The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames C and D

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

167.   

Cable, Gerald O.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt., Svc. Co.

born ‘17 at MI; hometown Calhoun County, MI; entered service 17 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155197; MIA (presumed KIA) when the Liberty Ship, William Dawes, was sunk by Japanese submarine off the east coast of Australia on 22 Jul. ‘42; first 32D Div. soldier killed by enemy action in WWII; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously; also earned Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

168.   

Cagle, Connie

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1919 at TN; hometown Kent County, MI; was PVT in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard,  at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635734; MIA 22 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

169.   

Caldwell, William T.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at KY; hometown Marion Co., KY; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250055; KIA 28 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

170.   

Camarena, Manuel A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; hometown Maricopa County, AZ; entered service 4 Apr. '42; SN 38003800; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

171.   

Campbell, Elmer S.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Crow Wing Co., MN; entered service from MN; SN 37161994; KIA 30 Apr. 1945 on Luzon, Philippines; earned 2 Purple Hearts; interred at Manila American Cemetery

172.   

Canney, Leo L.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 4 Sep. '14 at MA; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Canney, Woburn, MA (hometown); attended Woburn schools; attended Indiana University; well known baseball player in H. S. and other leagues; entered service 20 Jun. '42 at Boston, MA; SN 31135307; KIA 7 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery;

19-Jul-13

173.   

Cardenas, Ruben

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at TX; hometown Bexar Co., TX; entered service 16 Jan. '42 at San Antonio, TX; SN 18102076; KIA 3 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

174.   

Carletti, Marcello

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36687754; MIA 28 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

175.   

Carlsen, Clarence H.

Tec. 5

732D Ord. (LM) Co.

born ca. 1921; son of Harkon and Edith Carlsen, Duluth, MN (hometown); SN 37313781; served with 732D Ord. Co.; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jun-14

176.   

Carlson, Harold Henning

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 31 Jan. '19 at Vermillion, SD; son of Gust and Ethel E. Carlson, Emmetsburg, IA (hometown); farmed with his father and brother until he entered service on 3 Jan. '42; SN 37111340; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; went to Australia with 126TH Inf. in May '42; MIA 1 Dec. '42, presumed KIA; parents notified 25 Jan. '43; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg, IA

14-May-13

177.   

Carlson, James A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923; hometown Kane, PA; entered service 19 Mar. '43 at Erie, PA; SN 33435361; KIA 8 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

178.   

Carney, Gordon L.

1st Lt.

126TH FA Bn.

born 25 Sep. ‘20 at OR; son of Byron Gordon and Lottie Eva (Hutchinson) Carney, Milwaukie, OR (hometown); attended Milwaukie H. S., played baseball; married Maxine C.; enlisted in Oreg. Nat. Guard; SN 20938064; Pvt. in FA when mobilized 16 Sep. ‘40; commissioned at some point; SN 02035294; served with 126TH FA Bn. or 126TH Inf. (newspaper article states the former, headstone states the latter); KIA 10 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines at age 24; repatriated and re-interred at Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, OR on 11 May ‘49

8-Apr-17

179.   

Carpenter, Harold F.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at IA; hometown Webster Springs, WY; some references list him from Mahaska Co., IA; married; entered service 27 Jul. '44 at Denver, CO; SN 37710579; KIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

180.   

Carpenter, Jim C.

PFC

114TH Engr. Bn.

hometown Bexar Co., TX; SN 38253203; DNB 1 Feb. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

181.   

Carpinelli, Ralph

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1906 at Italy or San Marino; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111734; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

182.   

Carrillo, Henry R.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TX; hometown Los Angeles Co., CA; entered service 23 Jul. '42 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39249791 or 30249791; KIA 17 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

183.   

Cavanaugh, Paul J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Calhoun Co., IA; SN 37111184; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

14-May-13

184.   

Celaya, Bennie T.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at CA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 22 Jul. '42 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39528208; KIA 18 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

185.   

Chamberlain, John R.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MI; hometown Midland Co., MI; entered service 10 Dec. '41 at Camp Custer, MI; SN 36163968; KIA 20 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

186.   

Chambers, Harold H. 'Buck'

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 30 Oct. '20 in West Pittsburgh, PA; hometown New Castle, PA; well-known local amateur boxer in New Castle area before he entered service; entered service 15 Aug. '42 at Erie, PA; SN 33295186; fought at Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Leyte and Luzon; promoted from PFC to SSG at Morotai in Sep.'44; at Leyte he was promoted to tech. sergt.; battlefield commission to 2LT; new SN O-1690723; KIA 7 Apr. '45 on Luzon; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

187.   

Chandler, Harold Bradford, Jr.

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 16 Jul. '15; hometown Augusta, GA; NARA lists him from Roanoke County, VA; attended Junior College of Augusta, GA ca. '35; graduated The Citadel (Military College of SC), Class of '39; SN O-379713; marched over Owen Stanleys, he led 40-man rifle platoon as part of CPT Medendorp's advance guard; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Westover Cemetery, Richmond Co., GA

15-May-13

188.   

Chavez, Agapito

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Guadalupe Co., NM; SN 38352730; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 25 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jan-14

189.   

