The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames H through K

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

293.   

Earhart, Irvin R.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at PA; hometown Lancaster County, PA; NARA lists him from Allegheny County, PA; entered service 12 Sep. '42 at Harrisburg, PA; SN 33240344; KIA 9 Apr. '45 on Luzon; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

294.   

Earnest, James H.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at AR; hometown Stoddard Co., MO; entered service 29 Oct. '43 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37627537; KIA 22 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

295.   

Eastwood, Howard M.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 12 Jan. '20 at OK; son of Walter Sylvester Eastwood and Polly Clabe Burns Eastwood, Wynnewood, OK (hometown); entered service 17 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38063831; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; KIA 26 Nov. '42; KIA 26 Nov. '42; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK

296.   

Ebert, Laurel W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 24 Nov. '14; mother Mrs. Laura M. Ebert; hometown Blairstown, IA; entered service 31 Dec. '41; SN 37111155; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; numerous references list date of death as 19 Mar. '46, but that is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; family received his medals 12 Jun. '73; also memorialized at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Benton County, IA

20-May-13

297.   

Edgell, Chester A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 4 Oct. '21 at Los Angeles, CA (hometown); some references list home of record as Riverside, CA; married; entered service 5 Aug. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39596642; KIA 28 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

298.   

Edwards, Colon W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at GA; hometown in GA; entered service 11 Sep. '42 at Ft. McPherson, GA; SN 34441436; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Jan-14

299.   

Edwards, Jimmy Ray

2LT

120TH FA Bn.

born 3 Nov. '21; mother Mrs. Gertrude Edwards; hometown Cherokee, OK; entered service 7 Jul. '42; SN 0-888931; KIA 7 Jun. '44 at Aitape, New Guinea; earned Air Medal and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery, Cherokee, OK

300.   

Ehrlich, James L.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at IL; Jefferson Co., IL; married; entered service 3 Oct. '42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36380894; KIA 9 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

301.   

Eisemann, Alfred

1SG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 10 Apr. '17; mother lived in Switzerland; worked for Wides Oil Co., Cape Girardeau, MO (hometown); also had ties to Cook Co., IL; entered service in '41; SN 37130637; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; WIA near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; interred at Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY

25-Jul-13

302.   

Eisen, Sam

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113092; MIA 20 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

303.   

Elgner, Benjamin T.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Multnomah Co., OR; SN 39344615; KIA 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippine; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

304.   

Elkins, John W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at OH; hometown Huron Co., OH; entered active service 15 Oct. '40 at Norwalk, OH with 37TH 'Buckeye' Inf. Div., OH Nat. Guard; SN 20502736; trained at Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA; transferred at some point and assigned to 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Jan-14

305.   

Ellinwood, Robert H.

PFC

107TH Med. Bn., Co. D

born 1923 at NY; hometown Churchville, NY; entered service 11 Jan. '43 at Rochester, NY; SN 32674869; served in Co. D, 107TH Med. Bn.; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and CMB; in his belongings is a photo of three soldiers in a jeep with the names - Crowell, Bush and Thurston typed on the back (Tec. 5 Charles H. Thurston, who was KIA the same day, is likely one of them); interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Rose Cemetery, Rose, NY

306.   

Ellsworth, Kenneth V.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 29 Aug. '21 at Milwaukee, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ellsworth, Rt. 4, Town of Oconomowoc, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647110; WIA near Aitape, New Guinea; DOW (KIA) 31 Jul. '44; interred at Summit Cemetery, Summit Corners, WI

15-Dec-13

307.   

Ellyson, Henry Leslie

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 9 Dec. '19 at Crescent, OK; son of Walter Henry and Rosa A. (Jech) Ellyson; hometown Kingfisher, OK; entered service 10 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38062877; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized in the American Legion Plot of Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, OK; namesake of Keith Lowry-Henry Ellyson Post No. 5 of American Legion at Kingfisher

3-Mar-14

308.   

Endl, Francis J.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Endl; hometown Jefferson, WI; graduated Jefferson H.S.; married; SN O-370091; was 2LT in Co. L, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Jefferson, WI on 15 Oct. '40; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 14-17 Dec. during attack and capture of Buna Village; KIA 17 Dec. '42 at age 24; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also earned Purple Heart

11-Jan-13

309.   

Endl, Gerald Leon

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C (possibly)

born 20 Aug. '15 at Fort Atkinson, WI (hometown); entered service 16 Apr. '41 at Janesville, WI; SN 36207739; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 11 Jul. '44 near Anamo, New Guinea; KIA 11 Jul. '44; repatriated in 1948 and re-interred at Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, WI; Fort Atkinson’s Endl Park and Gerald and Endl streets are named in his honor; there is also a monument in Janesville, WI, dedicated to him; VFW post in Jefferson was created after WWII and was named the Endl-Gruennert VFW Post 3589, named in honor of two Jefferson Co. men who were both posthumous Medal of Honor Recipients from the 32D Inf. Div. in New Guinea, it was the first Congressional Medal of Honor post in WI; his Medal of Honor is at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, WI

310.   

