The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames A and B

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

1.         

Acton, Gerald D.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1906 at PA; hometown Cambria Co., PA; entered service 15 Aug. '42 at Altoona, PA; SN 33250310; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

2.         

Adams, Clarence

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926 at PA; hometown Erie, PA; graduated from Academy H.S.; enlisted 25 Sep. '44 at Erie, PA (3 mos. after graduation); SN 33713195; KIA when Japanese forces ambushed his patrol on 10 May '45 along the Villa Verde Trail, shortly after his 19th birthday; he had only been with the unit a couple weeks, having been assigned to a replacement depot during most of Apr.; he was the third brother from his family KIA during the war; family history states that a Soldier (Charles Crockett) from Erie who knew about Clarence's brothers and was assigned to the same battalion as Clarence, attempted to share that information with the Bn. Commander while Clarence was on patrol (in an attempt to have him reassigned); unfortunately Clarence was KIA by Japanese machine gun fire on that very patrol; Charles Adams was KIA 21 Jun. '44, shortly after he parachuted into Normandy with the 101ST Airborne Div. on D-Day; Donald Adams was KIA in France 10 Aug.; Clarence and his brothers were repatriated in '48, all three were re-interred at Erie Cemetery 13 Aug. '48

3.         

Adams, Eldon R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at OK; hometown Dallas Co., TX; entered service 5 Apr. '42 at Dallas, TX; SN 18080767; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jan-14

4.         

Adams, Howard

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Monroe Co., AR; SN 37067179; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; may have been killed during Japanese air raid; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jan-14

5.         

Adkins, Chester C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at KY; hometown Kewanee, IL; entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36230485; DNB 15 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jul-13

6.         

Agens, Bert H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at MI; son of Dean E. and Maud E. (Crain) Agens; hometown Benton Harbor, MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155812; MIA 7 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, MI; buddy of CPL Wilbur Ueck, who was also KIA;

7.         

Aggerholm, Grey R.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Polk Co., WI; entered service 12 Dec. '41 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36230389; KIA 31 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jul-13

8.         

Ahrens, Merle D.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1926 at MT; mother Ida Ahrens; hometown Whitefish, MT; entered service ca. 23 Oct. '43; SN 39620854; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jan-14

9.         

Akins, Carl A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at TN; entered service from Morgan Co., TN (hometown) but also had ties to Roane Co.; entered service 18 Nov. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34493945; KIA 29 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

10.      

Albert, Richard J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; hometown Port Huron, MI; SN 20632921; was PVT in Co. L, 125TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Port Huron, MI on 15 Oct. '40; MIA 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11.      

Alexander, Allen R.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at ID; hometown Spokane, WA; entered service 7 Jan. '42 at Seattle, WA; SN 19074319; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

12.      

Alexander, Ross J.

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915; son of Isaac A. and Mary M. (White) Alexander, 5828 William St., Omaha, NE (hometown); graduated U. of NE, Class of '37; married, father of 1; worked at Douglas Co. treasurer's office before he entered service ca. Nov. '40; SN O-355722; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; in service 4 1/2 years, overseas 8 mos.; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jan-14

13.      

All, Bernard R. (H.)

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 14 Apr. '20 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond All, 602 N. Center St., Appleton, WI (hometown); married; attended State Teacher's College at Platteville, WI, for a year before he entered active service; was CPL in Co. M, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Platteville, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20651034; KIA 11 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; interred at Resting Green Cemetery, Ironton, WI

14.      

Allegra, Joseph M.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Bayonne, NJ; graduated Bayonne H. S. in '35; SN 0-1327795; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15.      

Allen, Henry C.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 in Canada; son of Henry and Agnes Allen, 1625 21st Ave., Oakland, CA; hometown Alameda, CA; entered service 28 Mar. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39024683; commissioned at some point; new SN O-1299733; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jan-14

16.      

Allen, Walter L.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at TN; hometown King Co., WA; entered service 6 Aug. '43 at Portland, WA; SN 39337979; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 25 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jan-14

17.      

Alstot, Charles O.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 9 Apr. 22 (21) at CA; son of Orval C. and Emma A. Aistot, father preceded him in death; hometown Tustin or Orange, CA; attended Tustin H. S.; entered active service 3 Mar. '41 with Cal. Nat. Guard at Santa Ana, CA; SN 20912171; trained at Camp San Luis Obispo; transferred to Co. I, 128TH Inf., served as a scout; sailed for Australia with Div. 22 Apr. '42; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon; DOW 11 May '45; earned Purple Heart; other awards include Presidential Unit Citation; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Jan-14

18.      

Amati, Donato

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at NY; son of Joseph and Assunta (Assienta) Amati, Sullivan St., Manhattan, New York, NY (hometown); entered service 2 Oct. '42 at Ft. Jay, NY; SN 32518032; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 23 Jun. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Jan-14

19.      

Ambrose, Joseph

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1922 at IL; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ambrose, Wayland, MI (hometown); was PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20035334 or 20635334; DOW 29 Oct. '42; wounded in a Japanese strafing attack near Jaure, New Guinea while marching over Owen Stanley Mountains, DOW shortly after; 2 other men from Co. H killed in same attack, PVT Oliver V. Winscot and PVT Vernon A. C. Voss; interred at Manson Park, Ipswich, Australia, on 29 Aug. '45; later repatriated and interred at Elmwood Cemetery, Wayland, MI

30-Jun-13

20.      

Amis, James M.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at TX; hometown Lonoke Co., AR; entered service 9 Oct. '42 at Little Rock, AR; SN 38291834; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Jan-14

21.      

Amore, Elmer J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1 Oct. '18 at Centerville, MI; son of Tousant Amore and Mary P. Lacross; hometown Lake Leelanau, MI; entered service 29 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156174; was one of the men with Lt. Fred W. Matz who were cut-off behind enemy lines on 24 Dec. '42 near Buna; he was with the group that was ordered out when Lt. Matz volunteered to stay with the wounded man, CPL Bill Gleason; it took 2 days for him and the others to make it back to friendly lines; the other known men were SGT Walter Wachowiak, CPL Harold Dolson, PVT William Richman; KIA 29 Dec. '42; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22.      