Chavez, Faustino

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at CA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 23 Jan. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39556045; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jan-14

190.   

Chavez, Fernando

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown possibly Alamogordo, NM or Burbank, CA; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 11 May '45

4-Feb-17

191.   

Cherney, Carl J.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 14 Jul. '15 at WI; hometown Marshfield, WI; married, father of one; enlisted in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat, Guard at Marshfield, WI in '36; CPL in same unit on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649177; assumed command of his company on 21 Nov. after 1SG Reuben J. Steger was KIA, the 1SG had assumed command earlier that day after officers became casualties; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 27; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 20-21 Nov. '42 near Buna; brother PFC James Cherney also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also earned Purple Heart; also memorialized at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI (monument lists date of death as 20 Nov.)

192.   

Cherry, Robert S.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NY; hometown Albany Co., NY; entered service 10 Oct. '42 at Albany, NY; SN 32576436; DOW 11 Dec. 44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

193.   

Chevina, Pedro M.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TX; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 5 Feb. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39018507; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jan-14

194.   

Chipman, Alfred F. (Frances A.)

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1915 at MI; hometown Ionia, MI; was PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635345; KIA 4 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

195.   

Cichonski, Andrew

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Sheridan Co., WY; SN 37453902; KIA 16 Apr. '45 on Luzon; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

196.   

Clapp, Kenneth B.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 10 Jun. ‘22; hometown Adrian, MI; SN 20634245; was Pvt. in Co. B, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Adrian, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 8 Dec. ‘42 near Buna; was member of patrol with S. Sgt. Elmer R. Buchanan 8 (16) Dec. ‘42 at “New Strip” near Buna; PC lists him from MS; KIA 8 Dec. ‘42; interred at Milton Township Cemetery, Custar, OH

197.   

Clapper, William K.

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1910 at KS; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Clapper, CO, formerly of Evertt, PA; hometown Rio Blanco Co., CO; married; entered service 22 Mar. '42 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38104434; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 15 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jan-14

198.   

Clare, Roland W.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1904 at NC; mother, Mrs. Rose B. Clare; hometown Goodview, VA; entered active service as a SGT on 25 Sep. ‘40 (it seems likely that he reenlisted from Regular Army on that date); SN 6752668 or 06752668; DOW 29 Mar. ‘45; had 22 years of military service; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

199.   

Clark, Claude Ellis, Jr.

Capt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 25 Aug. ‘16; son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ellis Clark, Sr., mother may have been Emily (Goetz) Clark; family resided at Danville, VA but moved to Raleigh, NC (hometown) at some point; attended George Washington H. S. at Danville, VA, played football; graduated Virginia Presbyterian School, Danville, VA, on 5 Jun. ‘34 (Danville Military Institute founded in ‘20, military training dropped and name changed in ‘33, military training and original name returned in ‘37); attended NC State College of Agriculture and Engineering ca. ‘36-‘38; married Jeanette Rankin Bagwell at Raleigh, NC on 9 Nov. ‘40; entered service at VA ca. ‘41; SN O-366033; served with 128TH Inf.; earned DSC for his actions 19-21 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; severely WIA 22 Nov. ‘42; awarded DSC on 29 May ‘43 by Lieut. Gen. Walter Krueger; promoted to Capt.; KIA 24 Nov. (23 Nov.) ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines; interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC

23-Feb-17

200.   

Clark, Gerald W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at OR; hometown Wheeler Co., OR; entered service 20 May ‘43 at Portland, OR; SN 39332549; DNB 13 Mar. ‘44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

201.   

Clarke, Bernard F. ‘Bud’ (Clark)

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Jan. ‘17 at MI; son of Mrs. Theresa F. Clarke, 617 State street, St. Joseph, MI (hometown), and Frank Clarke of Miami, FL; graduated St. Joseph Catholic H. S.; worked as arc welder at the Clark Equipment Co. in Buchanan; married; enlisted in service 22 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155586; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions on 2 Dec. ‘42 (PC lists 5 Dec.) near Sanananda-Soputa; he and another Sgt. volunteered to go ahead of the lines to rescue a wounded officer on 2 Dec.; they were discovered by Japanese as they were about to return to U.S. lines; Sgt. Clarke and Sgt. Leland L. Sharp of Montgomery, MI were both fatally wounded 2 Dec. ‘42; he was carried to an aid station, but died soon after; he had previously earned Purple Heart; brother also served; interred at Cemetery of the Resurrection, Saint Joseph, MI

202.   

Clarke, Milton D.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 8 Jul. ‘24 at WA; hometown King Co., WA; entered service at Seattle, WA on 20 Apr. ‘43; SN 39207148; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star; KIA 29 Mar. ‘45; interred at Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, WA

9-Apr-17

203.   

Clarke, Ralph B.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 5 May '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36114210; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Jul-13

204.   

Clarkson, Gordon Madison

Lt. Col.

128TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn., HQ

born 26 Aug. ‘15 (22 Feb. ‘14) at Macon, MO (hometown), some references list hometown as San Francisco, CA, where he was stationed when he entered active service; son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman B. Clarkson; graduated Macon H. S. in ‘33; graduated USMA at West Point, Class of ‘38; SN O-021222; 1st duty station was the Presidio, 2 years; then assigned to Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, promoted 1st Lt. there; assigned to Jamaica in ‘41, promoted Capt. there; married and assigned to Camp Roberts, CA in Jun. ‘42; assumed cmd. of 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. 13 Dec. ‘42 at Buna, Maj. by then; earned Silver Star for his actions at Buna; promoted Lt. Col.; personally led group of volunteers that rushed to aid 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River near Saidor on 28 Jan. ’44; the group was part of the 50-may patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor beachhead, earlier that day; the rescuers formed a human chain reaching from the bank into the river to catch 1st Lt. Hess as he was trying to carry a rope across the raging river, so his men could attempt to get back to the friendly side; Clarkson was the anchor of the chain on the river bank and was WIA by machinegun fire while trying to pull Sgt. Thomas R. Reed up the bank to find cover from the enemy fire; Sgt. Reed then pulled Lt. Col. Clarkson into the grass for concealment but he DOW soon after; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 28 Jan. ‘44 near Teterei; interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Macon, MO

14-Oct-14

205.   

Clastic, George J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915; hometown Omaha, NE; SN 37139324; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

206.   

Clawson, Robert S., Jr.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at KS; son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clawson, Sun City, KS (hometown); father was WWI veteran; entered service 9 Apr. '42 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 17057130; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 11 Jul. '44, likely near Aitape, New Guinea; FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; 2 brothers also served

29-Jan-14

207.   

Cleary, Thomas J.

1st Lt.

unknown

born ca. ‘24 at OH; son of John R. and Carmeleta Cleary, 1640 Elbur Ave., Lakewood, OH; may have graduated Saint Ignatius H. S. in ‘41 and inducted in their Athletic Hall of Fame in ‘88; may have been a punter at Ohio State in ‘42; SN O-1327815; served with 32D Div.; seriously WIA 22 Mar. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; 3 years in service; earned 5 battle stars; DNB 18 Oct. ‘45 at Japan or aboard transport enroute to Japan (complications involving amoebic dysentery); interred at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH

29-May-14

208.   

Clegg, Leslie E.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at IN; hometown Nabb, IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251368; KIA 21 Nov. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; his brother, George L. Clegg is MIA, presumed KIA, 27 Nov. '43 in North Africa

16-May-13

209.   

Clevenger, Otis

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Lewis Co., WA; SN 39383131; KIA 23 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Jul-13

210.   

Cobb, William R.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kalamazoo Co., MI; was PFC in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634411; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-13

211.   

Coffman, Clarence Earl 'Red'

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 22 Sep. '21 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coffman, 75 E. Main Street, Comstock, MI (hometown); was Pvt. in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634437; fought at Buna and Saidor; MIA 4 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; at that time he was one of  few original 103 Co. C Soldiers from Kalamazoo still serving (others were Shirley Weber, the Scherenberg Brothers, Dirk and Desmond, Sgt. Cooke, Wesley Bouters, Sgt. Boerman, Pvt. Edward Kik. Pvt. Desmond Scherenberg was in a hospital recuperating from malaria fever); brother also served

16-May-13

212.   

Coker, James T.

Capt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 7 Jul. ‘17 at OK; resided at 623 N. 14th Ave., Durant, OK, (hometown) with wife and daughter (they may have resided at Abilene, TX ca. May ‘45); some references list home of record as Comanche County, OK; enlisted in Okla. Nat. Guard on 24 Jun. ‘34; entered active service 16 Sep. ‘40 as Sgt. with 45TH Div., Okla. Nat. Guard, at Durant, OK; SN 20827469; trained with 45TH Div. at Camp Barkeley, TX; commissioned at some point; new SN O-405391; 2d Lt. transferred from 180TH Inf. ca. 17 Feb. ‘42; assigned to 127TH Inf., 32D Div.; earned Silver Star for his actions 25 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; bestowed with DSC for his actions as 1st Lt. on 8 Jan. ‘43 near Tarakena, New Guinea; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; MIA, presumed KIA, 3 May ‘44 along Driniumor River near Aitape, New Guinea; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of James T. Coker Army Reserve Center, in Durant, OK

213.   

Cole, Avery R.

Cpl.

120TH FA Bn., Btry. A

born 1918 at KS; hometown La Crosse, WI; was PFC in Btry. A, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at La Crosse, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20651726; KIA 13 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

214.   

Colella, Paul J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at PA; hometown Dedham, MA; entered service 4 Jun. '42 at Boston, MA; SN 31132852; KIA 12 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of Paul J. Colella Field and Playground in in Boston and Dedham, MA

16-May-13

215.   

Collard, William D.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Berrien Co., MI; SN 36879808; KIA 14 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-13

216.   

Collier, Charles W. 'Bud'

PVT

129TH FA Bn.

born 1918 at WI; mother Mrs. Bertha Collier, 1441 1st St. N., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); graduated Lincoln H. S. in '37; was PVT in Btry. E, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20652420; DNB (KIA) 29 Mar. '44 at Saidor, New Guinea; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Calvary Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

24-Mar-14

217.   

Collins, James L.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 7 Sep. ‘16; hometown Neosho Co., KS; SN 37207118 or 37267118; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; KIA 11 Jul. ‘44 along the Driniumor River near Aitape, New Guinea; repatriated and re-interred at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS on 6 Jul. ‘48

10-Apr-17

218.   