Enos, Billy H.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at IL; hometown Macoupin Co., IL; entered service 22 Oct. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 17122247; KIA 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Jul-13

311.   

Epperson, Noah Sherman

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MO; son of William C. and Alta L. (Wetherford) Epperson; hometown Springfield, MO; married; entered service 6 Oct. '43 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37625839; MIA, declared KIA (FOD) on 15 Feb. 1946; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

312.   

Epstein, Hymie (Hyman) Y.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

father Morris Epstein, 1608 Willis Ave., Omaha, NE (hometown); graduated Technical H.S., Omaha, NE, Class of '39 (football player); entered service Feb. '41; SN 37139327; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions as a medic 22 Nov. '42 near Soputa; KIA (at age 22) by sniper while providing aid to PVT Mike Russin on 1 Dec. '42 near Soputa; he was interred where he fell on the battlefield, but his unit was forced to move out in a hurry; he is listed as MIA because his final resting place is unknown; his valor was described by MAJ Zeeff in V in P; also earned Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; information in V in P implies he may have been killed on 2 Dec., but most references list 1 Dec.; brother also served

313.   

Erickson, Carl Robert

PVT

120TH FA Bn.

born 21 Jan. '24 at Smethport, PA (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. Elof Erickson; brother Ernest also served; attended Smethport H. S., active in athletics; entered service 20 Mar. '43 at Erie, PA; SN 33435411; entered service in '42; trained at Camp Blanding, FL, Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR and Camp Reynolds, PA; overseas Dec. '44; served in 120TH FA Bn.; died of illness (DNB) 14 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; interred at Manila American Cemetery

314.   

Estrada, Bernardino (Bernadino) Y.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1916 on his father's ranch at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains, 30 miles from Tucson, AZ (hometown); cast as an extra in "Arizona," starring William Holden and Jean Arthur, which was filmed near where he lived; entered service Jan. '42; SN 38070627; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 16 Dec. '42 near Buna; KIA 16 Dec. '42; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake Cocio - Estrada Post No. 59 of American Legion in Tucson, AZ

315.   

Evans, Ray L.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 22 May '15 at Kalamazoo, MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Evans, 380 Western Ave., Benton Harbor, MI (hometown); attended Benton Harbor H. S.; worked at Industrial Rubber Co., St. Joseph; divorced, father of 1 (son); entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo; SN 36155889; marched over Owen Stanleys; KIA 26 Dec. '42 near Buna; parents received telegram 25 Jan. '43; repatriated to Benton Harbor 12 Jul. '48; interred at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, MI

316.   

Evans, Wilfred D.

Tec. 4

128TH Inf. Regt., Svc. Co.

born 1920 at WI; son of Anson Cleve and Ada Clara (Asplin) Evans; hometown Neillsville, WI; enlisted in Service Co., 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neillsville, WI in Mar. '40; was PVT in same on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648655; earned Silver Star for his actions 23 Dec. '42 near Hariko, New Guinea; KIA 16 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines

317.   

Fairbanks, Edward C.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36854711; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-May-13

318.   

Fale, William F.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 3 Jun. '13; hometown Sheboygan Co., WI; SN 36204872; entered service 21 Mar. '41; earned DSC for his actions 25 Dec. '42 near Buna; KIA 26 Dec. '42; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Greendale Cemetery, Kohler, WI

319.   

Falick, Joseph J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1910 at PA; hometown San Diego, CA; entered service 31 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39595820; KIA 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

320.   

Faris, Hervey (Harvey) E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at NE; son of Blaine and Augusta Faris, 1719 Ranche Real Rd., San Gabriel (Los Angeles Co.), CA (1940); hometown Los Angeles or in NE; married; entered service 20 Mar. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39290143; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 21 Jun. '44; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

321.   

Farrell, John E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1919; hometown Columbia Co., WI; PFC in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649817; KIA 17 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

322.   

Farry, Harold F.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 29 Jun. '19 ('18) at WI; hometown Winnebago Co., WI; Native American; married; entered service 29 Jun. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36248527; KIA 18 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh, WI; may have been in Wisconsin National Guard, got out, and came back in; there is a nearly identical enlistment record with SN 20645688 that states he was inf. PVT mobilized 15 Oct. '40 at Oshkosh, WI

21-May-13

323.   

Felzen, Gordon J.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at WI; hometown Milwaukee, WI; graduated South Division H. S., Class of '32; was PVT in Med. Det., 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648282; commissioned at some point; new SN O-888277; DNB 9 Feb. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

324.   

Ferguson, James A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at MN; resided at 205 W. Fifth St., Duluth, MN (hometown); married, father of (at least) 2; entered service 11 Sep. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37774005; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 10 May '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

325.   

Fernandez, Henry

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 6 Jan. '25; hometown Santa Clara, CA; entered service 23 Apr. '43 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39131885; earned DSC for his actions 21 Mar. '45 along Villa Verde Trail; KIA 21 Mar. '45; interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

326.   