Anderson, Marlyn B.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 8 Dec. '19; hometown Goshen County, WY; SN 37086983; MIA 28 Nov. '42, near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Valley View Cemetery, Torrington, WY; namesake of Marlyn B. Anderson Post No. 56 of American Legion at Veteran, WY

23.      

Anderson, Roger S.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at WI; hometown Menomonie, WI; entered service 9 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36206647; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Jan-14

24.      

Anderson, Sidney E. R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912; hometown Mountrail Co., ND; SN 37252837; KIA 29 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Fairview Cemetery, Stanley, ND

16-Jul-13

25.      

Andrews, Harland C.

Capt.

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 7 Jun. '07; son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde D. Andrews, 829 Dennis St., Adrian, MI; married; hometown Detroit, MI; SN 0-369941; served in 32D Div.; assigned to Div. Surgeon's Office, Mich. Nat. Guard, at Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. '40; Regimental Supply Officer for 126TH Inf. who was KIA (DNB) in a plane crash on 5 Nov. '42 near Natunga while attempting aerial re-supply of his 2D Bn. as it marched over the Owen Stanley Mountains on New Guinea; he and Col. Lawrence A. Quinn conceived the idea of dropping supplies from planes, Col. Quinn was KIA (DNB) in same crash; the plane was C-47 The Broadway Limited, Serial Number 41-38615; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, MI

26.      

Aney, Donald H.

SSG

32D Cav. Recon. Trp.

born 6 Feb. '22 at Monroe Co., WI; son of Claire and Lillien (Hughes) Aney, Sparta, WI (hometown); also had ties to Norwalk, WI; was PVT in HQ Co., 64TH Inf. Bde., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sparta, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20645380; married Joan (Joni) Thomlinson in Australia, father of 1, John (they visited Donald's parents' farm near Sparta in Oct. '47); transferred to 32D Recon. Trp. (32D Cav. Recon. Trp.); KIA 31 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Mar-14

27.      

Antle, Thomas H.

PFC

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1916 at MA; hometown Middlesex Co., MA; entered active service 16 Jan. '41 at Cambridge, MA with Mass. Nat. Guard; SN 20115442; WIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; DOW 7 Apr. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

28.      

Antos, Philip

Tec. 5

121ST FA Bn.

born 1917 at NY; hometown Kings Co., NY; entered service 21 Jan. '42 at Camp Upton, NY; SN 32194861; DNB 25 Aug. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29.      

Araldi, Richard J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36692302; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Jan-14

30.      

Arends, Gerald L.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at IA; hometown Adair Co., IA but also had ties to Guthrie Co.; entered service 18 Oct. '43 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37680288; KIA 24 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

31.      

Asher, John Ellis

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 24 Sep. '20 at MO; native of Elvins/Flat River, MO; son of Luther Asher, Elvins, MO; married Mamie Elders, father of 1 (Judy); entered service 19 Oct. '43 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37626780; overseas May '44; served with 128TH Inf. on New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon; WIA twice, his last wound required four months in hospital; KIA on Luzon 15 Aug. '45, the day the war ended; his awards include Purple Heart w/OLC, Philippine Liberation Medal w/gold star and 3 battle stars; CIB; father was also a veteran; interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bismarck, MO

32.      

Ashford, John Forrest

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 25 Sep. '17; hometown Georgetown County, SC; graduated Clemson College, Class of '41; member of Clemson's Corps of Cadets; SN O-414272; KIA 21 Mar. '45 on Luzon; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Elmwood Cemetery and Annex, Georgetown, SC; listed on Clemson University's "Scroll of Honor" for fallen alumni from all conflicts since WW1;

33.      

Atencio, Federico Z.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at CO; hometown Conejos, CO; entered service 24 Jul. '42 at Pueblo, CO; SN 37350982; KIA 10 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

34.      

Atwood, Milligan

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at KY; hometown Lincoln County, KY; entered service 7 Sep. '43 at Louisville, KY; SN 35709055; DOI 17 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

35.      

Avalos, Alfred 'Freddie'

PVT

120TH FA Bn.

born 26 Jun. '24; hometown in CA; served in 120TH FA Bn.; KIA 29 Jan. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; repatriated 8 Jul. '48; interred at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, CA

36.      

Ayres, Freeman Biery

SGT

126TH FA Bn., HQ Btry.

born 19 Jun. '19; son of Burton Elsworth Ayres and Ella Elma Biery; hometown Henry Co., IN; SN 35357170; served in HQ Btry., 126TH FA Bn.; KIA on Luzon 26 Apr. '45; interred at Miller Cemetery, Middletown, IN

37.      

Back, John H.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at Union City, NJ; son of Mr. and Mrs. John Back, 137 36th St., Union City, NJ (hometown); married Evelyn Back, 6307 Polk St., West New York, NJ; worked as welder at Federal Shipyards, Hoboken, NJ; entered service 9 Sep. '43 at Newark, NJ; SN 42013582; trained at Camp Blanding, FL; overseas Mar. '44; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother also served

12-Jan-14

38.      

Bacon, Harlan H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at MA; hometown Franklin County, MA; entered service 20 Apr. '44 at Attleboro, MA; SN 31347334; KIA 26 Oct. '45 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was KIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

39.      

Bailey, Cladie A.

LTC

126TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn.

born 26 Oct. '10; hometown Heltonville, IN; graduated Indiana University in 1932; was an officer in CCC; was coach of Heltonville H.S. basketball team when he entered service 19 Apr. '41; bestowed with DSC for his actions as a 1LT commanding Co. G, 126TH Inf. on 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; WIA 19 Dec. '42; promoted to CPT 31 Dec. '42; MAJ 15 Oct. '43; LTC 15 May '44; KIA 20 Apr. '45 while commanding 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf. on Luzon, Philippine Islands; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously; earned at least one Purple Heart; interred at Mundell Christian Church Cemetery, Pleasant Run Township, IN

40.      

