Jan. 21, 1918 - June 24, 1969


HALVERSON: Russell J. Tec4 US Army World War II April 25, 1916 - May 4, 1991


HAMROCK: John M. Ohio PFC. Co. F. 593 Engr. B&S Regt. World War II Buried in Manitowoc co. Dec. 4, 1908 — Jan. 14, 1964


HANSEN: Lester F. Residence: Cleveland Cpl. 128th Inf Co D World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 30, 1942 Place of death: Southwest Pacific Buried: St. Wendel cemetery, Centerville ******* 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


HANSEN: Norman R. Wisconsin/Tec 5 HQ Co./Base X/World War II/ Jan. 2, 1914/March 21, 1969 He is buried in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc (#44)


HANSEN: Theodore C. Residence: Manitowoc Tec5 324 Field Arty World War II Died: Accidental gunshot Jan. 5, 1925 - Dec. 25, 1945 (VA has 1944) Place of death: Austria 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


HANSON: Burton Roaklvam Residence: Two Rivers Ensign USN. World War II Father, Mr. B.M. Hanson Died: Feb. 18, 1942 Cause: Killed in action Place of death: off Cape May Buried: Unknown

******** Two Rivers Fighter Missing in Action Ensign Burton Hanson, Jr., 21, son of Burton M. Hanson, Two Rivers lumber company executive, has been reported “missing in action” according to a message received by his father from Admiral Jacobson at Washington, D.C. Ensign Hanson, only Two Rivers boy to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, has been in active duty since 1940. The message requested no mention be made of the name or classification of the ship on which the young man served. “As far as I know young Burton was on duty in the Atlantic,” said his father this morning. “The last I heard from him was on December 6, before the war started and he was then serving in Atlantic waters. The news is distressing but we can still hope for the best." Ensign Hanson was graduated from the Two Rivers high school in 1936 and in September of that year was appointed to Annapolis by Congressman George Schneider. He graduated from the naval academy as an ensign in June, 1940, and shortly after his graduation went to Pearl Harbor and was stationed aboard a warship. He remained at Pearl Harbor until last June and then went to Boston. Hanson was brilliant scholastically at high school and was prominent in sports, being on the varsity swimming and football teams. He was an honorary Rotarian, a member of the Purple and Gold society and a member of the Neshotah News staff of the Two Rivers high school. He was also a member of the National Honor Society. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 2, 1942 P. 1 ******** Tribute Is Paid To Ensign Burton Hanson TWO RIVERS (SPECIAL)—Tribute was paid the late Ensign Burton Hanson Jr., yesterday morning by the Rev. T. A. Hawkes at Grace Congregational where the city’s first war victim worshiped before going to the U.S. naval academy and joining the fleet. Ensign Hanson, chief engineer aboard the destroyer Jacob Jones, was one of more than 100 casualties when the destroyer was torpedoed off Cape May, N.J., early on Feb. 28. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 9, 1942 P. 10 ******** Purple Heart Award Conferred on Hanson TWO RIVERS, (Special)—Burton W. Hanson, father of Ensign Burton Hanson, Jr., first Two Rivers man to lose his life in the present war, has received the Purple Heart citation which was awarded his son by the United States government. Ensign Hanson was a member of the crew of the destroyer Reuben James which was torpedoed in the Atlantic in February, 1942. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 20, 1943 P. 10 ******** 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


HARDEGREE: Thomas Residence: Two Rivers Motor machinist's mate 1c USN. USS Lagarto World War II Wife, Mrs. Joyce Hardegree Died: May 24, 1945 Cause: Missing in action presumed killed in action Place of death: Java Sea SW 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


HARTLAUB: Clemens A. PFC Army Air Forces World War II Oct. 16, 1919 - May 18, 1973


HASSEMER: Louis W. T SGT US Army LIBERATED Staff Sgt. Louis W. Hassemer 24, whose parents Mr. and Mrs. George Hassemer, live at the western outskirts of Two Rivers and who was liberated after nearly five months in German Hands as a prisoner has been returned to a United States Army general hospital in England where he is regaining his weight. His ward surgeon, Capt. Charles W. Beavan, Nashville, Tenn., who pointed out that Hassemer was suffering from malnutrition due to inadequate diet, said "His condition is good and he is showing steady improvement." Following his recovery Sgt. Hassemer will be sent to a newly set up center for released prisoners of war where he will await transportation to the United States. Before entering the army he was employed as a butcher at Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, May 31, 1945 (He is buried in Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Manitowoc county)


HAVLICHEK: Gardy J. Residence: Branch Pvt. Med. Dept.World War II Died: July 5, 1942 Place of death: Philippines Cause: Killed in action Buried: Unknown ******** 3 Manitowoc County Soldiers Reported Dead Two Manitowoc county soldiers, reported missing in action in the Philippines three years ago have now been officially listed as dead. They are: Pvt. Gardy J. Havlichek, 25, of Branch. Pvt. John Francis Murphy, 19, of Grimms. Another county man was also reported killed on Okinawa, in a message to the parents from the war department. He is Cpl. Sylvester R. Koerner, 23, of route 1, Cato. The three additional deaths reported today brings the number of Manitowoc soldiers killed in World War II to 156. Missing Since 1942 Pvt. Havlichek, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Havlichek of Branch, had previously been reported as missing in action since May 7, 1942. The War department message received Wednesday confirmed the fact that he died in action on July 5, 1942 in the Philippine islands. Born Nov. 27, 1919 at Branch, young Havlichek had attended the St. Ann parochial school at Francis Creek. He worked on his father's farm for a short while and then joined the Civilian Conservation corps. On Jan. 29, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. army, being assigned to the medical department of the Philippine detachment at Fort McDowell, Calif. He leaves his parents, one brother, Melvin, and three sisters, Bernice, LaVerne and Germaine, all at home. A high mass for the repose of his soul will be offered up at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 6, at St. Ann's church at Francis Creek. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, June 28, 1945 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 3 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


HEBERT: Henry J. Wisconsin/F2 US Navy/World War 11 Sept. 4, 1915/Dec. 1, 1949 Buried in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