Collins, Raymond W.

Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born ‘19; hometown Marshalltown, IA; SN 37111395; earned Silver Star for his actions as a Pfc. on 1 Jan. ‘43 near Buna; KIA on Luzon in ‘45; interred at Albion Cemetery, Albion, IA

219.   

Connell, Raymond F.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at OH; hometown Wayne Co., MI; married; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111925; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-13

220.   

Connors, William T. (Connor)

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born ‘20 at IL; hometown Chicago, IL; radio engineer at WBBM in Chicago; entered service 27 Dec. ‘41 at Chicago; SN 16036763; he and four other men (Lt. William H. Bragg, Jr., Sgt. Norman E. Marine, 1st Sgt. Andrew A. Kossel, Pvt. Thomas King) rescued two wounded men from Co. K on 30 Dec. '42 at Buna, they had fallen into the water when a bridge collapsed on 28 Dec., unable to swim, they had been trapped on the enemy side of the river for over 30 hours; MIA, presumed KIA, 29 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

21-Jul-13

221.   

Contero, Rudolph V.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at NM; son of Anacleto and Andrea Contero; hometown Tulare Co., CA; worked at the Tagus Ranch; entered service 23 Jun. '43 at Fresno, CA; SN 39417038; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 27 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jan-14

222.   

Cook, Clifford I.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 16 Jun. '19 at New Richmond, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cook, Rt. 4, Rice Lake, WI; hometown Dunn Co., WI; was PFC in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648809; KIA 29 (28) Dec. '42 while leading a machine gun section against the Japanese near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; parents received letter of condolence from Chaplain Joseph E. Whelan, who conducted  graveside service in New Guinea; his brother Russell served in same unit; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jan-14

223.   

Cook, James Edward

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 3 Mar. 20 at Montpelier, IN (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cook; graduated Montpelier H. S. in '38; worked at Kroger store and Chaney Hardware when he entered service; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251512; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; assigned to 126TH Inf.; fought at Buna, hospitalized for two months with malaria; fought at Aitape; WIA on Leyte; returned to duty with his unit 13 Jan. '45; KIA 5 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; parents notified 23 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Montpelier, IN; brother also served

16-May-13

224.   

Cook, Joseph W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; hometown Trumbull Co., OH; SN 20502557 (SN implies he entered service with Nat. Guard, likely OH); served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 15 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Oakwood Cemetery, Warren, OH

29-Jan-14

225.   

Cook, Thomas D., Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Oklahoma Co., OK; SN 38406629; DOW 31 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Jul-13

226.   

Cooper, Roy V.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MO; hometown Pettis Co., MO; entered sevice 24 Jul. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37373878; KIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-13

227.   

Corman, Lee W.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MO; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married; entered service 11 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39592967; MIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-13

228.   

Cottingham, John Ernest, Jr.

2d Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 3 Nov. ‘19 at Dillon, SC (hometown); son of John Ernest and Ruth (Wannamaker) Cottingham; graduated Dillon H. S.; graduated Clemson Agricultural College of S. C. (now Clemson U.), Class of ‘41; SN 0-414304; KIA 21 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Paul’s Methodist Church Cemetery, Little Rock, SC; listed on Clemson University’s “Scroll of Honor” for fallen alumni from all conflicts since WWI

17-May-13

229.   

Coufal, Louis J.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at TX; hometown Bell Co., TX; entered service 16 Aug. '41 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; SN 18056814; KIA 28 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-May-13

230.   

Coulias, John

1st Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

resided at 519 E. 13th St., Brooklyn, NY (hometown); attended New York Military Academy, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, ca. ‘41, played football; SN O-495557; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 11 Apr. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart (most likely posthumously); interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-May-13

231.   

Counter, Pete M. (N.)

Tec. 4

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 25 Jan. '18 at MI; hometown Kalamazoo Co., MI; was PFC in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634440; MIA 5 Dec. '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 Washington Township Cemetery, Carsonville, MI

17-May-13

232.   

Cox, Raymond

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 9 Feb. '08 at Willow Springs, MO (hometown); married Lydia Linn (Wonnell) Cox (preceded him in death); SN 37180508; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-May-13

233.   

Cox, William B., Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Marshall Co., MS; SN 34872298; KIA 22 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Jul-13

234.   

Crain, Robert F.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at GA; hometown Coweta Co., GA; entered service 12 Aug. '42 at Ft. McPherson, GA; SN 34357075; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

235.   

Crean, William Harold

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 7 Aug. '26; hometown Monterey, CA; entered service 24 Aug. '44 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39423657; KIA 14 May '45 on Luzon, Philippine; interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

236.   

Crennan, Thomas P.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at NY; hometown Kings Co., NY; entered service 20 Oct. '42 at New York, NY; SN 12156788; DNB 16 Jul. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Jul-13

237.   

Cronce, Joseph Eugene

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 Jul. '25 at Brasfield, AR; son of Charlie N. Cronce and Ida J. Landers; hometown Prairie Co. or Pope Co., AR; entered service 13 Sep. '43 at Little Rock, AR; SN 38516392; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 25 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

238.   