Ferriera, Ernest A.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at CA; married, 659 63rd St., Oakland, CA (hometown); some references list Alameda as hometown; entered service 5 Dec. '41 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39015246; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 3 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his effort to rescue a wounded comrade; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

327.   

Feury, Donald Ward

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 12 Jun. '10 at Cadillac, MI (hometown); son of Reuben B. and Anna Leona (Burcaw) Feury, Cadillac; graduated Alba H.S. '27; attended Ferris Institute; worked as stenographer in Flint, MI, for 6 years; married; worked at B. F. Goodrich Co. in Cadillac when he entered service; SN O-888265; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 20 Dec. '42 at the Triangle, near Buna; KIA 20 Dec. '42; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 3 brothers also served, SSG Joseph L. also died in service, 1 other brother was WIA); family history says he served with 126TH Inf.; interred at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, MI

328.   

Ficklen, George M.

CPT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1 May '18 at Washington, GA; son of  James Boyce and Lucy Reese (Dillard) Ficklen; hometown in GA (ABMC lists him from GA, NARA lists him from Jefferson County, AL); graduated Riverside Military Academy; graduated Davidson College, Class of '40; SN O-387683; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon; wrote letter of condolence to family of Frederick Oelschlaeger, who was KIA 16 Jul. '44; KIA 22 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

329.   

Fievez, George

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1918; son of Nicholas and Maria Fievez; hometown Chewelah, WA; SN 39383028; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna; NARA states FOD; parents notified ca. 23 Feb. '43 that he was MIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

330.   

Filarski, John J.

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Branch Co., MI; was 2LT in 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, when 32D Div. mobilized on 15 Oct. '40; SN O-395671; 1LT and S-4 of 1ST Bn. ca. Dec. '42; served as Lt. Dal Ponte's XO at "Huggins' Roadblock" near Sanananda, New Guinea; succeeded CPT Russell J. Wildey in command on the front line in Australian Zone after Wildey was WIA 26 Dec. '42; DOW 14 Dec. '44; awarded Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

331.   

Finel, Milton L.

PVT

unknown

born 1926 at NY; hometown Brooklyn, NY; entered service 3 Oct. '44 at New York, NY; SN 42183100; served in 32D Div.; KIA in '45 on Luzon, Philippines; the Milton L. Finel Post No. 389 of Jewish War Veterans in NY was named in his honor

332.   

Finger, George E. (F.)

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 20 Mar.'18; son of Edd and Tillie (Boelman) Finger; hometown Grundy Co. or Aplington, IA; entered service 5 Jan. '42; SN 37111505; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; served with Co. E, 126TH Inf.; KIA 8 Dec. or 15 Dec. '42 by Japanese sniper at Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; 1 of 4,459 Americans repatriated to San Francisco aboard U.S. Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce ca. 1 Jun. '48; interred at Saint Peter's Cemetery, Wellsburg, IA (findagrave listing states he is interred overseas, but he is not listed on ABMC and newspaper article states he was repatriated)

30-Mar-16

333.   

Fischer, Gordon K.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Shawano Co., WI; SN 36816847; DNB 19 Aug. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

334.   

Fisher, Clifford W.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MO; hometown Wiley, CO; married, father of (at least) 1; entered service 11 Apr. '44 at Ft. Logan, CO; SN 6860893 (06860893); served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 30 Dec. '44; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

335.   

Fisher, Lloyd Edburn

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at Florence, KS; son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Fisher; married; hometown Newton, KS; entered service Jun. '41; SN 37010171; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 29 Nov. '44 by machine gun fire near Limon on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star for successfully leading the mortar platoon to rejoin their company after being separated during a Japanese attack; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brothers Harold, William and Ralph also served

3-Mar-14

336.   

Fitzgerald, Clarence C.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown LaSalle Co., IL; SN 36766634; KIA 27 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

337.   

Fleming, Craig M., Jr.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1918; son of Craig McCamant Fleming and Anna Marie Klippert Fleming; hometown Chambersburg, PA; enlisted in Penn. Nat. Guard; SN O-406357; KIA by Japanese sniper on 24 Dec. '42 at Government Gardens near Buna; earned Purple Heart; SGT Donald J. Milton earned his Silver Star for his attempt to rescue Fleming; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Norland Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA

338.   

Flemming, Robert F.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Med. Det.

born 1923 at MI; son of Frank J. and Lena B. Flemming, Sage Township, MI (hometown); entered service 4 Aug. '44 ('43) at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36472647; trained at Ft. Ord, CA; departed for overseas 1 Feb. '45; assigned as a medic in Med. Det., 127TH Inf.; KIA by a sniper while going to aid wounded comrade on 21 Apr. '45 along the Villa Verde Trail near Colibong, Pangasinan, on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; mother received letter of condolence from his commander, MAJ Louis A. Sass; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

339.   

Fletcher, Kenneth L.

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Ramsey Co., MN; SN 37315146; KIA 30 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

340.   