Bainbridge, John E.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at PA; son of Ira D. and Martha Baingridge, 1913 S. 8th St., Sheboygan, WI (hometown); was PVT in Svc. Btry., 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sheboygan, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20651495; depicted in unit photograph of Svc. Btry. at Camp Beauregard, published in local paper 15 Mar. '41; transferred to 128TH Inf.; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

12-Jan-14

41.      

Baker, William F.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., 3D Bn.

born 1924; hometown Santa Barbara, CA; entered service 11 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39593037; served as medic; MIA ca. 20 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; he and another medic had gone to retrieve a wounded Soldier but were pinned down under heavy enemy mortar and artillery fire, the three Soldiers never made it back to Allied lines; initially listed as MIA, then as KIA a year later; ABMC states he died 21 Jul. 46, DPMO states he went MIA 21 Mar. '46 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death); awards include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal w/service star; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; awards were presented to his brother, who also served, ca. 19 May '10

18-May-13

42.      

Baldwin, Allan F.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 2 Aug. '21 at OR; son of Frank and Edit Baldwin; hometown King Co., WA; SN O-1330251; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA (KIA) 11 May '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

12-Jan-14

43.      

Barb, James Ernest

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1916 at NC; graduated Claremont H. S., Hickory, NC, ca. '33, played football; graduated NC State College in '37, degree in sanitary engineering, played football and baseball, member of ASCE, participated in ROTC; resided at 1715 8th St., Hickory, NC in '40; hometown Swain Co., NC; SN O-351494; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 29 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Jan-14

44.      

Barber, William R.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Clinton County, IA; SN 37111231; MIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

45.      

Barnes, Elmer E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1908 at NJ; hometown Burlington Co., NJ; entered service 7 May '42 at Ft. Dix, NJ; SN 32267100; DOW 24 Dec. '44; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

46.      

Barnes, Harry

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1904 at NY; hometown Queens, NY; entered service 8 Sep. '41 at San Francisco, CA; SN 6533256 (06533256); served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 29 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

47.      

Barnett, Norman L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Greene County, MO; SN 37180802; MIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

48.      

Barnette, John E.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 Jul. '24 at LA; son of Earl Scaife and Mary Watson Barnette; hometown Claiborne Parish, LA; entered service 21 Apr. '43 at Shreveport, LA; SN 38390838; DOW 9 Jul. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Arlington Cemetery, Homer, LA

16-Jul-13

49.      

Barnhart, John E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at PA; hometown Westmoreland Co., PA; entered service 21 Jul. '43 at Greensburg, PA; SN 33691532; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 8 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

50.      

Barron, Theodore William ‘Ted ‘Theo’

Chaplain (Capt.)

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 20 May '07 at OR; married Allene Casler on 12 Nov. '39, father of Roger Frank Barron; hometown Wenatchee, WA; SN O-311968; Chaplain of 1ST Med. Regt. at Ft. Ord, CA ca. Apr. '41; promoted to Capt. at Ft. George Wright/Geiger Airfield, where he was base chaplain, ca. 4 Nov. '41; had been there since 15 May and was leaving for transfer to 37TH Div. at Camp Shelby, MS, Chaplain of 112TH QM Regt. (at least thru 31 Dec. '41); assigned as Chaplain with 126TH Inf. at some point; aboard the C-47 Flying Dutchman when it crashed on Mount Obree in the Owen Stanley Mountains enroute from Port Morseby to Pongani (near Buna, New Guinea) on 10 Nov. '42; seriously injured in the crash; officially listed as DOI 29 Dec. '42 while awaiting rescue; interred at American War Cemetery, a.k.a. Manson Park, at Ipswich, Australia, on 29 Aug. '45; later repatriated and interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI; wife passed away 21 Sep. '09 at age 101 (son had died in car accident in '68)

51.      

Baser, Raymond Mancil

SGT

unknown

born 1924 at MO; hometown at Howell Co., MO; entered service 27 May '43 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 67615204; served with the 32D Div.; earned DSC for his actions 10 Dec. '44 on Leyte, bestowed posthumously; KIA on Luzon 3 Apr. '45; possibly had an 'Army Harbor Craft' or 'Harbor Ship' named after him

52.      

Bayerl, Joseph P.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 17 Mar. '19 at WI; son of John and Rosalia Bayerl, Milladore, WI (hometown); PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649268; home on leave for Thanksgiving in '41; MIA 7 Jul. '44; parents received telegram 19 Jul. '44; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 7 Jul. '44; KIA 10 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; parents received telegram 22 Jul. '44; also earned Purple Heart; repatriated ca. Jun. '48 and re-interred at Saint Kilian Cemetery, Blenker, WI

8-May-14

53.      

Baysinger, William Roy

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 May '21; son of Roy Arthur and Sarah M. Baysinger, Strawn, KS; hometown Lyon Co., KS; married, father of 1; entered service 24 Jul. '42; SN 37210379; overseas 26 months; WIA at New Guinea, hospitalized for 5 months; contracted malaria in Philippines, had returned to duty shortly before he was KIA 6 Mar. '45 at Santa Barbara, Luzon, Philippines (ABMC lists 11 Jul. as date of death); wife notified 16 Apr. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, KS

16-Jul-13

54.      

Beach, Donald S.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1921 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Beach; hometown Monroe, WI; was PVT in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Monroe, WI, on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650657; KIA while helping a wounded comrade at Buna, New Guinea 10 Dec. '42; first from Monroe KIA; 1 of 4 original members of Co. K killed at Buna; repatriated in '48; funeral service and re-interred in Monroe 9 Jul. '48; 6 members of Co. K were pallbearers

55.      

Bean, Claude B.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1908 at PA; hometown Montgomery Co., PA; married; entered service 10 Aug. '43 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 33794624; KIA 10 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jul-13

56.      

