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

460.   

Haapanen, Albert

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 25 Apr. ‘22 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; Pvt. with Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635743; KIA 26 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 20; listed as MIA on 13 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

461.   

Hablewitz, Sylvester 'Sally'

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 17 Jul. '10 at IL; son of Edward and Anna (Wellner) Hablewitz, Sr., 901 S. 20th St., Manitowoc, WI (hometown); graduated Lincoln H. S.; renowned local athlete; worked in men's dept. at Schuette Bros. for 10 years; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208339; trained at Camp Livingston, LA; discharged Nov. '41 due to age; returned to Manitowoc and worked at ship yard; recalled to service Feb. '42; served with Co. E, 128TH Inf.; wrote letter home, dated 14 Nov. '42, hoping to trade some of New Guinea's tropic heat for some of Manitowoc's late fall temps.; KIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; brother Edward also served; repatriated 30 Jun. '48 and re-interred at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI on 2 Jul. '48

5-May-14

462.   

Haefer, Edward A. (L.)

CPL

121ST FA Regt., Btry. C

born 1920 at WI; son of Alfred and (?) Haefer; hometown Milwaukee, WI; graduated Washington H.S.; married, she lived at 2752 N. 17th St., Milwaukee; joined Wis. Nat. Guard at 17; was PFC in Btry. C, 121ST FA Regt. at Whitefish Bay, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20653504; passed away 24 Feb. '42 at age 20 at Camp Livingston, LA, after a two week illness (DNB)

463.   

Haffner, Anton N.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at KS; son of Ray and Kathryn Haffner; resided at West Saline, KS in '40; hometown Denver Co., CO; entered service 10 Jun. '44 at Ft. Logan, CO; SN 37364641; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 22 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

464.   

Hagen, Alfred

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Dec. '15 at MN; son of Clarence and Dagney (Hanson) Hagen, Glenwood, MN (hometown), mother preceded him in death; entered service 5 Jan. '42 (left Starbuck, MN with a group of draftees including Pfc. Orville H. Jergenson, who was KIA 13 Dec. '44); SN 37097100; KIA 26 Nov. '42 in the Buna-area; 1 of 21 servicemen from Starbuck that were KIA; interred at Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery, Glenwood, MN

13-Apr-14

465.   

Hajduk, Albert

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at OH; hometown Trumbull Co., OH; entered service 24 Nov. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35047809; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

466.   

Hake, Oral

Cpl.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 9 Jan. ‘15 at Grant Co., WI; son of Ira George and Zelma Lee (Cannon) Hake, Cedar Falls, WI (hometown); was Pvt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20648822; 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 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape; KIA 28 Jan. ‘44 near Teterei, New Guinea; reported MIA after the event but ABMC lists him KIA, which implies that he was found; earned Silver Star for his actions 28 Jan. ‘44 near Teterei, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Mar-14

467.   

Halbert, Robert J.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 5 Aug. ‘19 at Battle Creek, MI (hometown); son of E. Merle and Hazel B. Halbert; mother remarried, Mrs. J. W. Schaefer, 131 Academy, Battle Creek, MI; father resided at Bedford Township, Calhoun Co., MI; attended Battle Creek’s Central H. S.; worked at Strand Theater; later worked for Wilcox-Rich Div. of Eaton Manufacturing Co.; entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 14 Apr. ‘41; SN 36154842; served with Co. A, 126TH Inf.; captured (took) and developed photographs of natives in New Guinea and mailed them home to family; KIA 30 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 23; mother received telegram on 25 Jan. ‘43; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; his last letter home was dated 12 Nov. ‘42 and delivered 3 Dec.; earned Purple Heart, mother received it ca. 6 Apr. ‘43, with the medal was a letter of condolence from 1st Lt. Gile A. Herrick, his Cdr.; repatriated and re-interred at Hicks Cemetery, Pennfield, MI on 29 Jul. ‘48; brother served during WWII, Alan, 333D Engr.

16-Sep-18

468.   

Hale, Arbon Chapman ‘A. Chapman’, Jr.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 Jan. ‘22 at TN; son of Arbon Chapman (Columbus) and Laura Lee (Kilpatrick) Hale; hometown Gates, TN; entered service at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA on 16 Oct. ‘42; SN 34377838; served with 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star and Bronze Star, both posthumously; KIA 1 May ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines; both decorations presented in a ceremony at Kennedy Gen. Hosp., Memphis, TN ca. 16 Sep. ‘45; interred at Eureka Church Cemetery, Haywood Co., TN

24-May-17

469.   

Hall, Dalton C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Motley Co., TX; SN 38343706; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 9 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Mar-14

470.   

Hall, Ervin E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at MO; hometown in MI; entered service 24 Feb. '43 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36454469; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

471.   