Fodor, Steve

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at OH; hometown Brooke Co., WV (ABMC lists home of record as VA); married; entered service 9 Jul. '44 at Huntington, WV; SN 35780654; KIA 10 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

341.   

Foeste, Fred O.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

son of William and Lena Foeste, Egypt Mills, MO; hometown Cape Girardeau, MO; worked in farming and for W. H. Meystedt (plumbing and heating contractor); entered service 7 Jan. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37130636; trained at Camp Roberts, CA then Ft. Ord; went overseas with 32D Div.; fought at New Guinea and Leyte; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; mother notified 30 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

342.   

Folkertsma, Joris M.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1922 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius R. Folkertsma; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; was PVT in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635740; commissioned 2LT (not sure if OCS or battlefield commission) new SN O-888236; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Soputa; awarded Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

21-May-13

343.   

Forbes, Walter Benjamin, Jr.

Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 6 Oct. '19; son of Walter Benjamin and Nancy R. (Parsons) Forbes; hometown Griffin, GA; graduated U. of Georgia in '40; served with Co. A, 126TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna at age 23; interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, GA;

3-Feb-17

344.   

Foss, Donald A.

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1918 at WI; hometown Reedsburg, WI; was TSgt. in HQ, 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Reedsburg, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648708; earned battlefield commission; Lt. and commander of Co. C at Buna (5th commander in 5 weeks); KIA during Japanese attack on his CP 29 Dec. '42

345.   

Fredericks, Joseph E.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1906 at WI; hometown Milwaukee Co., WI; entered service 28 Apr. 41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36209188; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Mar-14

346.   

Freedman, Solon

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1920 at NY; son of Elias and Celia Freedman, 105 Jewell St., Garfield, NJ (1940); hometown Passaic Co., NJ; SN 1304709; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Mar-14

347.   

Freeman, Marvin D.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at MO; son of Robert and Ethel Freeman, near Huntsville, MO (hometown); worked for the Wabash Railroad and also farmed with his father; entered service 7 Oct. '43 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37625926; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA Nov. '44 at Leyte; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; parents notified 2 May '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Robert D. also served

4-Mar-14

348.   

Friedman, Marion M.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wellington, KS; SN 37146666; KIA 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines

349.   

Fritz, Donald F.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1925 at NY; hometown Lockport, NY; entered service 26 Oct. '44 at Buffalo, NY; SN 42171194; KIA 30 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; posthumously awarded Purple Heart and CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

350.   

Fryer, Vibert Ostrander

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 31 Mar. '14 at NY; son of Charles G. and Agnes Ostrander Fryer; hometown Schenectady, NY; attended Schenectady H. S.; attended Williston Academy, Easthampton, MA; graduated Union College; attended Albany Law School and New York State College for Teachers at Albany; married, father of 1; entered service 13 Dec. '40; assigned to 518TH MP Bn. at Ft. Jay until accepted for OCS; completed OCS at Ft. Benning, GA in May '42; new SN O-1284490; served at Ft. Croft, SC and Ft. Mason, CA before being sent overseas as replacement officer in summer of '42; assigned to 127TH Inf.; KIA 29 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; family received official notification 31 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Schuylerville, NY; namesake of Lt. Vibert O. Fryer Chapter 88 of DAV

25-Jul-13

351.   

Fulk, Howard D.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at IL; hometown Effingham Co., IL; entered service 28 Jul. '42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36361033; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 3 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Mar-14

352.   

Fuller, David E.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 Oct. '14; hometown Conway Co., AR; SN 6575376; KIA 3 Jan. '44; awarded Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Childers Cemetery, AR

21-May-13

353.   

Fuller, Steve E.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1917 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; served in ROTC before entering service; was PFC in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635707; earned Silver Star for his actions 6 Dec. '42; MIA 6 Dec. '42; his other awards include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, CIB, WWII Lapel Service Button; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

7-Apr-13

354.   

Fulmer, Charles N.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Spokane, WA; SN 39383091; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

355.   

Fulton, Archie L., Jr.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at VA; hometown Lincoln Co., OR; married; entered service 13 Jul. '44 at Portland, OR; SN 39345171; KIA 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

356.   

Funk, Lloyd W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at OH; resided at 336 Colburn St., Toledo, OH (hometown); entered service 3 Feb. '41 at Toledo, OH; SN 35015803; MIA 4 Dec. '42; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

357.   

Furar, Paul A.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at IL; originally from La Salle, IL; hometown Dane Co., WI; entered service 16 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36207688; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA on 4 Dec. '42 by sniper near Buna, New Guinea; interred in Manila American Cemetery; earned Purple Heart

358.   

Furney, Orvel J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MS; hometown Harrison Co., MS; entered service 16 Feb. '42 at Camp Shelby, MS (may have been in the Army before); SN 6926313 (06926313); served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 27 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Mar-14

359.   

Furr, William C.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1911 at WV; hometown Arlington Co., VA; married Lillian O. Furr; entered service 10 May '43 at Richmond, VA; SN 33637070; served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 29 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned DSC and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Mar-14

360.   