Bean, Elwin E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at OH; mother Ida Bean, Tecumsch Pike, Bethel, OH (hometown); 1 Apr. '43 at Ft. Hayes, OH; SN 35635586; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 25 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

57.      

Bear, Isaac F.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 19 Feb. '19; son of Mrs. Winnie Bear, Burlington, NC; hometown Jackson, MS; married; entered service Nov. '42; SN 34437883; trained at Camp Adair, OR and Camp Shelby, MS; overseas Nov. '44; earned Silver Star for his actions on 10 Mar. '45 along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon (likely the same action as PFC Guy H. Johnson); KIA 23 Apr. '45 on Luzon; interred at Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, NC

58.      

Beatey, James E.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OK; married; hometown Mineral Co., CO, some references state Blaine Co., OK; entered service 10 Jul. '44 at Oklahoma City, OK; SN 38569935; DNB 10 Oct. 45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

59.      

Beaulieu, Arthur

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NH; hometown Nashua, NH; entered service 2 Sep. '43 at Manchester, NH; SN 31374538; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; family notified ca. 22 Jan. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; his brother Alphonse also served and was reported KIA at about same time

17-Jul-13

60.      

Beaver, Chester Martin

Lt. Col.

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 26 Mar. '14 at Broken Bow, NE; hometown Yankton, SD; graduated U. of Nebr. in ‘36; served with Btry. E, 147TH FA, Nebr. Nat. Guard, and also had military training at the university; bestowed with DSC for his actions on 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, while a Maj. serving with HQ, 126TH Inf. (assigned to Div. HQ); assumed command of 1ST Bn., 126TH Inf. on 13 Dec. '42; was killed in a plane crash 31 Jul. '44, near Funafuti, Ellice Island, in the Pacific; interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI; also earned Silver Star for his actions 16 Nov. ‘42 at Cape Sudest, New Guinea; he is also cited in HQ, 32d Infantry Division, G.O. No. 53 (1943), which may mean an additional award; his father, Chester A. Beaver, was Capt. who organized Co. E, 6TH Neb. Inf., Neb. Nat. Guard, in ‘17, this unit became part of the 147TH FA, which was attached to 32D Div. during WWI

61.      

Beavis, Clifford G.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown McHenry Co., IL; SN 36696553; KIA 20 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jul-13

62.      

Befus, Jacob J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at CO; son of Alexander and Mary C. (Poffenroth) Befus; hometown Denver County, CO; entered service 20 Feb. '43 at Denver, CO; SN 37342534; KIA 1 Jun. '45 on Luzon; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; born 28 Feb. '21 at Longmont, CO

63.      

Behrendt, Jean F.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 5 Jul. '19; son of Elmer W. and Margaret (Branchford) Behrendt, Main St., Kimberly, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI in Sep. '40; was PVT in same unit on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646484; earned Silver Star for his actions 11 Jan. '43 near Tarakena; KIA 20 Jan. '43; parents were notified 3 Feb. '43; first Kimberly Soldier killed; interred at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Appleton, WI; brother also served

64.      

Bell, Marion F.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in LA or Escambia County, AL; SN O-392426; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

65.      

Benak, Frank V.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at IL; son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Benak, Scottville, MI (hometown); entered service 8 May '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156562; joined Div. at Camp Livingston ca. Jul. '41; assigned to 128TH Inf.; home on leave ca. 23 Oct. '41; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, parents were notified ca. 6 Jan. '43; FOD 13 Dec. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

66.      

Bender, Herman

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

hometown Fond du Lac, WI; was PVT in Co. M, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Fond du Lac, WI, on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC for his actions 31 Dec. '42 at Buna, New Guinea, bestowed posthumously

67.      

Benge, Lass C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NC; son of John H. and Millie Benge; hometown Jobs Cabin, NC; entered service 31 Aug. '42 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34038745; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

68.      

Benson, Jack E.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1909 at ND; hometown Madison, WI (NARA states Outagamie Co.); married, wife resided at Appleton, WI; was PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (Appleton in WWII states he was member of Co. D, 127TH Inf.); SN 20650028; KIA 12 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines (ABMC states 12 Oct. '45); earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

69.      

Benson, Marjace A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926 at MN; hometown St. Francis, MN, also had ties to Sherburne Co., MN; entered service 14 Oct. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37776411; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

70.      

Bernard, George E.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

1922 at MO; hometown Boone Co., MO; entered service 16 Oct. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37391966; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jan-14

71.      

Bezy, Joseph F.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at IN; son of John Louis and Daisy May (Rankin) Bezy; hometown Floyd County, IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251569; KIA 1 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

72.      

Bielsky, Raymond Joseph

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at IL; hometown Macomb County, MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112442; KIA 8 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; born 13 Aug. '13 at Chicago, IL

73.      

Biery, William R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at IA; father and siblings lived at Ida Grove, IA (mother preceded him in death); hometown Scott Co., IA; married, father of 1; entered service 14 Apr. '44 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37695265; KIA 5 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; wife notified ca. 30 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 3 brothers and 1 sister also served

17-Jul-13

74.      

Biltz, John A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926 at MI; hometown Cuyahoga County, OH; entered service 17 Oct. '44 at Camp Atterbury, IN; SN 15400949; KIA 18 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; Manila American Cemetery

75.      

Bingham, Harold M.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at CO; son of George and Hazel (Salisbury) Bingham, Laird, CO (hometown); may have also had ties to Multnomah Co., OR; married, father of 1; entered service 28 Aug. '42 at Portland, OR; SN 39316117; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 6 Apr. '45, presumed KIA (ABMC states 6 Oct. '45); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jan-14

76.      

Binns, Jack M.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1917 at MI; hometown Kalamazoo, MI; Kalamazoo Central H.S.; was PVT in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634431; earned DSC for his actions 26 Nov. near Cape Endaiadere to 11 Dec. '42 when he was KIA in the vicinity of "Huggins' Roadblock" near Sanananda, New Guinea, bestowed posthumously; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also earned Purple Heart

77.      