Cross, Walter Forrest

PVT

107TH Med. Bn.

born 1919 at IN; hometown Indianapolis, IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251481; DNB 4 Nov. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

239.   

Crow, John William

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 28 Feb. '09 at Waxahachie, TX; hometown Plum Grove, TX; graduated Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1935, four-year football letter man; married, father of 2; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 20 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 20 Nov. '42 (initially MIA); interred at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, TX

240.   

Culver, Charles Henry

Pvt.

107TH Med. Bn.

born ‘19 at OK; hometown Garvin Co., OK; entered service 15 Aug. ‘41 at Oklahoma City, OK; SN 06285931; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; DOW 30 Apr. ‘45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-13

241.   

Cummings, Eugene Leroy, Jr. 'Gene'

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 Jun. '24 at Seattle, WA (hometown); son of Eugene LeRoy, Sr. and Gladys Ella (Gray) Cummings, Grant Co., OR; graduated Grant Union H. S. in '40; entered service 7 Apr. '43 at Seattle, WA; SN 39206045; served in 128TH Inf.; WIA on New Guinea; DOW 24 Nov. '44 from wounds received at Leyte; earned 3 Purple Hearts; interred at Manila American Cemetery

242.   

Cummins, James Don

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 Jan. '19 at Belton, MO; son of James B. and Edith Cummins; family moved to Clearfield, UT in '38; graduated Davis H. S. at Kaysville, UT; attended Weber College; worked for Switzer Welding and Repair Service at Murray, UT (hometown); some references list his home of record as Canyon Co., ID, his mother (NOK) lived at Nampa, ID; entered active service 3 Mar. '41 at Salt Lake City, UT as an artillery CPL in the Utah Nat. Guard; SN 20925056; trained at Camp Haan, CA and Ft. Lewis, WA; sent to Ft. Knox, KY for specialized training and joined a tank destroyer unit there; sent to Camp Hood, TX as automotive electricity instructor; asked for overseas duty and was sent to New Guinea in '44; fought at Leyte and Luzon, Philippines; earned CIB; KIA 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; initially MIA; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Jul-13

243.   

Cunningham, Donald Ewen

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 Sep. '17 at Ironton, WI; son of Ross 'Andrew' and Josephine 'Josie' Mabel (Mellom) Cunningham, Cazenovia, WI; hometown Richland Center, WI; worked for Hummel and Downing Co.; entered service 9 Jun. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36212100; served with 4TH Inf. in Aleutians; transferred to 127TH Inf.; DOW 21 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines, some references state 22 Mar.; earned Purple Heart; brother Francis served with AAF and was POW in Germany; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Soules Creek Cemetery, Hub City, WI

22-Jul-13

244.   

Currier, William D.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Gage Co., NE; SN 37487071; DNB 10 Oct. '45, this seems to indicate that he died aboard ship only 4 days out from the 32D Div. main body landing at the large Japanese naval base at Sasebo for Army of Occupation duty; earned Bronze Star; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; buried at sea

22-Jul-13

245.   

Curwin, John Arthur

Pvt.

32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.

born 16 Jan. ‘22 at MA; son of William Ross and J. Edna (McEwen) Curwin; hometown Essex Co., MA; attended Norwich U., Class of ‘44; entered service at Boston, MA on 15 Oct. ‘42; SN 31223572; served with 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.; KIA 31 Dec. ‘44 during an attack on the CP near Mambahoa, Leyte, Philippines, about 0245 hours, at age 22; “The right flank outpost guard, Pvt. John A. Curwin, had been killed while holding off the enemy at the start of the firefight.”; Cdr., Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher, and S. Sgt. Donald H. Aney, were KIA a short time later; earned Silver Star; “The bodies were buried the morning of 3 Jan. ‘45 in USAF cemetery at Limon, Leyte, Central Philippines.”; interred at Arlington National Cemetery; also memorialized at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA

21-Mar-17

246.   

Daley, Ralph S.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at MT; hometown Toole Co., MT; entered service 8 Apr. '43 at Butte, MT; SN 39617549; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 8 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

247.   

Damman, Anthony A.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1919 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Damman, Rt. 2, Two Rivers, WI (hometown); worked on the family farm; engaged ca. '42; was CPL in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646671; DOW 20 Dec. '42; repatriated ca. Jun. '48 and re-interred at Holy Cross Cemetery, Two Rivers, WI

27-Dec-13

248.   

Danenberg, Robert F. (Dannenberg)

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Cannon Co.

born 12 Dec. ‘18 at WI; son of Frank and Virginia (Godfrey) Danenberg (Dannenberg); hometown Chippewa Falls, WI; was Sgt. in Btry. C, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Chippewa Falls, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20651957; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 26 Dec. ‘42 near Buna; he rescued a wounded comrade and was KIA by a sniper; some sources state 25 Dec.; memorialized at Camp Cable, Australia; interred at Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI

249.   

Daniels, Delmar H.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 21 Mar. '19; hometown Lenawee Co., MI; SN 20634218; was SGT in Co. B, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Adrian, MI 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 1 Dec. '42 near Buna; KIA 1 Dec. '42; interred at Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson, MI; namesake of Delmar H. Daniels Post No. 399 of American Legion in Adrian, MI

250.   