HEIMER: Herman E. Pvt. U.S. Army World War II June 30, 1897 - June 22, 1973


HELGESON: Orrin Conrad Corp. Conrad Helgeson Has Eight Battle Stars Conrad Helgeson, whose military service took him to eight different countries, still contends that the United States, Wisconsin, and home are best of all. He has arrived home from overseas, receiving his honorable discharge at Fort Sheridan on September 22nd. He has mentioned the primitive condition of the peoples of many of these countries with the oxen still used in much farm work. Conrad came through with eight battle stars, and eight campaigns during those thirty two months overseas without being wounded once. However, he did suffer four attacks of malaria. It was on June 24, 1942, that he entered service with his training beginning at Fort Bragg, Noth Carolina. He was later sent to Fort Meade, Maryland. On February 7, 1943, he left for overseas, going then to North Africa. He was at Casablanca, the Tunisian Campaign, participated in the Sicilian landing, was at Salerno, lower Italy, across the Volturno River up to the Casino front. They then moved back to prepare for the Anzio landing. He was at the Anzio Beachhead for four months and while there saw Russell Glasow, the only Valders or county soldier he met in his entire army service. While in this area he went to Rome and there visited the Vatican and saw the Pope. His group was then moved back to lower Italy to prepare for the invasion of southern France. They fought through southern France up to Strasbourg on the Rhine. They were then pulled down to the Colmar pocket, and here were cited with the Croix de Guerre by the Fench government and the U.S. Presidential citation. They then went into the Siegfried line, went through to Augsburg, Munich, Salsburg, Austria and were there when the war ended. Conrad enjoyed much going through Hitler’s noted hideaway, Berchesgarten. He was then with the troops of occupation in Austria during May, June and July. Transfer then came to Melsungen, Germany, where the troops remained for several weeks. Having enough points at this time he was transferred to the 69th homeward bound division.They left Le Havre, France, on September 7th and with a little stormy weather docked in New York seven days later. The usual time for the trip is six days. Conrad was in communications - radio - and then drove for the general of his artillary divison. When this general was transferred to the states he drove for the colonel of the division artillary. The strong ties that hold and bind together a group of fighting men was evidenced when Conrad suffered his first attack of malaria. This was at the time of the Sicilian campaign, and while he was still in the hospital, he learned his division (the noted 3rd) was to go into action - so Conrad secured his hospital release and rejoined his group. Twice when malaria attacks recurred he took treatment in his own unit in order to stay with his group. Conrad has the Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Croix do Guerre, Theatre ribbons, Bronze Service Arrowhead, 5 overseas bars, 1 Service stripe and the Driver and Mechanic’s Badge. He has eight battle stars, showing participation in the Tunisian campaign, Sicilain campaign, Naples Foggia; Rome-Arno; Southern France; Colmar; Rhineland and Central Europe. The engagement of Miss Doris Vetting to this young Valders soldier was announced by Miss Vetting’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Vetting on April 5, 1942, and now with Conrad’s return the couple is planning their marriage for October 24th. Manitowoc Herald-Times Thursday, October 4, 1945 ********* Connie Helgeson, 55, of 722 Flambeau St., Manitowoc, died early Sunday morning at Holy Family Hospital Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday at First German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Norval W. Kock will officiate, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Helgeson was born June 23, 1920 in Manitowoc County, son of the late Henry and Julia Torrison Helgeson. He was graduated from Valders High School with the class of 1938 and served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945 in the European Theater. He married Doris Vetting Oct. 24, 1945, at Newtonburg. He was employed by Manitowoc Public Utilities the past 30 years, currently serving as credit manager. He was the present director of Manitowoc Municipal Employes’ Credit Union and had served as a deacon of First German Evangelical Lutheran Church for three years. Survivors include his wife, three brothers, Gordon and Walter of Valders, and Arthur, of Collins, two sisters, Miss Blanche Helgeson and Mrs. Victor (Edna) Lensmeyer, of Sheboygan. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 pm Tuesday until noon Wednesday, when the casket will be moved to the church. Herald Times Reporter, Tuesday, February 23, 1976 p.3 (sent in by researcher/see contributors page)


HENNING: Herman Arthur Soundman 3c USNR. World War II Father, Mr. William Fred Henning Killed In Action, 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


HENRICKSON: Richard M. Cpl US Marine Corps World War II Sept 25, 1927 - Sept 9, 1968


HERDINA: Raymond Frank Residence: Cato Machinist's mate 2c, USNR. USS Drexler World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Herdina Died: May 28, 1945 Killed In Action Place of death: Okinawa Buried: Kossuth National cemetery ******** 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


HERMANN: David Residence: Manitowoc Tec 4 Armor Div World War II Died: August 13, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Argentan, France Buried: Rock Island, Illinois ******** 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


HERMANN: Donald H. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 120 Inf. 30 Inf. Div. World War II Killed in action Dec. 11, 1924 - Aug. 13, 1944 Place of death: St. Lo, 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


HERMANN: Gottlieb Sgt. 3310 AF Air Base GP World War II April 28, 1914 - Oct. 20, 1951


HERNDAY: Leo CCM U.S. Coast Guard World War I - World War II Jan. 4, 1895 - Aug. 17, 1953


HERTEL: Norbert F. Residence: Meeme Sgt. Army World War II Died: Sept. 20, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Italy Buried: Unknown ******** Norbert Hertel is buried in Florence American Cemetery, the U. S. military cemetery just south of Florence, Italy. He was a musician (accordion) and yodeler in Meeme before he went off to war. Although only a few family members have been able to visit his gravesite over the years, it has been meticulously maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. The photo below was taken in May of 2012) (From family member) ********* 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 Tombstone


HERZOG: Earl W. CPL 467 Base Unit AAF World War II April 10, 1926 - May 3, 1954


HETUE: Carl A. CTM US Navy World War II June 10 1921 - Apr 2 1973


HETUE: Leroy J. Pfc US Army World War II Jan. 28, 1925 - May 5, 1982


HIGGINS: Berlyn Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 363 Inf. World War II Killed in action Aug. 20, 1912 - Oct. 5, 1944 Place of death: Italy Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc The casketed remains of Pvt. Berlyn Higgins, 32, (photo) of 1132 South 16th street will arrive from Italy on the late train Friday evening and taken to the Pfeffer funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen cemetery, the Rev. Paul Blaufuss officiating. The American Legion will accord military rites. Pvt. Higgins was killed in Italy Oct. 5, 1944, when fighting with an infantry division. An erector at the Mantiowoc Shipbuilding company, Pvt. Higgins was inducted into the army, Nov. 18, 1943. He trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, and was sent to Fort Meade, Md., and from there to Africa and Italy. He was born in Argenta, Ill., and came to Manitowoc when a young man. He married Irene Ansorge in 1936. She survives with a daughter; father, Charles Higgins; three sisters, Mrs. Eldo Greider and Mrs. William Meyer of Argenta, Ill., and Mrs. George McDermott of Cerro Gordo, Ill.; two brothers, Harold of Decatur, Ill., and Dean. Pvt. Higgins was awarded the purple heart posthumously. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. November 18, 1948 P. 2 ******* [d. Italy/bur. 11-20-1948/killed in service/bur. on Mrs. Irene Higgins lot] ******* Posthumous Award For Higgins Is Authorized Posthumous award of the purple heart to Pvt. Beryl Higgins, husband of Irene Ansorge Higgins, Manitowoc, who was killed in action last October, has been authorized by the War department. Higgins was killed instantly by enemy small arms fire on October 5, in northern Italy, and his body is interred in an American cemetery in northern Italy. Pvt Higgins was a native of Argenta, Ill., and during his civilian life worked as an erector at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company. He was inducted into the Army on Nov. 18, 1943, took his basic infantry training at Camp Wolters, Texas, and then went overseas. Mrs. Higgins and her small daughter make their home in this city. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 24, 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