Birckelbaw, Deane O.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 29 Jul. '19; son of Deane C. and Matilda I. (Opperman) Birckelbaw; hometown Danvers, IL; SN 36230356; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, IL

78.      

Bisek, Louis P.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at WI; hometown Trempealeau County, WI; entered service 11 Sep. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36219181; KIA 26 Oct. '45 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was KIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

79.      

Bitnoff, John

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923; hometown San Francisco, CA; entered service 13 Apr. '43 at Sacramento, CA; SN 39414360; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 10 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jan-14

80.      

Bittner, Earl Joseph 'Bud'

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 May '19 at Painesville, OH (hometown); son of Ulysses Earl and Catherine C. (Miltner) Bittner; attended Harvey H. S.; married, father of 1; worked at Diamond Alkalai; entered service 10 Jul. '44 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35929569; trained at Camp Fannin, TX; sent overseas in Dec. '44 from Ft. Ord, CA; MIA 17 Mar. '45 (ABMC lists date of death as 17 Jul.) on Luzon, Philippines, presumed KIA; wife notified 15 Apr. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Painesville, OH

17-Jul-13

81.      

Black, Harry A.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at CA; son of Raymond A. and Ida B. Black, St. Hwy. 99, Yreka, CA (hometown); entered service 6 Apr. '43 at Sacramento, CA; SN 39413847; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jan-14

82.      

Blackmon, Jess C.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at OK; hometown Okmulgee County, OK; entered service 10 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38063039; MIA, later FOD (hometown monument lists '44, ABMC lists 16 Apr. '46, DPMO lists 16 Feb. '46); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at West Lawn Cemetery, Henryetta, OK

83.      

Blackwell, Glenn A.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Craighead County, AR; SN 18135803; MIA (DPMO lists 30 Apr. '45, ABMC lists 30 Oct. '45); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

84.      

Blahovec, Emil J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Wayne County, MI; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111612; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, later FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

85.      

Bland, Norman J.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kalamazoo County, MI; married; SN 20634432; was PVT in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 1 Dec. '42; KIA 2 Dec. '42

86.      

Blank, Ralph C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1920 at WI; hometown Oconto, WI; was PFC in Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646261; KIA 26 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jul-13

87.      

Bleasdell, Floyd I., Jr.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at IA; son of Floyd Ira and Jutta Betta (Justi) Bleasdell, Whitmore Lake, MI (hometown); entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112465; 18-day furlough from Camp Livingston ca. 12 Nov. '41; KIA 2 Mar. '45 (2 Jul. '45) on Luzon; earned Silver Star an Purple Heart w/2 OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery; both of his brothers were also KIA, Kenneth on Omaha Beach and Leroy in sinking of submarine Swordfish

11-May-13

88.      

Blease, Raymond

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1914 at IL; hometown Grand Haven, MI; was PFC in Co. F, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Haven, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634977; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Soputa, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

89.      

Blechinger, Francis J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1920 at NY; entered service 17 Jul. '42 at Buffalo, NY; SN 12099535; served with Co. E, 126TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. '44 by grenade during fire fight on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

1-May-14

90.      

Blevins, George H.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at KY; hometown Franklin Co., KY; entered service 13 Apr. '43 at Louisville, KY; SN 35701681; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 13 Oct. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jan-14

91.      

Blucker, Carl F., Jr.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1905 at MI; son of Carl and Ellen Blucker, Ludington, MI (hometown); entered service 8 May '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156545; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

92.      

Bock, Willard

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 17 Mar. '14 at Madison Co., IL; son of Henry and Emma Katherine Bock, Alton, IL (hometown); attended school at Godfrey and Alton; worked at Hyndman Ice & Fuel in Alton; married, wife lived in Godfrey, IL after he deployed; entered service 10 Sep. '43; SN 36686073; trained at Camp Blanding, FL; home for Thanksgiving ca. 23 Nov. '43; sent to New Guinea 4 Mar. '44; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA 21 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; DOW 6 Dec. '44 at age 30; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

93.      

Boe, Donald O.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at OR; son of Martin and Alma Boe, Parkdale, OR; hometown Multnomah Co., OR; married; post-graduate education; entered service 13 Apr. '43 at Portland, OR; SN 39331123; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 27 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

94.      

Boice, William Francis

Capt.

126TH Inf. Regt., 2D Bn.

born 1904; mother Mrs. Anna Boice Ladd; hometown Swayzee, IN; graduated from DePauw U. and commissioned from ROTC in '26; teacher at Deedsville, IN and basketball coach at Ervin Township School (Howard Co.) '34-'41; married, father of (at least) 1; SN O-226890; S-2 of 126TH Inf.; led small, advance reconnaissance patrol of Kapa Kapa Trail over Owen Stanleys; assumed cmd. of 2D Bn., 126TH Inf. after Maj. Herbert M. Smith was WIA 7 Dec. '42; KIA on 19 Dec. '42 (mortally wounded by mortar fire at 0945 hours) while leading his Bn. in attack near Buna, New Guinea; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 19 Dec. '42;  also earned Purple Heart; succeeded by Capt. John J. Sullivan as cdr. of 2D Bn., 126TH Inf.; his DSC was presented to his wife 1 Aug. '43, pinned on his 5-year old son; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Converse Cemetery, Mier, IN

95.      

Bolz, Henry H.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1915; hometown Lodgepole, NE; SN 37139262; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

96.      

Bommer, William P.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; married; entered service 28 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI: SN 36113104; KIA 26 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jul-13

97.      

Boness, Erwin A.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 10 Jan. '20 at Butternut, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boness, 549 Chestnut St., Neenah, WI (hometown); attended Neenah H.S.; worked at Nash Grocery; SN 20647498; enlisted in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neenah, WI ca. '37; was PFC in Co. I on 15 Oct. '40; MIA 22 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; declared KIA 8 Jan. '43; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 22 Dec. '42 near Buna; medal presented to his parents at the Twin Cities' joint Memorial Day service 30 May '43 at Oak Hill Cemetery; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; at least 2 of his 4 brothers also served

15-Feb-13

98.      