Gagliano, James

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IL; hometown Champaign, IL; entered service 24 Aug. '42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36366178; medic assigned to 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 28 Jan. '44, most likely at Teterei; family states he was killed on New Guinea when a hospital was bombed; or he was a member of 50-man 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, on 28 Jan. ’44; the patrol killed 43 Japanese soldiers, but suffered 8 killed, 6 MIA, and 9 WIA; he was a member of 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River; either he was 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape, or he was 1 of those wounded or dead; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

4-Mar-14

361.   

Gallup, Albert O.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1921 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Gallup, 315 S. Winter St., Adrian, MI (hometown); attended Clayton H. S.; worked on a farm when he entered active service; was PVT in Co. B, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Adrian, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634254; MIA 4 Jun. '44 at Aitape, presumed KIA; awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lime Creek Cemetery, Lime Creek, MI

21-May-13

362.   

Garber, Robert E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn., HQ Co.

born 1911; son of Harold Elston and Edna Pearl (Crumrine) Garber; hometown Richland Co., OH; entered service Sep. '42; SN 35414829; DOW 20 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, OH

25-Jul-13

363.   

Garcia, Ambrosio, Jr.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at NM; hometown Bernalillo Co., NM; entered service 6 Jan. '42 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38070287; MIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna; DPMO states 16 Feb. '42; NARA states FOD; awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

364.   

Garcia, Jose Gaspar

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1925 at NM; hometown Alameda, CA; entered service 24 Sep. '43 at Santa Fe, NM; SN 38583091; KIA 22 Feb. '45 in the Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

365.   

Gardiner, Blake F.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 Jan. '20 at Redfield, SD; son of William and Esther Gardiner; hometown Houghton, SD; entered service  3 Jan. '42, at Fort Snelling, MN; SN 37096927; went overseas 23 Apr. '42; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna; family notified 1 Feb. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

366.   

Gardner, Lorne J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155244; DOW 24 Feb. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

367.   

Garity, Cyril J.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 3 Jan. '19 at WI; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647127; KIA 4 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; interred at Saint Jerome Cemetery, Oconomowoc, WI

15-Dec-13

368.   

Gark, Norman P.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Aug. '24; hometown St. Louis, MO; SN 37613017; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum and Crematory, Lemay, MO

6-Mar-14

369.   

Garner, Kenneth W.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MO; hometown Bollinger Co. or Stoddard Co., MO; entered service 6 Oct. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37389683; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 31 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Mar-14

370.   

Garvin, Zollie D.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1905 at GA; mother Mrs. Annie Elkins, 3619 15th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL (hometown); father D. C. Garvin, Metter, GA; widower, father of 1; worked as fishing boat guide; entered service 8 Apr. '41 at Camp Blanding, FL; trained at Camp Beauregard, LA; SN 34051317; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; mother notified 25 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-May-13

371.   

Geelhoed, Peter

PFC

unknown

born 27 May '19 at MI; son of Orie Geelhoed; hometown Byron Center, MI; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155108; KIA 2 Jan. '43 near Buna Mission; interred at Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, MI

372.   

Gerber, Jake P.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1915 at IL; hometown Monroe, WI; was PVT in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Monroe, WI, on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650666; KIA 19 Nov. '42 at Buna, New Guinea; 1 of 4 original members of Co. K killed at Buna; interred at Manila American Cemetery; earned Purple Heart

373.   

Gerulaitus, Andrew A.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at CT; hometown Hartford Co., CT; entered service 19 Apr. '43 at Hartford, CT; SN 31343619; KIA 19 May '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

374.   

Gervais, Albert R.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born Mar. '17 at MI; hometown Chippewa Co., MI; was PVT in Co. B, l07TH Engr. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Sault Ste. Marie, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20638170; DNB 1 Jun. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Jul-13

375.   

Gerwig, George R., Jr.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at MD; son of George and Augusta Gerwig, Balitmore, MD (hometown); entered service 22 May '44 at Ft. George G. Meade, MA; SN 33888859; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Mar-14

376.   

Gibbs, Walter Andrew

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 19 Feb. '25 at VA; son of Floyd C. Gibbs, R.F.D. 2, Petersburg City, VA (hometown); entered service 4 May '43 at Richmond, VA; SN 33636240; assigned to Co. F, 126TH Inf.; DOW 19 Apr. '45; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA; brother also served

377.   

Gibson, Jimmie

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NC; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. James Gibson; hometown Gibson, NC; entered service 27 Jul. '42 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34313104; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Jack Gibson also died in service

21-May-13

378.   

Giddings, Roy William

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at WI; son of Ray J. and Mary D. Giddings, 622 E. Carlisle Ave., Whitefish Bay, WI (hometown); entered service 29 Apr., '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36209470; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA near Buna; WIA again 7 Dec. '42 when the hospital he was in was bombed by the Japanese; DOW 8 Dec. '42 at age 27; earned Purple Heart; interred at American War Cemetery, a. k. a. Manson Park, at Ipswich, Australia, on 2 Aug. '45; repatriated and re-interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Honolulu, HI on 14 Jan. '49

30-Jun-14

379.   