HILDEBRANDT: Lester A. Pfc Co. B 126 Engr Bn World War II July 24, 1909 - May 24, 1972


HIRVELA: Roy R. Michigan T Sgt 118 Ordnance Co World War II Buried in Manitowoc co. May 31, 1915-Oct 14, 1972


HLAVACEK: Victor Alb. Pfc 781 Tech Sch Sq AAF World War II April 28, 1900 - Dec 14, 1964


HLAVACHEK: Edward F. Pfc U.S. Army World War II Jul. 13, 1916 - Jan. 25, 1978 HLINAK: John Edward Pvt. U.S. Army World War II Oct. 10, 1921 - Jan. 15, 1947


HODEK: Norman F. Sgt. 3500 Base Unit AAF World War II Feb. 23, 1919 - Aug. 19, 1968


HOUSE: Otis S.Sgt. 103 Coast Arty AA World War II BSM June 27, 1918 - July 29, 1965


HOUSTON: Carl E. Residence: Manitowoc Cpl. 11th Weather Sq. World War II Died: March 3, 1945 Cause: Landslide Place of death: Buldir Island, Alaska 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


HOVI: Elton C. Photo Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 127 Inf. Co E World War II June 20, 1918 - Jan. 6, 1943 Died of wounds Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ********* Private Elton Hovi, 24, son of Carl Hovi, of 525 South 27th street, was also a casualty of the fighting between the Americans and Japs on New Guinea in January, 1943. He left here with Company E in 1940 for Louisiana, and later went overseas with that unit. He attended the high and vocational schools before entering the service. Temporary burial was in Finschaffen cemetery in New Guinea. He is survived by his father and a sister, Helen. 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


HRONEK: Emil P. Pvt U.S. Army World War II July 10, 1901 - Dec. 26, 1969


HUDDLESTON: Orla A. Jr. 2 Lt. 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


HUEBNER: Durward E. Residence: Valders T Sg. B24 Liberator World War II Died: July 7, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: border of Hungary 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


HUEBNER: Harold J. Photo Residence: Manitowoc PFC 127 Inf. Med. Corps World War II Killed in action Oct. 23, 1915 - Dec. 20, 1942 Place of death: Buna, New Guinea Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ******* Pfc. Harold J. Huebner, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Huebener of 1607 Columbus street, was killed fighting against the Japs in New Guinea, in December, 1942. He was fatally wounded while attempting to give firs aid to a wounded soldier in front of a Jap machine gun nest. He was one of three sons in the armed services and left with one of the first contingents of selectees from this city in March, 1941. He was assigned to a medical unit in the American forces fighting the Japs in New Guinea. He was born in Newton in 1915 and a few years later the family moved to this city. He was employed as a carpenter before entering the service. His parents and three brothers survive. 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


HUNT: Raymond S. Connecticut Staff Sgt. US Army World War II Buried in Manitowoc co. June 17, 1923 - Feb. 29, 1948


HURLEY: PFC. Melvin G. Oct. 25, 1920 - 1945 ******* 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. Born in Two Rivers Oct. 25, 1920 PFC. Hurley was 24 on his last birthday. He grew to manhood there and was a member of the graduating class of 1938 at the Washington high school. After leaving school he was employed there and on Oct. 21, 1940, was married to Miss Perline Geronomi and a year later the couple moved to Rahway, N.J., to make their home. He was employed as a trucker by the Merck Chemical company. Last June Melvin Hurley was drafted and was sent to Camp Wheeler, Ga., for his basic traing which was completed by October. In November the contingent moved overseas and was immediately used for replacements in France. He wrote home in January and stated that he was back with his unit after having spent three weeks in the hospital but did not say why he had been hospitalized. At Christmas time a short note said "The Fighting First pauses to send you Christmas greetings." His last letter to his mother was dated Jan. 2 and spoke of action but mentioned no localities. Mr. Hurley said that later letters were possibly on the way but that her son had complained that he had not been receiving mail possibly because the unit was on the move and was in combat. Surviving are the widow, a son (Survivor omitted for privacy.), living at Rahway, N.J., his mother, Mrs. Bertha Hurley, this city and two sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, February 13, 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


HYNEK: Marvin J. Illinois Pvt. Air Corp. World War II Buried in Manitowoc co. Nov. 19, 1927 - July 10, 1947 ******* Two County Men Action Victims On French Soil Two youths from the county were killed in action on French soil in August, according to messages received by their parents from the War department over the weekend. PFC. Paul G. Hynek, 19 (photo), son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hynek of Manitowoc Rapids, was killed on August 13, while PFC. Gordon R. Thone of Clarks Mills who was reported slightly wounded on August 19, died of his injuries on that day. The Hyneks learned of their son’s death on Monday morning. PFC. Hynek entered service in October, 1943, and following basic (training at Camp Wolters, Texas, went overseas in April of this year, as a member of the 38th infantry. Lincoln High Graduate The young soldier attended the graded schools at Rapids and was graduated from Lincoln high school in 1943. He was employed in the tin shop at the Manitowoc shipyards for several months before entering service. Survivors are his parents and four brothers, Harlan at home; Melvin and Eugene, Manitowoc Rapids; and Sgt. Earl Hynek in the south Pacific and one sister, Vivian, at home. A requiem high mass will be read in his memory at 9 o’clock next Monday morning in the St. Paul Catholic church. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, September 5, 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


HYNEK: Paul G. Residence: Manitowoc Rapids Pfc 38th Inf World War II Killed in action 1925 - August 13, 1944 Place of death: France 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