Daniels, Ralph L.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Humphreys Co., TN; SN 14043113; KIA 5 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-May-13

251.   

Dannelly, Sheldon M.

CPT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 16 Nov. '17; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Dannelly of Ehrhardt, SC (hometown); graduated Wofford College, Class of '39; after graduating he became principal of Hampton H.S.; entered service Feb. '42; SN O-373430; 1LT and commander of Co. A, 128TH Inf. at Buna; also assumed command of Co. C, 128TH Inf. 29 Dec. '42 at Buna after that unit's last officer (and 5th commander in 5 weeks) was wounded (briefly commanded both companies simultaneously); CO of Co. A, 127TH Inf. on Luzon; earned 2 DSCs, one for his actions on 4-5 Mar. '45 and one for his actions 25 Apr. '45, both along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon; both bestowed posthumously; KIA 25 Apr. '45 on Luzon; interred at Ehrhardt Cemetery, Ehrhardt, SC

252.   

Davidson, (William R.)

Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

there was a Lt. Davidson who was KIA 8 Dec. '42 near Buna during 32D Div. first attempt to employ flame throwers; there was no other identifying information in the article; it is nearly certain that he was assigned to 126TH Inf.; a Soldier named William R. Davidson earned the Silver Star and was cited in HQ, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area, G.O. No. 149 (1943); it is possible that this was the Lt. Davidson, but can't be certain without seeing the actual citation

253.   

Davidson, Halbert D.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 15 May '21; hometown Big Rapids, MI; SN 20634794; was PFC Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; KIA 14 Dec. '42; interred at West Cemetery, Mecosta County, MI

254.   

Davidson, Irving

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IL; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 15 Dec. '41 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 19063529; DOW 31 May '44; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-May-13

255.   

Davidson, Robert E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at PA; hometown Trumbull Co., OH; entered service 30 Jul. '42 at Ft. Hayes, OH; SN 15317027; KIA 26 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

256.   

Davis, Ernest G.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1925 at WA; hometown Pierce Co., WA; entered service 11 Mar. '44 at Sacramento, CA; SN 39421880; KIA 2 Mar. '45 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

257.   

Davis, Gerald M.

Tec. 4

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; son of Lute and Ada Davis, Cement City, MI; hometown Jackson, MI; graduated from Addison H. S.; family had also lived in Hudson, MI; worked in a Jackson, MI factory when he entered service; entered service 14 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36154825; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna; parents were notified on 5 Jan. '43 that he had been MIA since 21 Dec. '42; parents were notified on 6 Jan. '43 that he was KIA; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; father served in WWI; brother also served; cousin of Stanley C. Davis who was KIA 5 Nov. '42

18-May-13

258.   

Davis, John C.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Hardin Co., TX; SN 38413984; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 9 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

259.   

Davis, Rex A.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. ‘22 at Granbury, TX; son of Arthur A. (Adrian) and Annie Davis; hometown White Chapel, NM; SN 38214683; earned Silver Star for his actions 12 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines; DOW (KIA) 12 Dec. ‘44; also earned Purple Heart w/OLC; parents notified of his death via telegram 5 Feb. ‘45; parents received letter about his Silver Star on 20 Sep. ‘45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-May-13

260.   

Davis, Richard T.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at KY; hometown Kenton Co., KY; married; entered service 8 Sep. '43 at Cincinnati, OH; SN 35875593; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

261.   

Davis, Stanley C.

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 22 Oct. '20 at MI; son of Claude and Florence Davis; hometown Adrian, MI; was Pvt. in Co. B, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Adrian, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634246; KIA in a plane crash on 5 Nov. '42 near Natunga while attempting aerial re-supply of 2D Bn. as it marched over the Owen Stanley Mountains on New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Maple Grove Cemetery, Hudson, MI; cousin of T/4 Gerald M. Davis who was KIA 21 Nov. '42

262.   

Dawson, John U.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at OK; hometown Osage Co., OK; entered service 6 Jan. '42 at Oklahoma City, OK; SN 18084315; KIA 1 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-May-13

263.   

De Dent, Lawrence

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OH; hometown Stark Co., OH; married; entered service 6 Jul. '44 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35929531; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

264.   

Dean, Carl E.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 17 Dec. ‘22 at TN; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dean; hometown Pulaski, TN; attended Giles Co. H. S.; entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 21 Aug. ‘42; SN 34365905; landed in Australia ca. Feb. ‘43; served with 127TH Inf.; earned Silver Star for his actions as message runner 10 Jul. ‘44 near Afua, New Guinea; WIA 10 Jul. ‘44; DOW (KIA) 11 Jul. ‘44 at age 21; at least 2 brothers also served, J. L. Dean in the Navy, Harold E. Dean in the Army Air Corps; interred at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Pulaski, TN

16-Apr-17

265.   

Decubber, Robert

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born '19 at OH; son of Frank and Rose Decubber, 214 W. 8th St., Tarentum, PA (hometown), both Belgian immigrants; entered service 3 Feb. ‘43 at Greensburg, PA; SN 33428189; served with 126TH Inf.; DOW 20 Dec. ‘44; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, posthumously; family received Silver Star ca. 31 Dec. ‘45; also listed in 32D Div., GO No. 96 (1945), which may indicate an additional award; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-May-13

266.   