Bonnau, Charles W.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

son of Charles Bonnau, Kawkawlin, MI (hometown); SN 36509640; DOW 4 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

99.      

Bono, Arthur

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at PA; hometown Montgomery Co., PA; entered service 26 Nov. '41 at Ft. George G. Meade, MD; SN 33106392; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

100.   

Book, Melvin W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925; hometown Santa Clara, CA; entered service 11 Sep. '43 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39139939; KIA 14 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

101.   

Boor, John

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at Czechoslovakia; hometown Cook Co., IL; entered service 4 Dec. '41 at Camp Grant, IL; SN 36307689; KIA 23 Nov. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery;

102.   

Bores, George S.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1911 at WI; son of Gustav and Bertha Bores, Marshfield, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649289; KIA 19 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; family received telegram 16 Dec. '42; first Marshfield Soldier killed in the war; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

103.   

Borgman, Marvin E.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 Jul. '18 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Borgman; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; SN 20633899; was PVT in Med. Det., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; earned Silver Star for his actions 29 Oct. '42 near Tupuseli (Tupeseli), New Guinea (his rank was Tec. 3 at that time); KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also earned 2 Purple Hearts;

104.   

Boroff, Russell E.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; son of Olaner C. and Pearl E. Boroff; hometown Ionia, MI; NARA lists him from Hancock County, IL; was PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635342; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Mount Hope Cemetery, Mecosta, MI

105.   

Borunda, Salvador C.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at TX; mother Elana Borunda, Los Angeles, CA (hometown); entered service 20 Jan. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39017357; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

106.   

Bottcher, Hermann Johann Friedrich

CPT

32D Cav. Recon. Trp.

born 13 Jul. 1909 in Germany; orphaned at an early age, he emigrated to U.S. (via Australia) where he lived with an aunt in San Francisco, CA (hometown); volunteered to serve with Abraham Lincoln Brigade during Spanish Civil War; WIA several times and highly decorated for his combat exploits in Spain; initially denied his bid for U.S. citizenship as a result of his service in Spain; enlisted in U.S. Army after Pearl Harbor as a German citizen; SN 0-888451; assigned to 32D Div.; bestowed with his 1st DSC first for his establishment of "Bottcher's Corner" during Battle for Buna; though WIA 7 Dec. '42, he refused evacuation; received battlefield commission to CPT from Gen. Eichelberger; WIA 19 Dec. '42; bestowed OLC to DSC for actions 20 Dec. '42; WIA 20 Dec. '42; later assigned commander of Co. A, 126TH Inf.; later commander of 32D Recon. Troop; KIA 31 Dec. '44 during the last days of the Leyte campaign; his other awards include Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart w/3 OLCs, CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery; he was greatly respected and fondly remembered by everyone who served with him

107.   

Bowen, Richard L.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1920 at WI; son of Denzil Leon and Estella Mae (Hayter) Bowen; hometown Rock Co., WI; was PFC in Co. L, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Beloit, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650836; DOW 2 Apr. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

108.   

Boyce, James F.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Los Angeles, CA; SN O-2034495; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 6 Dec. '44; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

109.   

Boyle, Charles

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at PA; hometown Philadelphia Co., PA; entered service 10 Jun. '42 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 13080625; DOW 14 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jul-13

110.   

Boyne, Vern A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; hometown Macomb Co., MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112440; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

111.   

Boynton, William H., Jr.

Sgt.

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 12 Jan. '18 at East Swanzey, NH; son of William H. and Vera M. Boynton, Groton, MA (hometown); graduated Groton H. S. in '34; attended U. S. Diesel engine school at Boston; later employed at Groton Leather Board Co.; entered service 28 Feb. '41 at Worcester, MA; SN 31005383; assigned to 114TH Engr. at Camp Edwards, MA; contracted malaria at Buna and evacuated to Australia; WIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; DOW 6 Apr. '44; 1st Soldier from Groton killed in the war and 1st to be repatriated; repatriated and re-interred at Groton Cemetery 2 Jul. '48; brother David also served; his brother-in-law, Lt. Charles R. Gordon, was KIA 16 Sep. '44 in Germany

8-Nov-14

112.   

Bracey, James A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 19 Jul. '19 at TX; son of James Henry and Goldie Lee (McGraw) Bracey; hometown Archer City, TX; entered service 9 Jan. '42 at Camp Wolters, TX; SN 38080216; one of several men from Archer County, TX, that served with the 32D Div.; assigned to 128TH Inf., served with Don Ray Ballowe so he may have been with Co. F; KIA 24 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Archer City Cemetery, Archer City, TX

113.   

Bralick, George A.

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1917 at Waukesha, WI; hometown Wales, or Town of Genesee, WI; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647103; commissioned at some point; new SN O-888258; 2LT with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; repatriated ca. 1 Apr. '49 aboard U.S. Army Transport Jack J. Pendleton; re-interred at Saint Paul Catholic Cemetery, Genesee Depot, WI

15-Dec-13

114.   

Brandt, John P.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown St. Louis, MO; SN 0-1327808; DOW 14 Oct. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery;

115.   

Brasch, Clarence C.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., 2D Bn., HQ Co.

born 1914 at WI; hometown Fond du Lac Co., WI; was PVT in HQ & HQ Det., 2D Bn., 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Ripon, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646618; DNB 28 Apr. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

116.   

Bratz, William J.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1919 at WI; son of Fred and Marie Bratz, Cato, WI (hometown); entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208303; served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; MIA 17 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

117.   

Brecheen, Milton L.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 Dec. '19 at Baywood, LA; son of Cary M. and Sally S. Brecheen, Denham Springs, LA; father was WWI veteran; graduated Pine Grove H. S.; worked for Santa Maria Dairy in Baton Rouge (hometown); married, father of 1; entered service 1 Aug. '43; SN 38497542; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; assigned to 128TH Inf.; MIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jan-14

118.   