ISSELMANN: Thomas C. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 379 Inf. 95 Div. World War II Killed in action 1925 - Dec. 13, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** 3 Are Killed on German Front Manitowoc Soldiers’ Deaths Reported By War Dept. Today Three Manitowoc casualties—all in the fighting on the western European front—were reported today by the War Department, bringing the death list in this county in World War II to 90. The dead: Pfc. Donald A. Schmidt, 30, of 2215 Waldo boulevard. Pvt. Thomas C. Isselmann, 19, of route 5, Manitowoc. Pfc. Gardy Karbon, 30, of Cooperstown Pvt. Isselmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Isselmann, route 5, Manitowoc, was with the medical corps when he was killed Dec. 13 in Germany. Born in Manitowoc August 14, 1925, he attended Holy Innocents parochial and Lincoln high schools, and was later employed at the Aluminum Goods Mfg. company. Inducted in 1943 He was inducted into the armed forces on Nov. 18, 1943, receiving basic training at Camp Grant, Ill., and later was transferred to Camp Reynolds Pa. His last furlough was in June. Isselmann landed in England on Oct. 7. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Joan, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Math Isselmann of Valders. In his memory, the rosary will be recited at St. Boniface church at 7 o’clock Monday evening. At 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl will celebrate a requiem high mass in his honor. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, December 29, 1944 P. 2 ********* (Note: This article has been split with obits. being put in the cemetery where the individuals are buried) ******** 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


JACOBOSKI: Kenneth John Residence: Two Rivers Machinist's mate 3c, USNR Destroyer, Minesweeper World War II Parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Jacoboski Killed In Action Died: April 6, 1945 Place of death: Okinawa 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


JAEGER: Frederick W. Residence: Two Rivers Pfc 15 Inf 3 Div Co K World War II Killed in action July 19, 1912-Feb 1, 1944 Place of death: Italy Buried: Calvary cemetery, Two Rivers ******* The remains of Pfc. Jaeger have been returned at the request of his father, William Jaeger of 1611 18th street, Two Rivers. He was killed at 31 on Feb. 1, 1944 in Italy. He was inducted in March, 1942 and received his basic training at Camp Roberts, California. He was later transferred to Fort Ord and Camp Pickett, Va., which he left with Africa invasion forces in November, 1943. Pfc. Jaeger participated in the invasions of Africa, Italy and Sicily. He was born in Two Rivers in 1913 and attended St. Luke's Catholic school and Washington high school, graduating in 1931. 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


JAEGER: Milton A. Residence: Manitowoc Lt. 9th Air Force 392 Ftr Sq 367 Ftr Gp World War II Killed in Action Died: Aug. 14, 1944 (VA list has Aug. 15) Place of death: Dreux, 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


JAGODENSKY: Robert M. 1st Lt. 556 Base Unit AAF World War II Feb. 4, 1919 - April 7, 1967 He is in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc/have obituary


JANSKY: Richard Francis A2C US Air Force/Aug. 3, 1947/Oct. 5, 1977 He is in Evergreen cemetery


JANSKY: Robert P. Sgt. US Army/Mar. 28, 1922/Nov. 6, 1974 He is in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc/have obituary


JASCHOB: Harvey P. Pvt 16 Int entry Tng Regt World War II Jan 31, 1906 - June 23, 1969


JEBAVY: George P. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. Field Artillery World War II Killed in action Aug. 4, 1924 - Nov. 22, 1944 Place of death: Germany 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


JEDLICKA: Ewald J. Residence: Mishicot Pfc. Inf. Paratrooper World War II Killed in action Died: June 2, 1944 Place of death: Italy Buried: Sicily, Italy ******** 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


JERABEK: Edward C. Sgt 776 Amph Tractor Bn World War II Oct. 5, 1921 - Aug. 28, 1972


JOHNSON: Warren 0. Pfc 157 Engr Hv Shop Co World War II Oct. 7, 1910 - July 13, 1950 Buried in Pioneers' Rest, Two Rivers Tombstone


JOHNSON: Wilson R. Tec 3 3120 Ord Sup Co World War II Oct. 2, 1918 - Jan. 1, 1971


JOHNSRUD: Kenneth 1910-1968 He is in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc/have obit


JOST: Frederick P. S/Sgt 104th "Timberwolf" regiment can't find in any cems. in Manitowoc county ********* Convalescing in a hospital in France from wounds received in Holland on Nov. 3, is S/Sgt. Frederick P. Jost, son of Mrs. Anna Jost of Cleveland. An expert infantryman, member of the 104th "Timberwolf" regiment which landed in France last September, Jost immediately went into action in Holland. He has been awarded the purple heart. Jost enlisted in the army on Aug. 7, 1941 and for the next two years and three months was stationed at Fort Sheridan, Ill. He spent the next eight months training recruits at Camp Adair, Ore., and was on maneuvers for 8 months in the deserts of California and Arizona. The last four months in the United States were spent at Camp Carson, Colo. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 24, 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


KAISER: Frederick R. S.Sgt. 283 Port Co. World War II May 8, 1914 - April 7, 1969


KAMIEJA: Joseph Tec 4 Army Air Forces World War II Aug 25 1918 - Dec 13 1961 Buried in Holy Cross cemetery, Two Rivers


KAMINSKI: Francis C. SFC U.S. Army World War II - Korea Feb. 21, 1911 — July 2, 1961


KARBON: Gordy J. Residence: Maribel PFC 379 Inf. - 95 Inf. Div. World War II Killed in action Aug. 9, 1913 - Dec. 4, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: Melnik-Gibson ******** 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


KARNOFSKY: John E. PFC Co. C 27 ABN Infantry BN World War II BSM Oct. 2, 1909 - March 28, 1963


KASTEN: Paul L. Residence: Maribel Pfc. 105th Inf Cannon Co World War II Killed in action Died: May 23, 1945 Place of death: Okinawa 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


KATTREH: Leslie John Sgt Army Air Forces World War II Aug. 13, 1912 - May 2, 1971


KAUFMAN: Eugene S. Pvt. U.S. Army World War II Sept. 28, 1922 - Mar. 28, 1976


KELLNER: John F. A.O.M. 3 USNR World War II July 23, 1919 - Feb. 2, 1974 ******** John F. Kellner, 54, of Maribel, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at home. Funeral services will be at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Saur Funeral Home and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kellnersville. The Very rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Military services will be conducted by the Johnson Hershman American Legion Post of Denmark. Mr. Kellner was born July 23, 1919, at Maribel, son of Frank and Mary Cherney Kellner. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School of Kellnersville and St. Procopious High School and College at Lisle, Ill. He married Bessie Husar April 17, 1941, at St. Joseph Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He entered the service Apr. 23, 1943, and was discharged Dec. 6, 1945. He was associated with his father in the operation of the former Kellner Meat Market and Grocery Store at Maribel. At the present time he was employed by the U.S. Government as a meat inspector at Packerland Packing of Green Bay. His wife preceded him in death Dec. 27, 1958. He was living with his parents at Maribel. Mr. Kellner was a member of the Johnson Hershman American Legion Post of Denmark, Maribel Sportsmans' Club, Denmark Rod and Gun Club, West Shore Sportsman Club, Holy Name Society of St. Joseph Church and Kellnersville Francis Creek Catholic Knights Branch No. 86. He was also a charter member of the Maribel Lions Club. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) A sister, Mrs. Ann Wanek preceded him in death. Friends may call at Saur Funeral Home after 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until the time of service. A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday by Msgr. Schneider, the Rosary will be recited at 8:15 p.m. by the Holy Name Society and Catholic Knights and a memorial service will be held at 8:30 p.m. by the American Legion. Manitowoc Herald Times Monday, February 4, 1974 pg. 3