Deering, James H., Jr.

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 Apr. ‘24 at WA; hometown Pierce Co., WA; entered service 21 Apr. ‘44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39474220; KIA 11 Apr. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines (hometown monument states 11 Apr. ‘44, which would likely indicate Saidor, New Guinea); earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Spanaway, WA

19-May-13

267.   

Demos, Edward G.

1st Lt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 15 Aug. ‘12 at Thessaly, Greece; son of George N. and Angeliki (Panagou) Demos; hometown Manchester, NH; married Dolores Capizzano; counted twice in ‘40 census; resided at Essex Co., NJ when he enlisted in NJ Nat. Guard, mobilized with them on 19 Aug. ‘42 at Newark, NJ; SN 32461082; commissioned at some point; SN O-1823995; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 14 Mar. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines at age 32, killed leading his platoon in attack on fortified Japanese position; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, posthumously; interred at Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH; brother Alexander G. served with 172D FA Regt., NH Nat. Guard during WWII, also served post-war, attained rank of Lt. Col.

10-Mar-17

268.   

Dennis, Albert V.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born ‘22 or ‘23 at MI; hometown Muskegon Co., MI; entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 11 Apr. ‘41; SN 36154659; served with Co. G, 126TH Inf.; marched over Owen Stanleys; KIA 1 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea ca. age 21 or 20; interred at Lakeside Cemetery, Muskegon, MI

12-Mar-17

269.   

Dennis, William M.

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MI; hometown Jackson Co., MI; entered service 5 Dec. ‘41 at Camp Custer, MI; SN 36163506; KIA 26 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

270.   

Depner, Orville H.

Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 2 Oct. ‘15 at WI; father Christ Depner; hometown Oconto Falls, WI; was Pvt. in Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646292; KIA 5 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; Oconto Falls’ first war casualty; his brother Norman served in same unit, brother Elmer also served

23-Jul-13

271.   

DeRosier, Edwin C.

T-5

128TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn.

born 31 Oct. '13 at WI; father Wilfred De Rosier; had strong ties to Wakefield, MI but hometown Milwaukee, WI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36209011; served in 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf.; was a medic; earned the Distinguished Service Cross, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 19 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 2 Dec. '42 by machine gun fire near Buna; interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN; headstone lists middle initial as 'W'; Victory in Papua lists unit as 107TH Med. Det.

272.   

DeVries, Sidney

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1922 at MI; son of Jennie DeVries, 1144 McReynolds Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); was PVT in Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635906; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 23 Nov. '42 near Soputa; MIA 23 Nov. '42; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

3-Apr-13

273.   

DeWitt, James T.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at VA; hometown Floyd Co., VA; entered service 17 Oct. '41 at Roanoke, VA; SN 13035605; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

19-May-13

274.   

Diamond, Kenneth E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 3 Nov. '18 at Reineck, IA; son of Earl J. and Elizabeth M. (Quinn) Diamond, Rt. 1, Hudson, IA; graduated St. Mary’s of Mt. Carmel H. S., Eagle Center, IA, Jun. '37; married, father of 2; resided at 909 W. First St., Waterloo, IA (hometown); worked for John Deere Tractor Co.; entered service 13 (14) Apr. '44 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37695248; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; overseas Nov. '44; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 27 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines age 26; wife received telegram ca. 22 Apr. '45; repatriated, arrived in San Francisco ca. 4 Jul. '48, and re-interred at Saint Marys of Mount Carmel Cemetery, Waterloo, IA

28-May-14

275.   

Dickinson, Maurice A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

mother Mrs. Ida Dickinson; some references list hometown Muskogee Co., OK, but others state he resided at 320 Vermont St., Waterloo, IA and worked at Associated Manufacturers, Inc., in Waterloo; entered service in Dec. '41; SN 37111121; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; MIA 30 Nov. '42, NARA states FOD; family notified ca. 25 Nov. '44 that he was KIA; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; brother was WIA in Italy

19-May-13

276.   

Dietrich, Alvin E.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at IA; hometown Palo Alto Co., IA; entered service 30 Dec. '41 at Ft. Des Moines, IA; SN 17033472; KIA 13 Dec. '44 on Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-May-13

277.   

Dillinger, Louis

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 19 Mar. '16 at Auburndale, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dillinger; hometown Marshfield, WI; married; worked for Roddis Co. at Marshfield; entered service 17 Oct. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36275926; trained at Camp Wolters, TX, Fort Meade, MD, and Camp Stoneman, CA; overseas Mar. '43; assigned to 32D Div.; fought at New Guinea and the Philippines; KIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines (initially reported MIA); at least 4 of his 7 brothers also served, 1 was also in 32D Div.; newspaper article from summer of '43 described reunion of Louis and 1 of his brothers overseas; interred at Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Auburndale, WI

278.   

Dinsmore, Robert M.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at TN; hometown Wise Co., VA; married; entered service 5 Dec. '42 at Abingdon, VA; SN 33526878; MIA 16 Feb. '46 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was MIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

279.   

Dirgos, Joseph

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 Feb. '13 at IN; hometown Saginaw, MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112390; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star; interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI

28-Oct-14

280.   