Gilkey, Lawrence V.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 25 Aug. '13 at WI or MN; son of Charles Leroy and Elizabeth (Verkuehlen) Gilkey; hometown Shiocton, WI; was PVT in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646512; KIA 31 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Shiocton-Bovina Saint Denis Cemetery, Shiocton, WI

25-Jul-13

380.   

Gillam, James

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at KY; hometown Carter Co., KY; entered service 11 May '44 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 35086163; MIA 21 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; NARA states DNB; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

26-Jul-13

381.   

Gillard, John W.

PVT

126TH FA Bn.

born 1920 at TX; some references list hometown as Galveston Co., TX, others list Freestone Co.; entered service 14 Aug. '41 at Houston, TX; SN 38058128; DOW 26 Feb. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

382.   

Gilleland, Andrew James ‘Jim’

2d Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 Mar. ‘24 at Wheeling, WV (hometown); son of Andrew James and Catherine (Blackford) Gilleland, Echo Point, Wheeling, WV, father preceded him in death; also had ties to PA; graduated Linsly Institute in ‘41; attended William and Mary College, played football; attended Washington and Jefferson College, played football; entered service at Ft. Hayes, OH on 27 Mar. ‘43; SN 35751388; commissioned at some point; SN O-1327833; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 24 Apr. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines at age 21; earned Silver Star, likely posthumously; brother Brady B. served in USMC; repatriated and re-interred at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV on 11 Aug. ‘48

12-Feb-17

383.   

Glanz, Gerald Donald

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 24 Jan. '20 at Clay County, NE (hometown); son of Henry Peter and Amalio Neimann Glanz; married, father of 1; SN 37139166; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton, NE

22-May-13

384.   

Glatczak, Richard A. ‘Dick’ (Gladczak)

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born ‘18 at MI; son of Andrew and Helen Glatczak (Gladczak); 2154 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); graduated Boys Trade and Technical H. S. in Milwaukee, was active in basketball and arts; worked at Chicken Pie restaurant; was Pvt. in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20647728; KIA 14 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation; brother Michael P. also served in Co. K and fought at New Guinea; repatriated and re-interred at St. Adelbert’s Cemetery 17 Jul. ‘48; officers and Soldiers of Co. K were active and honorary pallbearers at his re-burial service

25-Dec-13

385.   

Glenn, Victor S.

S. Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G or HQ Co.

born 14 Apr. '20 at New Glarus, WI; son of Elmer C. and Verena Jenny Glenn, 3154 Lindbergh St, Madison, WI (hometown); was Cpl. in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650001; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 18 Dec. '42 near Buna; led 15 men in attack on Japanese pillbox; KIA 18 Dec. '42; interred at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, WI; namesake of Togstad-Glenn Chap. No. 2 of DAV at Madison, WI, the other namesake is 2d Lt. Morris O. Togstad, Wis. Nat. Guard, HQ Co., 127TH Inf., who was the last Soldier from Madison, WI killed in WWI; Togstad Glenn is a street in Madison, WI named in honor of both of these men

386.   

Gloeckle, Herbert A.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 17 Jun. ‘20 at IL; son of George Louis, Sr., and Augusta Agnes (Schroeder) Gloeckle; 2524 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL (hometown); entered service at Camp Grant, IL on 4 Dec. ‘41; SN 36307699; served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; fought at Yakamul, New Guinea ca. 1-5 Jun. ‘44; returned to Yakamul ca. 12 Aug. ‘44; KIA 7 May ‘45 at Mount Imugan, Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star; repatriated and re-interred at Saint Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, IL on 12 Feb. ‘49

11-Apr-17

387.   

Glueck, Talmadge D.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Scott Co., MO; SN 37130217; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Nov-13

388.   

Goad, James R.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TN; hometown Gibson Co., TN; entered service 28 Sep. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34373909; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/2 OLCs; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Nov-13

389.   

Gomez, Manuel G.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘10 at Spain; hometown Orange Co., NY; entered service 20 Aug. ‘42 at Ft. Jay, NY; SN 32433590; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Nov-13

390.   