KELNHOFER: Robert T. Residence: Manitowoc S Sg. Advance Glider Det Sq 6 World War II Died: Feb. 13, 1943 Cause: Airplane accident Place of death: Stuttgart, Ark. 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


KEMPEN: Sylvester H. Residence: Mishicot FL O Aircorps World War II Killed in action Died: June 7, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Overseas ******** Sylvester H. Kempen Flight Officer, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # T-121344 78th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 7-Jun-44 Buried at: Plot C Row 28 Grave 23 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Air Medal, 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


KEUNE: Sidney C. Tec5 Recon Co. 893 TD BN World War II Sept. 20, 1912 - March 5, 1959 Sylvester H. Kempen Flight Officer, U.S. Army Air Forces Service # T-121344 78th Squadron, 435th Troop Carrier Group Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 7-Jun-44 Buried at: Plot C Row 28 Grave 23 Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Awards: Air Medal, 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


KHAIL: Daniel V. Pvt. 2nd Inf. Co. D. World War II Died non battle Sept. 22, 1921 - Oct. 6, 1940 ******** 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


KHAIL: William Sgt. 464 Base Unit AAF World War II Sept. 15, 1923 - Jan. 21, 1963


KIEFER: Paul J. Pvt US Army World War II July 28, 1915 - April 20, 1970


KIEL: Milton W. TSGT US Army World War II Oct. 9, 1915 - Oct. 12, 1981


KIELMAN: Lyle M. Tec. 5 US Army World War II 1914 - 1975


KIENKE: Ernest C., Jr. PFC 128 Inf. 32 Inf. Div. World War II Feb. 6, 1917 - April 11, 1943 ******** 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


KILDEA: Charles J. 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


KING: James Elroy Pvt. 35 Inf. 25 Inf. Div. World War II - Korea PH Feb. 24, 1927 - July 22, 1950 Photo ******* Glen Owen and James King Killed in Fighting in Korea Become Sixth and Seventh Casualties A telegram received Sunday by Mrs. Owen reveals that her son was killed in action Feb. 14, 1951. Private King, previously reported missing in action July 22, 1950, is now known to have been killed in action on the same date, according to a telegram from the army's adjutant general received by a sister, Mrs. Berhard Fraser of Q-7-1, Custerdale, Manitowoc. A member of the regular army for nearly six years, Private King enlisted in 1945 and was sent to Germany with the occupation forces where he served with the military police for two years. After returning to Valders to attend his mother's funeral in February, 1949, he was stationed in South Carolina. He joined the occupation forces in Otsee, Japan, in June, 1950, and served there until the outbreak of war in Korea. Private King is survived by his wife, the former Lilly Peters of Oneida, Wis.; two sisters, (private); and five brothers, (private). Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, March 5, 1951 p.1 ******** 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


KIRBY: William P. PFC US Army World War II Mar. 14, 1900 - Nov. 5, 1973


KIRCH: Jerome J. Tec 4 HQ 8 SV Co. TC World War II Oct. 29, 1927 - Nov. 29, 1949


KLABUNDE: Albert E. S 2 US Coast Guard Res World War II Nov. 18, 1927 - March 16, 1957


KLAESER: Joseph E. Tec 5 Med Det 127 Inf. World War II Feb. 27, 1913 - Aug. 11, 1972


KLAUCK: Eugene N. Residence: Kiel Sgt 259 Engr Combat Bn World War II Jan 11, 1925 - Apr 27, 1945 Cause: Demo. acc. Place of death: Camp Bowie, Texas Buried: St. Peter & Paul cemetery, 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


KLAWITTER: Harold J. World War II 1926 - Oct. 1971


KLEIBER: Wilbert J. T. Sgt. US Army World War II Nov. 9, 1915 - Mar. 3, 1980


KLEIN: Lawrence N. Residence: Cleveland QM Corps World War II Died: July 12, 1942 Killed in action 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


KLENKE: Ernest C. Jr. Residence: Whitelaw Pfc. 128th Inf Co D World War II Died: April 11, 1943 Cause: Disease Place of death: Hospital, Australia 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


KLETZIEN:________ Cpl. 79 TRP CARR SQ AAF World War II June 5, 1924 - Nov. 20, 1966


KLINKNER: John P. Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force/World War I - World War II 1892 - 1952


KLUTH: Frederick E. Residence: Manitowoc 1 Lt. 177th Reconn Sq World War II Died: May 19, 1945 Cause: Airplane crash 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


KNAUER: Kenneth E. Tec 4 901 Ordnance HAM Co. World War II Feb. 7, 1917 - Feb. 1, 1960


KOCH: Chester J. Tec. 5 1214 Mil. Police Co. Avn. World War II Jan. 24, 1923 - Dec. 26, 1965


KOCH: Harold H. Wisconsin/Sgt. 462 Flying TNG SQ AAF/Nov. 4, 1919/Jan. 24, 1964 He is in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc


KOERNER: Sylvester R. Residence: Cato Tec 5 Co. D 776 AMPH Tank BN World War II PH Killed in action June 27, 1922 - May 14, 1945 Place of death: Okinawa Buried: St. Michael cemetery, Whitelaw ******* 3 Manitowoc County Soldiers Reported Dead Two Manitowoc county soldiers, reported missing in action in the Philippines three years ago have now been officially listed as dead. They are: Pvt. Gardy J. Havlichek, 25, of Branch. Pvt. John Francis Murphy, 19, of Grimms. Another county man was also reported killed on Okinawa, in a message to the parents from the war department. He is Cpl. Sylvester R. Koerner, 23, of route 1, Cato. The three additional deaths reported today brings the number of Manitowoc soldiers killed in World War II to 156. Killed On Okinawa Cpl. Koerner was killed on Okinawa recently when his tank hit a mine and exploded. He lived only a half-hour after the explosion, and never spoke a word, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William J. Koerner, were informed by a relative who was with Cpl. Koerner. Cpl. Koerner attended the St. Michael's parochial school at Whitelaw and after finishing grade school worked on farms and then went to Vocational school to take up a trade. He then entered the employ of the Kaufman Mfg. company and also worked at the shipyards. On June 27, 1942 he became 20, and on June 30 registered for the draft. He was called into service on Nov. 7 of the same year. After a brief stay at Fort Sheridan he was trained as a tank driver at Camp Funston, Kan., and Camp Ibis, Calif., and also trained at Fort Ord, Calif., with an amphibious tank battalion. He with two other buddies from Manitowoc county were the first to set foot on Okinawa on Easter Sunday morning. Home on furlough the last time in March, 1944, Koerner saw action at Peleliu, the Philippines and last of all on Okinawa. He is survived by his parents, a brother, (private), two other brothers (private), and a sister, (private), his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Meyer, of Whitelaw. Cpl. Koerner was engaged to marry (private). The Holy Name society of which the deceased was a member, members of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, along with relatives and friends will attend a memorial requiem mass at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday at St. Michael's church at Whitelaw. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, June 28, 1945 (Note: This article covers the deaths of 3 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