Brennan, Thomas

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at MT; hometown Kingston, WA; worked at service station in Kingston; entered service 14 Apr. '43 at Spokane, WA; SN 39464446; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines at age 20; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Lt. John Brennan, a pilot KIA 25 Feb. '44 in the Mediterranean

16-Jan-14

119.   

Brenton, Opher L.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1908 at OK; son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Brenton, Mooreland, OK; hometown Woodward Co., OK; married; entered service 31 Dec. '42 at Ft. Crook, NE; SN 17038299; KIA 11 Dec. '42 near Buna; previously reported MIA; NARA states FOD; parents notified ca. 3 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery;

120.   

Brewer, James W.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 28 Oct. '18 at Appleton, WI (hometown); son of Franklin M. and Elizabeth Mary (Milheiser) Brewer, both preceded him in death; was automobile salesman at Gibson Co. on College Ave. in Appleton; was PVT in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646490; KIA 21 Jan. '43 near Sanananda, New Guinea; sisters were notified ca. 16 Feb. '43, they had last heard from him 3 Jan.; Purple Heart presented to sisters ca. 5 Apr. '43; brother also served; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, WI

121.   

Brewer, John N.

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

son of Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Brewer, 3760 Mound View Ave., North Hollywood, CA; graduated Montebello (CA) H. S.; hometown Studio City, CA; worked as film projectionist; SN O-1312509; battalion communications officer; KIA 29 Jul. '44 by MG fire near Aitape, New Guinea; initially reported MIA; parents notified ca. 8 Oct. '44; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; "through his action a small group of Yanks was rescued from an overwhelming Jap attack"; parents presented Silver Star in a ceremony on 10 Apr. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

122.   

Brimm, Toy L.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at OK; hometown Tulsa Co., OK; NARA lists hometown as Twin Falls County, ID; entered service 15 Apr. '43 at Boise, ID; SN 39912965; KIA 11 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

123.   

Brinks, Willard H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Mar. '18 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Brinks; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155363; MIA 22 Nov. '42 near Buna; presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

124.   

Broner, Willard Ivan

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 13 Jul. '13 at Fruitland Township, MI; son of Chester A. and Orea E. (True) Broner; hometown Muskegon, MI; was PVT in Co. G, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Muskegon, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635169; marched over Owen Stanleys; KIA 7 Dec. '42 near Buna; his brother SSG James K. Broner was seriously WIA during the same battle; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; three other brothers also served

125.   

Bronsema, Roelof 'Ralph'

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 Jan. '12 at Netherlands; son of Willem 'William' and Johanna (Folkersma) Bronsema; hometown Cutlerville, MI; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155095; KIA 15 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; 2 NARA listings, 1 says he was from Kent Co. and was KIA, other says he was from Chippewa Co. and DOW; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

126.   

Brosious, Donald Marvin

PFC

unknown

born 7 Mar. '22 at Parnell, MO; son of Harry and Myrtle Brosious, Guilford, MO (hometown); worked in trucking business; entered service 19 Oct. '42; SN 37229001; trained at Camp Wolters, TX, then Camp Stoneman, CA; overseas Feb. '43; served with 32D Div.; DOW (KIA) 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; repatriated and reinterred at Parnell Cemetery, Parnell, MO on 21 Sep. '48; one of his brothers was also in the service and was member of the military escort that brought him home

3-Jan-13

127.   

Brotherston, Robert H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Hillsdale, MI; entered service 28 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156034; KIA 3 May '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

128.   

Brown, Allie C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MS; hometown Lee Co., MS; entered service 20 Aug. '42 at Camp Shelby, MS; SN 34349076; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 17 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jan-14

129.   

Brown, Alman D.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 1921 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PVT in Co. M, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20636053; KIA 20 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

130.   

Brown, Don

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1922 at MI; hometown Muskegon, MI; was PVT in Co. G, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Muskegon, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635165; marched over Owen Stanleys; DNB 25 Jul. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery; ABMC lists unit as 127TH Inf.

18-Jul-13

131.   

Brown, Eddie

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Duval Co., FL; entered service 22 Oct. '43 at Camp Blanding, FL; SN 34794778; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 14 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jan-14

132.   

Brown, James H.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Hempstead Co., AR; SN 37102988; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 16 Nov. '42, likely near Cape Sudest, New Guinea; FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

133.   

Brown, Orville

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Jefferson Co., MO; SN 37082515; KIA 11 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jul-13

134.   

Brown, Patrick M.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at PA; son of Edward A. and Regina (McNally) Brown, Lilly, PA (hometown); student at Lilly H. S. and employed by Penn. R. R. when he entered service; entered service 13 Sep. '43 at Altoona, PA; SN 33764977; trained at Camp Blanding, FL; KIA 8 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; both of his brothers also served

135.   

Brown, Roy, Jr.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1920 at IA; hometown Scott Co., IA; entered service 20 Dec. '41 at Ft. Des Moines, IA; SN 17033295; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lowman Cemetery, Runnells, IA

136.   

Brown, Wendell W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IN; son of Earl and Verna Brown, N. Adams St., Montpelier, IN (hometown); entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251505; MIA 19 Dec. '42, presumed KIA; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; first Montpelier Soldier killed in the war; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Woodlawn Cemetery, Montpelier, IN

137.   

Brownlee, Donald R.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne County, MI; SN 36509065; KIA 18 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

138.   

Brun, Omer C.

PFC

129TH FA Bn.

born 1908 at IL; hometown Randle, WA; entered service 26 Feb. '42 at Seattle, WA; SN 19075355; served with 129TH FA Bn.; KIA 21 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jun-14

139.   

Bruursema, George

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1921 at MI; resided at 36 E. 16th St., Holland, MI (hometown); was PFC in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634588; MIA 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

140.   