Gonzales, David Maldonado

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 9 Jun. ‘23 at Pacoima or East Los Angeles, CA; hometown Pacoima, CA; Hispanic American; son of Alfred and Rita Gonzales; married, father of a son; entered service at 31 Mar. ‘44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA or Pacoima, CA; SN 39580611; landed overseas as a replacement ca. Dec. ‘44; assigned to Co. A, 127TH Inf.; earned CIB on 1 Feb. ‘45, just a few weeks after joining the Div.; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 25 Apr. ‘45 along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, ignoring enemy fire, he dug out comrades who had been buried by the detonation of a bomb; KIA or DOW during the event at age 21; President Truman presented his Medal of Honor to his family on 8 Dec. ‘45; his other awards include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 service stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, Expert Rifle Badge; repatriated and re-interred at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA ca. 3 Feb. ‘49; his half-brother, Phillip M. Duarte, served in the Army and was KIA 7 Sep. ‘50 in Korea and lies interred next to him; Pacoima Park in Los Angeles Co., CA, was renamed David M. Gonzales/Pacoima Recreational Center in his honor; the local Army recruiting station and a county Probation Department camp in Malibu were also named in his honor; the interchange of Hwy. 5 (the Golden State Freeway) and Hwy. 118 (the Ronald Regan Freeway) in Los Angeles, the interchange nearest his home, was named the David M. Gonzales Medal of Honor WWII Memorial Interchange during a ceremony on 10 Nov. ‘15

391.   

Good, John J.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘11 at MI; hometown in MI; entered service 28 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156043; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Nov-13

392.   

Goode, Francis K.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 May '19 at SC; hometown Swannanoa, NC; married; entered service 2 Feb. 42 at Ft. Jackson, SC; SN 14073296; earned Silver Star for his role in a dangerous patrol deep behind enemy lines east of the Driniumor River (Aitape) the night of 27 May '44 (he was SGT at the time); battlefield commission to 2LT; SN 0-1690724; KIA 27 Apr. '45 along Villa Verde Trail on Luzon; interred at Hughey Cemetery, Asheville, NC

393.   

Goodman, Audrain H.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Shannon Co., MO; SN 37181096; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 15 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

394.   

Goodman, Cecil Paul

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 13 Jun. '21 at TN; son of Nathaniel George 'Nace' and Allie Bammie (Duncan) Goodman, Camden, TN (hometown); married; entered service 19 Dec. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34501034; served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; member of 50-man 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, on 28 Jan. ’44; the patrol killed 43 Japanese soldiers, but suffered 8 killed, 6 MIA, and 9 WIA; he was a member of 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River; he was likely 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape; MIA 28 Jan. '44 at Teterei, near Saidor, New Guinea; FOD 17 Jan. '46; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 service star, Presidential Unit Citation; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Eastview Cemetery, Camden, TN

6-Mar-14

395.   

Goodman, Hershel

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1919 at VA; hometown Wise Co., VA; entered service 5 Dec. '42 at Abingdon, VA; SN 33526801; KIA 21 April '45 on Luzon, Philippines

396.   

Goodman, Robert P.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922; hometown Craighead Co., AR; entered service 7 Jan. '42; SN 17032519; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 14 Aug. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Mar-14

397.   

Goodrich, Joe Kinsman, Jr.

T/5

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 7 Dec. '19 at Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); son of Dr. Joe K. and Elizabeth Goodrich, 1311 Elm St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI; graduated Lincoln H. S. in '38, participated in baseball, football, basketball and track; attended Central State Teacher's College at Stevens Point, WI for 3 years, played football; in summer played baseball in Wood Co. amateur league; in winter played basketball Wisconsin Rapids City League; entered service Oct. '42; SN 16056938; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served with 126TH Inf.; fought at Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, Leyte, Luzon; WIA 9 Dec. '44 by shrapnel at Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation (Leyte), and CIB; KIA 8 (5) Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; repatriated and re-interred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, WI in May '49; brother James F. also served; namesake of Joe Goodrich Memorial Trophy at Central State Teachers College; namesake of Joe K. Goodrich Memorial Book Fund established at T. B. Scott Public Library in Wisconsin Rapids in Nov. '49

8-Nov-14

398.   

Goodwin, John R.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Anti-tank Co.

hometown Scott Co., AR; NoK Jennie Whisenhunt (aunt), Parks, AR; SN 37102830; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 16 Nov. '42 near Cape Sudest; MIA 16 Nov. '42; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

399.   

Goralski, Frank J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1912 at WI; hometown Manitowoc, WI (NARA states Marathon Co.); entered service 25 Aug. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36260138; served with Co. F, 127TH Inf.; KIA (NARA states DNB) 11 Jun. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

400.   

Gore, Perry Lee

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1919 at AL; hometown Dane Co., WI, also had ties to Huntsville, AL; was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647782; WIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; DOW 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

401.   

Gorski, Edmund L.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 31 Jul. '15 at WI; son of John and Angeline (Karas) Gorski; hometown Milwaukee, WI; graduated Bay View H. S.; worked as oiler for Milwaukee Road; was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647818; KIA 31 Dec. '42 (1 reference states 29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN; brother served in same company

402.   

Graber, Harold E.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 11 Aug. '17; hometown Osceola Co., MI; SN 20634892; was PVT in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 5 Dec. '42; interred at North Brinton Cemetery, Coldwater Township, MI; PC and DSC list home of record as TN; according to enlistment record and census data, he was born in MI not TN

403.   

Gragsone, Winson C.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at OK; hometown Stephens Co., OK; entered service 11 Feb. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39559734; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

404.   

Graham, Linus F.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

son of Mrs Lena Graham, St. Louis, MO (hometown); SN 37181234; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 May '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

405.   