KOHLS: Elmer E. Pvt 216 Coast Arty Bn (AA) World War II May 23, 1902 - Feb. 21, 1955 Tombstone He is buried in Pioneers' Rest cemetery, Two Rivers


KONIECZKA: Peter P. Residence: Two Rivers S SG. 127th Inf Co E World War II Killed in action Died: July 16, 1944 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


KONOP: Joseph E. Pvt. Engineers World War II Aug. 14, 1904 - March 27, 1948


KOPOTIC: Melvin M. Tec 4 654 Tank Destroyer Bn World War II Aug. 28, 1921 — Jan. 2, 1948


KORINEK: Edward J. Cpl. US Army World War II May 18, 1919 - May 30, 1982


KORNELY: Aloysius J. Wis. 5. Sgt. 18 Infantry World War II BSM & OLC-PH Feb. 14, 1910 - Apr. 18, 1950


KOWALSKE: Florian J. PFC Co. M 134 Infantry World War II June 2, 1913 - Jan 5, 1971


KOWALSKI: Joseph G., Jr. Residence: Manitowoc Pvt. 406 Infantry World War II BSM P 11 Oct. 28, 1907 — Dec. 2, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: Germany Buried: St. Marys 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


KOWALSKI: Norbert H. Residence: Two Rivers Cpl. Airborne Div World War II Died of wounds Died: Jan. 6, 1945 Place of death: Belgium Buried: Unknown ****** Norbert H. Kowalski Corporal, U.S. Army Service # 36285306 501st Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 6-Jan-45 Buried at: Plot H Row 7 Grave 1 Luxembourg American Cemetery Luxembourg City, Luxembourg Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******** Two Soldiers Die; County War Toll Reaches 100 Mark Manitowoc county's war casualty toll mumbered 100 today, nearly double that of World War One, with the announcement that T/5 Howard Francis Siebenborn, 31, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Siebenborn, Maribel, has lost his life in Luxembourg on Jan. 9, and Cyl. Norbert H. Kowalski, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Theophil Kowalski, route 2, Two Rivers, died of injuries on Jan. 2 in a parachute jump. Parents of the two soldiers learned their deaths from the War department Wednesday. The casualty figure in the First World war was 59. (Photo of Cpl. Kowalski Cpl. (Norbert H.) Kowalski had been with an airborne division in western Europe for more than a year, having seen a great deal of action since he participated in the D-day invasion of France. In one of his last letters home he told of spending a Christmas furlough in France. Born In Two Rivers He was born in Two Rivers on May 2, 1922. After his graduation from the Two Rivers high school he worked on his father's farm until going to the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company as a machinist. Survivors are the parents, two brothers, Cpl. Leo Kowalski in the Philippines and Stanley, assigned to a cruiser at San Francisco, a stepbrother, Clayton Boettcher, Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. Maymort Karbowski and Mrs. Helen Swoboda, both of Two Rivers; and Miss, Alice Nash, Milwaukee, and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Kowalski. Cpl. Kowalski was a member of the Sacred Heart church in Two Rivers where a requiem mass will be offered in the near future. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. January 25, 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


KOZACZUK: Charles F. Pfc US Army World War II Feb. 13, 1924 - Jun. 27, 1980


KRAEMER: John Pvt. Co. G 362 Infantry World War II March 23, 1921 - Jan. 17, 1969


KRAFTCHECK: Donald E. Wt 3 USNR World War II Feb 12 1926 - Aug 14 1965


KRENKE: Roy R. Residence: Two Rivers Pvt 16 Inf 1 Div World War II Killed in action Aug 24 1920 - June 6 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Forest View cemetery, Two Rivers ******** Parents Told Son Is Killed Private Roy R. Krenke, 23, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krenke, 2304 13th street, Two Rivers, was killed in action in the invasion of France on June 6 his parents were notified in a morning (sic). The Two Rivers soldier, a graduate of Washington high school with the class of 1938, took part in the African campaign and was in the invasion of Sicily before being assigned to England last November. He had been oversees since April 1943 and had never been home since entering the service in November 1942. Trained in Texas Following his graduation from high school after elementary schooling at St. John's Lutheran school, Krenke attended the University of Wisconsin for three years majoring in economics. He left the university in June 1942 and entered the service on November 7, 1942. He received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and Sh???ngo, Pa. and in 1943 was sent overseas. While at high school Roy Krenke was a member of the debate team that went to Wooster, Ohio for the national high school meet in the late 30's, Roy Richard Krenke was born in Two Rivers on August 24, 1920. He is survived by his parents, one sister, (private) at home and by his grandmother, Mrs. Robert Krenke of Tigerton. Private Krenke is the 47th county man to lose his life thus far in the war. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, July 6, 1944 P.2 ********* Posthumous Award of Medal Given soldier Two Rivers-The bronze star was awarded posthumously today to Prvt. Roy R. Krenke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Krenke, 2304 13th street, who was killed in acton on D-Day last June 6 on a Normandy beach. He had previously been awarded the purple heart. Pvt. Krenke, who entered the service in November, 1942, was cited for "heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Gela, Sicily, July 10, 1943." He had participated in the African and Sicilian campaigns before he joined invasion forces onthe continent. Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, July 17, 1945 P.4 ******** 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