Buchanan, Lorenz G.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1914 at Strongs Prairie, WI; son of Tim and Rosa Buchanan, Strongs Prairie, WI; he moved to Wykoff, MN ca. '32, later to Fountain, MN (hometown); married, father of 1; entered service 22 Oct. '42; SN 37437263; trained at Camp Dodge, IA then Camp Roberts, CA; served with 128TH Inf.; fought at New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon; KIA 7 Apr. '45 along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines at age 31; ABMC lists date of death as 7 Oct.; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

141.   

Buck, Robert L.

CPL

107TH Med. Bn., Co. D

born 1921 at MI; hometown Monroe Co., MI; was PVT in Co. D, 107TH Med. Regt. at Monroe, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20639131; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

142.   

Buckhannon, Jess C., Jr.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Macomb Co., MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112411; MIA 27 Nov. '44 on Leyte, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

143.   

Buckley, Harold W.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 18 Oct. '10 at Madison, WI (hometown); son of Ole Buckley and Tillie Ziezch; was PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40; died of natural causes (DNB) at Camp Livingston 4 Dec. '40; mother received message from 1LT Harold A. Spraetz and Soldiers of Co. G on Mother's Day, 11 May '43; 1st Soldier from Div. to die since mobilization

144.   

Buckowing, Robert S.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1917 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155225; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 8 Dec. '42 near Buna; was member of patrol with SSG Elmer R. Buchanan 8 (16) Dec. '42 at "New Strip" near Buna; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

145.   

Buls, Sherlock F.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 10 Apr. '16 at Humboldt, SD; son of Ernest F. and Emma I. (Hoefert) Buls; hometown Minnehaha Co., SD; married, father of two; entered service 30 Jan. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN (other sources state 27 Mar. '44); SN 37590879; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; served in 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Apr. '45 (his 29th birthday) on Luzon during the Battle for Hill 506 along the Villa Verde Trail; initially interred at Santa Barbara on Luzon; re-interred at Manila American Cemetery; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; also memorialized at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Humboldt, SD; ABMC lists date of death as 10 Oct. '45

146.   

Bunda, Milo John

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at WI; hometown Kewaunee, WI; entered service 21 Mar. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204946; KIA on 26 Jul. '44 on New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

147.   

Burnett, Louis, Jr.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 1920 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was SGT in Co. M, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20636054; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lisbon Cemetery, Sparta, MI (monument lists him as Louis J. Burnett); namesake of Lekstrum-Burnett Post No. 107 of American Legion in Sparta, MI

148.   

Burns, Francis E.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 4 Apr. '20 at OK; father Claud Burns, McAlester, OK; hometown Indianola, OK; entered service 11 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38063160; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

149.   

Burns, James P.

LTC

128TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn.

son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burns; hometown Clarke Co., VA; married, father of 1; SN O-265547; overseas May '43 as MAJ with 1ST Cav. Div.; promoted LTC Dec. '44 and took command of 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 May '45, at age 37, along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines; awards include DSC w/OLC, posthumous (Luzon 19 & 24 May '45), Silver Star, Bronze Star (Luzon), Purple Heart w/2 OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

150.   

Burns, Thomas A.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Bergen Co., NJ; SN O-1284465; KIA 28 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

151.   

Burr, Elmer J.

1SG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 11 May '08 at Neenah, WI; graduated Menasha H.S. '26; married, father of 2; hometown Menasha, WI; entered service at Menasha, WI; was 1SG in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647479; served with 32D Div. for 12 years before it mobilized 15 Oct. '40; discharged in '41 for being over the age limit of 28, but rejoined his unit after the attack on Pearl Harbor; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; WIA during the incident, he was immediately evacuated to a portable hospital but died the next day; wife notified of death 21 Jan. '43; the Medal was presented to his wife during a simple ceremony at the St. Patrick's School auditorium in Menasha on 11 Nov. '43 (newspaper article suggested the family was going to travel to Washington, D.C. to receive the Medal from President Roosevelt at the White House on 6 Oct.); wife received posthumous Purple Heart 18 Mar. '43; the SS Elmer J. Burr, built by Walter Butler Shipbuilding Co. in Duluth, MN, was to be launched on 12 or 16 Jun. '44 (Mrs. Lucille Burr was invited to attend); interred at Oak Hill Cemetery in Neenah, also memorialized at Isle of Valor in Menasha’s Smith Park; some discrepancy regarding date of death 24, 25, or 26 Dec.

152.   

Burris, John W.

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Hood River Co., OR; SN O-1301757; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

153.   

Burrows, James V.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1921 at MI; hometown Courtland Township, MI; mother, Annie Ferguson Rt. 1, Cassopolis, MI; joined the Mich. Nat. Guard in Grand Rapids about '38 or '39; was PVT in Co. L, 126TH Inf. at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635901; earned Silver Star for his actions 30 Nov. '42 near Soputa; MIA 2 Dec. '42; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery with date of loss as 2 Dec. '42

154.   

Burt, Victor A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Alcona Co., MI; SN 36163705; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 31 Dec. '42 at Buna, New Guinea; KIA 31 Dec. '42; ABMC lists date of death as 1 Jan. '43; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Mar-13

155.   

Busche, Frank J., Jr.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 7 Mar. '18 at Meyer, IA; family moved to Marshfield, WI (hometown) in '22; worked at Roddis Lumber and Veneer Co. and A. H. Weinbrenner Co. in Marshfield; married at Alexandria, LA 17 Dec. 41; was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (had joined about 2 weeks earlier); SN 20649204; KIA 27 Dec. '42 (29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 24

156.   

Bush, Adrian

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1918 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; was CPL in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635697; MIA 30 Nov. '42 near Buna (one reference states 7 Dec.); presumed KIA, NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

157.   

Buskard, Millard V.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1921 at MI; enlistment record states he resided at Waukesha County, WI when he entered active service; other references list hometown as Hersey, MI; was PVT in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634811; KIA 13 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

158.   

Byron, Arthur S.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NH; hometown Essex, MA; married; entered service 27 Aug. '42 at Ft. Devens, MA; SN 31083057; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines

 

Soldiers with no date in the ‘Added’ column were added to this roster between 11 Feb. and 3 Apr. ’13.

 

 

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