Dittmann (Dittman), Philip (Phillip or Philippe) A. 'Phil'

Cpl.

129TH FA Bn.

born 22 Sep. '20 at Sheboygan, WI; son of Herbert P. and Loretta Dittmann, 611 10th Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); while walking home after an unsuccessful hunt on the last day of deer season in '38, he encountered a buck on a tennis court in Wisconsin Rapids, determined to get a deer, he grabbed it by the antlers in an attempt to overpower it, when he regained consciousness the buck was gone; graduated Lincoln H. S. in '39; worked at Consolidated Water Power and Paper Co.; was PFC in Btry. E, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 15 Oct. '40; brother William A. served in same unit; SN 20652304 (20652394); promoted CPL ca. Feb. '41; assigned to 129TH FA Bn., likely Btry. B, after Div. reorganization; KIA 2 Aug. '44 by a sniper near Aitape, New Guinea; family received official notification 23 Aug. '44, but already knew because of letter from brother William; earned Purple Heart, family received it ca. 2 Nov. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Mar-14

281.   

Dolaway, Herbert R.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at PA; hometown Mc Kean Co., PA; entered service 15 Sep. '43 at Erie, PA; SN 33683561; KIA 13 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

282.   

Dorigan, John P.

1st Lt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 2 Jul. (7 Jul.) '21 at Portland, OR; son of Frank and Annie T. Dorigan, 5533 N.E. 9th Ave., Portland, OR, both Irish immigrants; graduated Jefferson H. S. in '41, renowned football player, member of the Portland all-city football team in '39; enlisted in Oreg. Nat. Guard; SN 20931523; Pvt. when mobilized with 41ST Div. at Portland, OR on 16 Sep. '40; commissioned at some point; transferred to 127TH Inf. at some point; served in 4 major campaigns; KIA 8 Mar. '45 near Santa Maria, Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star, posthumously, "for knocking out a hidden machine gun nest which was firing on a supply train he was leading to the relief of a surrounded company"; interred at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Portland, OR; brother 1st Lt. James T. also Oreg. NG, served in Army during WWII, WIA

19-Feb-17

283.   

Dotson, Leonard J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at TN; hometown Davidson Co., TN; entered service 24 Aug. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34366274; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

284.   

Douce, Verlin Elwood

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 18 Jul. '24 on the family farm near Haddam, KS (hometown); son of Jay and Elva Douce; graduated from Haddam Rural H. S. in '41; entered service 13 Oct. '44 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 37753902; trained at Camp Fannin, TX; sent to Fort Ord, CA, 23 Feb. '45 and left for the Pacific early in March; assigned to Co. B, 128TH Inf.; KIA by a sniper on Luzon 10 May '45 at age 20; earned Purple Heart; interred at Mahaska Cemetery, Mahaska, KS

285.   

Downer, James Garnett

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 23 Nov. '15 (or '12) at Pekin, IL (hometown); graduated U. of Ill. '38; also studied at Bowling Green College and/or Western Kentucky U.; had ties to Pembroke, KY; entered service from KY; SN O-349447; marched over Owen Stanleys, he led 5-man commo. det. as part of CPT Medendorp's advance guard; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 9 Dec. '42 when he was KIA near Buna, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart and CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-May-13

286.   

Downey, Norman M.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112898; KIA 7 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

287.   

Draper, Melvin Wiley

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 27 Nov. '21 at MI; son of Lou E. and Alice Esther (Wiley) Draper; hometown Kalamazoo Co., MI; was Pvt. in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634450; KIA 22 Nov. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery;

20-May-13

288.   

Drazen, Reuben

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1907 at MA; hometown Bristol Co., MA; entered service 28 Jul. '42 at Boston, MA; SN 31157120; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 12 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jan-14

289.   

Drees, Melvin H.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 2 Nov. '18 at Daykin, NE (hometown); son of August F. and Katie Drees, Jr.; entered service ca. 5 Jan. '42; SN 37139108; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 (20) Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; first Soldier from Daykin killed in the war; interred at Manila American Cemetery; in '50 his parents donated a neon cross for the steeple of their local church, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Daykin, in memory of their son, it has glowed every night for 63 years (as of Jun. '13), which is why the house of worship is also known as the Church of the Lighted Cross

30-Jan-14

290.   

Duncan, Raymond W.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at TX; hometown Orange Co., CA; married; entered service 13 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39593408; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

291.   

Dunkin, Kenneth F.

Tec. 5

126TH FA Bn.

born 14 Sep. 1917 at CO; son of Orville Floyd and Gladys (Shutts) Dunkin; hometown Lovilia, IA; entered service 26 Jun. '43 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37673990; overseas, Jan. '44; served with 126TH FA Bn. at New Guinea and Philippines; KIA 16 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

292.   

Dwyer, Carl J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926; hometown Bronx, NY; NARA states he was from Lewis County, NY; entered service 24 Oct. '44 at New York, NY; SN 42184938; KIA 29 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

293.   

Dyer, Forrest H.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at KY; son of James L. and Eva Jane (Parker); hometown Greenup Co., KY; entered service 27 Aug. '42 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 15117241; KIA 23 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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