KREY: Joseph J. Residence: Two Rivers Pfc 12th Inf Med Det. World War II Killed in action Died: March 29, 1943 Place of death: North Africa Buried: Tunis, Africa ******* Two Rivers Man Killed In Action In North Africa Pfc. Joeph Krey 27th In county To Die In War Pfc. Joseph Krey, 34, (Photo) son of Mrs. Catherine Krey of 2306 Roosevelt avenue, Two Rivers, was killed in action March 29 on the north African front, according to a message received by his mother from the War department at Washington. He is the 27th fatality among county men in World War II and the sixth Two Rivers man killed in action. A requiem high mass will be sung by the Rev. Peter Nilles in St. Mark's Catholic church, Two Rivers, Wednesday morning for the dead soldier, who was a member of the parish and the Holy Name society. Joseph Krey was active in amateur baseball and softball in Two Rivers, where he was born in 1908. Following his completion of school work he worked on a farm at Larrabee, and then took employment at Plant No. 1 of the Aluminum Goods company in Two Rivers where he worked 13 years. He left for service April 22, 1942. While in his teens Krey was a member of the Gregor Oils basebll team in the Municipal league. The team won the championship each year and later disbanded. Krey, along with the Neumann brothers, Johnny and Leo, Eddo Pupeter and Moorry Brault and several others then joined the Automotives and won championships under that banner. He played right field and was one of the best fielders in the league. Other athletic activities found him playing with several softball teams. Pfc. Krey is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Krey; a sister, Mrs. John Bentley of Plummer, Minn.; and four brothers, Walter and Frederick of Two Rivers, Peter of Milwaukee and Corporal Norbert Krey in New Guinea. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, April 12, 1943 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


KRIESER: Robert D. MM 1 US Navy World War II May 11, 1918 - Sep. 5, 1977


KRIZIZKE: Frank S. Pvt Troop C 8 Cavalry World War II June 15 1897 - April 25 1957


KROHN: John C. (VA list has John G.) Residence: Manitowoc S SG. Artillery World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 12, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc ********* Sgt. John Krohn Dies In France Staff Sgt. John (Jack) Krohn, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund W. Krohn of 2133 South 10th street, has been killed in action while fighting as a member of a unit in General Patton's army, in eastern France, according to a message received this morning from the War department by his parents. Krohn, prominent in athletics while attending Lincoln high school, is the 87th war casualty of World War II in Manitowoc county. (Photo) Sergeant Krohn was graduated from Lincoln high school in June, 1941. He was a letter winner in both football and basketball while attending school. He later was employed at the ship yards. He enlisted in the Army July 15, 1942, and took his basic field artillery training at Camp Swift, Tex., and went overseas several months ago to England and later was with an artillery unit that went to France. He is survived by his parents and two sisters, (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Tuesday, December 26, 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


KRONFORST: William W., Jr. SFC 377 Ord. MAM Co. World War II Dec. 15, 1922 - April 25, 1953


KROWIORZ: James E. Krowiorz Cpl. US Army World War II 1921 - 1980


KRUEGER: Elwood H. Residence: Manitowoc Tec 5 3rd Armored 1st Army World War II Killed in action Died: Dec. 23, 1944 Place of death: Belgium Buried: Unknown ******* Elwood H. Krueger Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army Service # 36212602 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 23-Dec-44 Buried at: Plot C Row 10 Grave 54 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Henri-Chapelle, Belgium Awards: Purple Heart http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii.php ******* Marine Band Honors Krueger The Manitowoc Marine band Tuesday night, at the Saenger hall, held memorial services for Cpl. Elwood H. Krueger, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Krueger of this city, first member of the band to be killed in World War II. Corporal Krueger was killed in action in Belgium, Dec. 23. He was a clarinetist with the band for 10 years. The band, under the direction of Emil Sohrweide, played a dirge which was followed by the memorial address by Judge Albert H. Schmidt, who reviewed Krueger's life and his activiities since entering the service in June, 1941. A saxaphone quartet played "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Taps were sounded by Alvin Pech, cornetist of the band. A special scroll, signed by each member of the band was presented to the family by Director Sohrweide. It was accepted for the family by a brother of ths soldier, Russell Krueger. A gold star was affixed to the band banner in memorial of Corporal Krueger. Twenty members of the band are now in the armed services. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, January 24, 1945 P.7 ******** 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


KUBALE: Edward W. Residence: Reedsville Air Corps World War II Killed in action Died: April 8, 1944 Place of death: Germany Buried: Jefferson Barracks ******** 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


KUBALE: Harold A. Cpl. 15 Service GP AAF World War II May 21, 1924 - Jan. 5, 1969


KUBSCH: James Pfc. James Kubsch, 25, son of Mrs. Mary Kubsch of 1605 Marshall street was killed by artillery fire on Luzon in the Phillipines Feb. 8, 1945. He had been overseas 15 months after being inducted in March, 1943. He was born in Cooperstown in 1920, attended the Rosecrans school and was employed at the Burger Boat company before military service. Survivors are his mother and a sister, Mrs. Daniel Yindra, of route 1, Manitowoc. 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


KUBSH: Wencel E. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc. 148th Inf. Co. M World War II Killed in action Died: Feb. 8, 1945 Place of death: Philippines Buried: Unknown/He is in Evergreen cemetery, 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


KUDICK: Leonard PFC Army Air Forces World War II Dec. 19, 1926 - Nov. 4, 1973


KUKOSKI: Raymond C. 1 Lt. 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


KULNICK: Norman J. Sgt. Army Air Forces World War II July 31, 1899 - May 11, 1973


KUNZ: Godfrey D. Yi USNR World II Aug. 17, 1905 - March 27, 1967


KUNZ: John G. Capt US Army World War II Bronze Star Feb 18, 1918 - Feb 20, 1997


KVITEK: Edwin F. Pvt. Air Corps World War II Nov. 10, 1902 - Feb. 8, 1952


LABENSKY: Ralph G. Tec5 794 Coast Arty Bn (aa) World War II Dec. 13, 1920 - May 7, 1955 He is buried in Evergreen cemetery, Manitowoc. An account of his death is with his entry there.