Grant, Billy Ned

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 10 Sep. '18 at Crossett, AR; father William T. Grant, Hamburg, AR (hometown); worked as a farmer; entered service Jan. '42 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, AR; SN 37102788; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; assigned to Co. C, 128TH Inf.; sailed for Australia with the Div. 22 Apr. '42; MIA, presumed KIA, 1 Jul. '44 at Yakamul, near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 service stars; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-Mar-14

406.   

Green, George

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at WI; Native American; son of Luke and Emma (Smoke) Green, Dells Dam, Clark Co., WI (hometown); both parents preceded him in death; was PVT in Svc. Co., 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neillsville, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648588; arrived home from Ft. Livingston on 17 Oct. '41 to visit his dying father (passed away the next day); MIA 16 Nov. '42 at Cape Sudest, New Guinea; later FOD; it's not clear if was killed on one of the supply boats or one of the dinghies that went out from shore to rescue the wounded and salvage supplies; he was WIA by shrapnel; earned Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

7-Mar-14

407.   

Greene, Nelson J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1920 at MI; hometown Mecosta Co., MI; married; was PVT in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634855; DNB 13 Nov. '42; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

408.   

Greenfield, Thomas W.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at MO; hometown Maricopa Co., AZ; married; entered service 8 Dec. '43 at Phoenix, AZ; SN 39864194; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 9 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Mar-14

409.   

Gregory, John R.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 14 Feb. '20; mother Corda Gregory, Piggott, AR (hometown); entered service 5 Jan. '42 at AR; SN 37102768; served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Mar. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Williams Cemetery, Piggott, AR

27-Sep-14

410.   

Gregory, Richard

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at OK; hometown in CA; entered service 3 Mar. '43 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39130054; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Mar-14

411.   

Griffith, James Alvin

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 9 Oct. '24 at OK; hometown Harmon, OK; entered service 31 May '44 at Fort Sill, OK; SN 38700832; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA by grenade 18 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Harmon Cemetery

412.   

Grimes, Clyde D.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Waukegan, IL; SN O-305976; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

413.   

Grippen, Nelson D.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 14 Dec. '15 at Brockton, MA (hometown); entered service 15 Jan. '42 at Ft. Devens, MA; SN 31059648; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Jul. '44 along the Driniumor River near Aitape, New Guinea; interred at Melrose Cemetery, Brockton, MA

414.   

Groner, Paul W.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 4 Jun. '17 at PA; son of Clarence Pearson and Hazel Adele (Labar) Groner, Bangor, PA (hometown); entered service 17 Feb. '42 at Ft. George G. Meade, MD; SN 33141909; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Mar-14

415.   

Grossheim, Roland P.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. '16; son of George and Agnes Grossheim, 5080 Geraldine, St. Louis, MO (hometown); SN 37130614; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Mar-14

416.   

Gruennert, Kenneth E.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 19 Nov. '22 at Helenville, WI (hometown); earned 3 letters in football,played left tackle,  and was captain of the Jefferson H.S. team during its championship year; was also catcher for a Helenville baseball team; enlisted in the Wis. Nat. Guard at age 16; was PVT in Co. L, 127TH Inf. at Jefferson, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647931; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions on 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; he was repatriated and re-interred in Evergreen Cemetery in Helenville on 2 July 1948; the USS Kenneth E. Gruennert was named in his honor; VFW post in Jefferson was created after WWII and was named Endl-Gruennert VFW Post 3589; it was named in honor of two Jefferson County men who were both posthumous Medal of Honor Recipients from the 32D Div. in New Guinea...SSG Gerald Leon Endl and SGT Kenneth E. Gruennert; it was the first Congressional Medal of Honor post in Wisconsin

417.   

Gruhlke, Billy R.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1915 at WI; son of Henry and Lillian (Leonard) Gruhlke, Montello, WI; hometown Columbia Co., WI; was PVT in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649862; DOW 21 Dec. '42; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Mar-14

418.   

Grzelak, Joseph J.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IL; hometown Cook Co., IL; entered service 27 Aug. '42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36367130; DOW 7 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

419.   

Guerra, Domingo

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TX; hometown Hidalgo Co., TX; entered service 11 Aug. '42 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; SN 38143595; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Mar-14

420.   

Guess, William H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 18 May '13; hometown Carroll Co., IA; SN 6263225; MIA 26 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 Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA

22-May-13

421.   

Gundy, Clarence G.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1918 at MO; hometown Muskegon, MI; entered service 11 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36154722; marched over Owen Stanleys; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Morotai and Leyte; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

422.   

Gunzelman, Martin J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; hometown Baltimore Co., MD; entered service 14 Apr. '43 at Baltimore, MD; SN 33720949; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 29 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Nov-13

423.   

Gutknecht, Harold J.

PVT

126TH FA Bn.

born 1919 at WI; hometown Milwaukee, WI; was PVT in Btry. B, 126TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20656075; KIA 20 Nov. '44 at Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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