LABINSKY: Joseph V. Sgt. Co. E 127 Infantry World War II Nov. 25, 1916 - July 28, 1971


LAKATOS: Emil Joseph, Jr Photo Machinist's mate 3c, USNR. Cruiser Indianapolis World War II Mother, Mrs. Helen Catherine Lakatos Killed In Action - Lost on Phillipine Sea 1925 - July 30, 1945 Place of death: Leyte Buried: has stone in Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc ******** Lakatos Missing Is Navy Report Emil J. Lakatos, machinist mate third class, USNR, son of Mrs. Helen Lakatos, 1020 Madison street, is reported missing in action by naval authorities. According to a telegram received Sunday evening he has been missing since July 30. Lakatos was aboard a heavy cruiser which pounded the Japanese at Okinawa late this spring. He was home on 22 day leave last June 2. Lakatos was one of eight Lincoln high school graduates who worked at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company for seven months in 1943 prior to his enlistment in the navy. He took his initial indoctrination at Great Lakes, Ill. He is the fiance of Miss Arlene Dunesch of Fond du Lac, who arrived here this morning. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, August 13, 1945 p.2 ********** Missing - Emil Lakatos, machinist mate third class, USNR was a member of the crew of the cruiser Indianapolis, sunk by a Japanese submarine off Leyte on July 30. His mother, Mrs. Helen Lakatos, 1020 Madison street was informed by the navy Sunday night that her son is listed as missing. Manitowoc Herald Times, Thursday, August 16, 1945 p.2 ********** Offer Mass For Emil J. Lakatos A memorial requiem high mass will be offered at 8 o'clock Wednesay morning, Oct. 31, at St. Boniface church by the Rev. Alfred Pritzl for Emil Joseph Lakatos, machinist's mate third class, USNR., who lost his life as a result of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the early morning hours of last July 30. Lakatos, only son of Mrs. Helen Lakatos, 1020 Madison street, and the late Emil Lakatos, was aboard the ship which was enroute to the Philippines from Guam after a run which set a new speed record from San Francisco, and after delivery of an atomic bomb. She was approximately 450 miles from Leyte when two heavy underwater explosions occurred on the (photo) starboard side. The ship filled rapidly with water through gaping holes in her underwater body caused by the explosion and sank within 15 minutes. The exact manner in which Lakotas met his death is not known, wrote the commanding officer of the ship to Mrs. Lakatos, but it is believed he went down with his ship. Emil enlisted in the navy at the age of 17 years after graduating from Lincoln high school. He was stationed at Great Lakes, Ill., for five months for training, and was assistant buglemaster. Credited with participating in seven battles, young Lakatos came home on a 22-day leave on June 8 and rejoined the ship in California July 16, just two weeks prior to the sinking. His shipmate and buddy, Robert Cavil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cavil of West DePere, also lost his life in the tragedy. Survivors besides the mother, are his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Herman of this city and his fiancee, Miss Arlene Dunisch of Fond du Lac. Young Lakatos was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Boniface congregation. Manitowoc Herald Times, Saturday, October 27, 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


LALKO: Julian C. M3 USNR World War II Jan 5 1918 - Sept 10 1972


LARSEN: Paul F. Sgt. US Army World War II BSM Dec. 25, 1922 - May 25, 1963


LARSON: George Wilfred Residence: Two Rivers Boatswain's mate 1c, USCG World War II Wife, Mrs. Hattie Irene Larson Killed In Action, Died of Wounds Died: June, 1943 Place of death: Unknown 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


LAU: Elroy A. Residence: Rockland Med Dept. World War II Killed in action Died: July 7, 1944 Place of death: France Buried: Overseas ****** Elroy A. Lau Private, U.S. Army Service # 36801582 308th Medical Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: 7-Jul-44 Buried at: Plot D Row 6 Grave 22 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


LAWERENTZ: Charles G., Jr. Pfc Co. B 69 Infantry World War II March 13, 1918 - March 13, 1970


LAWERENTZ: Roland W. Residence: Two Rivers Sgt. 60 Inf 9 Inf Div Co B World War II Killed in action Dec. 5, 1919 - April 4, 1943 Place of death: North Africa Buried: Pioneers Rest cemetery, 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


LE CLAIR: Alfred C. Pvt Co E 10 Inf 5 Inf Div World War II Feb 11 1917 - April 18 1958


LE CLAIR: David J. Cox USNR World War II Feb 10 1926 - June 19 1966


LE CLAIR: Raymond G. Pfc US Army World War II Mar 7 1915 - Apr 30 1979


LEHMAN: Clarence G. Sgt. 2 Bn. 1 Regt. ASFTC World War II BSM May 16, 1916 - June 2, 1963


LEINDECKER: Eugene J. Residence: Manitowoc Pfc 811 Ord. Base Depot. Co. Army World War II Dec. 9, 1924 - May 25, 1945 Place of death: France Cause: Disease 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


LEMBERGER: Leo L. S. Sgt. Co. C. 8 Infantry World War II BSM Dec. 31, 1923 - Sept. 24, 1955


LE MERE: Roland W. Residence: Two Rivers Royal Canadian World War II Died: March 18, 1942 Cause: Plane crash Place of death: Cornwall, England Buried: Cornwall, England ******* 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


LENZ: Elton R. Residence: Manitowoc Infantry World War II Died: Nov. 20, 1944 Killed in action Place of death: France Buried: Trinity cemetery, Liberty ******** 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


LESCHIG: Walter Nov. 16, 1924/Apr. 6, 2008/CPL US Marine Corps WWII He is in Pioneers' Rest, Two Rivers


LESLIE: Edward L. Tec 5 US Army World War II 1906 - 1975


LESPERANCE: Gerald J. Pfc US Army World War II Apr 5 1925 - Jun 11 1978


LESPERANCE: Leonard I. AS USNR World War II March 5 1921 - March 8 1954


LESPERANCE: Roy E. A1C 85 Transport Sq AF World War II Dec 1 1924 - Nov 27 1954


LIGMAN: Benjamin L. Pvt. U.S. Army World War II May 3, 1898 - Aug. 2, 1981


LINTEREUR: Leo J. F1 US Navy World War II 1921 - Mar. 1977


LITERSKY: Melvin N. Tec 4 357 AAA SLT Bn CAC World War II June 21 1920 - June 15 1957


LOGAN: Charles G. Pfc Hq 6 Armd Division World War II Dec. 29, 1905 - March 18, 1964


LOGAN: Harold F. EMI USNR World War II April 19, 1916 - April 4, 1969


LOHSE: Raymond F. US Army World War II Jan. 17, 1910 - Dec. 1980


LOOSE: Earl L. Tec 4 Btry A 751 AA Gun Bn World War II April 23, 1919 - March 27, 1966


LORRIGAN: Richard J. Residence: Maple Grove Navy World War II Died: Sept. 7, 1945 Cause: Drowned Place of death: Cato Buried: St. Patricks cemetery, Franklin


LUCKOW: Henry H. Pvt. 669 Field Arty Bn World War II April 12, 1909 - July 28, 1971


LUEBKE: Edward A. Residence: Two Rivers Pfc. 410th Inf Co F World War II Killed in action Died: Feb. 3, 1945 Place of death: France Buried: Pioneers Rest cemetery, 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


LUKES: Victor Otto EMI U.S. Navy World War II 1912 - 1978


LYNCH: Thomas A. Tec 4 369 Harcft Co. TC World War II March 1, 1908 - Dec. 27, 1950