Halliday, Robert E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Alameda (San Joaquin), CA; SN 39051813 (39051913); served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 19 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

472.   

Hallock, Charles H., Jr.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 15 Sep. ‘19 at KY; son of Charles and Daisy J. (Heaps) Hallock; hometown North Branch, MI; married; entered service at Detroit, MI on 22 Apr. ‘41; SN 36112151; served with Co. L, 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star for his actions 2 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 5 Dec. ‘42; interred at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Branch, MI

8-Apr-13

473.   

Hamaker, Everett C.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1920 at Ogle Co., IL; son of George Washington Hamaker and Susanne Victoria Whetsel; hometown Flint, MI; married; SN 1299738; KIA 13 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

474.   

Hamblin, Harold J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at OK; hometown Covington, OK; entered service 7 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38062519; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

475.   

Hamilton, Chelsea B.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘21 at ID; son of Oliver B. and Phyllis M. (Williams) Hamilton, 25821 Cayuga St., Lomita, CA (hometown); lived in Lomita for 6 years, previously resided at Walteria area of Torrance, CA for 13 years; graduated Narbonne H. S., Class of ‘39; worked for Rubbercraft Corp., Torrance, CA; married (according to enlistment record, newspaper articles didn't mention a wife); entered service 26 May ‘43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39574451; overseas Nov. ‘43; served with 126TH Inf.; 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 (was Pvt. at the time); received his decoration 1 Sep. ‘44; promoted to S. Sgt.; MIA, later declared KIA, on 23 Nov. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines ca. age 23; parents notified ca. 4 Jan. ‘45; also earned Bronze Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-Feb-13

476.   

Hamilton, Fred C.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1920 at MI; hometown Mecosta Co., MI; was PFC in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634791; MIA 5 Dec. '42, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

477.   

Hamilton, Marvin M.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 9 Nov. '18 at Beckemeyer, IL; son of John and Kate Hamilton, father preceded him in death; hometown Clinton Co., IL; entered service 2 Oct. '42 at Peoria, IL; SN 36429063; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Mar-14

478.   

Hammond, Sylvan Cicero

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 8 Jun. '15 at GA; hometown Ellis Co., TX, also had ties to High Point, AL; married; enlisted in Nat. Guard, likely TX; entered service 10 Oct. '42 at Dallas, TX; SN 38281855; assigned to Co. I, 126TH Inf.; KIA 24 Oct. '44 by strafing Japanese aircraft while unloading a ship at Morotai; interred at High Point Cemetery, Marshall County, AL; also memorialized at Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, TX

479.   

Hammons, Clyde B.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at OK; hometown Denver Co., CO; married; entered service 10 Jun. '44 at Ft. Logan, CO; SN 37364661; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 11 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

480.   

Hampton, James L.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OR; hometown Marion Co., OR; married; entered service 8 Jun. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39477443; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

481.   

Hand, Herbert A.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 29 Sep. ‘22; son of William T. and Maude E. Hand, 721 Webster Ave., Chicago, IL; SN 36691978; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA 20 Nov. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines; DOW 26 Nov. ‘44; mother placed ad in National Legionaire in Jan. ‘46 seeking information of son's death; repatriated and re-interred at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL on 28 Aug. ‘48

14-Apr-17

482.   

Haney, Johnnie Duane

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Haney, Bridgeport, TX (hometown); SN 38437282; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 5 Apr. '45 by a sniper along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart, which family received ca. 5 Jul. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Clint also served

10-Mar-14

483.   

Hanks, Pat

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 20 Mar. '24; hometown Hobbs, NM; entered service Jun. '42; SN 38441089; overseas Feb. '44; KIA on Luzon, Philippines on 20 Mar. '45, his 21st birthday; interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM

484.   

Hannon, John D. 'Jack'

TSgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Ringgold Co., IA; entered service Jan. '42; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; overseas with 126TH Inf. in Apr. '42; SN 37111535; KIA at 1730 hours on 12 Dec. '44 along the Ormoc Road on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

485.   

Hansen, James C.

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1 Nov. '22 at WI; mother Mrs. Myrtle Hansen, 712 S. Cherry St., Marshfield, WI (hometown); father preceded him in death; graduated Marshfield H. S., renowned in athletics; was PFC in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649187; discharged in Nov. '41; returned to service about 2 mos. later; went first to Ft. Sheridan, IL, then re-joined his unit at Camp Beauregard, LA; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; mother received telegram 26 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Charles also served

10-Mar-14

486.   

Hansen, Lester F.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 8 Apr. '19 at New Holstein, WI; son of Joseph and Barbara Hansen, Town of Centerville, Manitowoc Co., WI (hometown); farmed with his parents; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208358; sent to Camp Livingston, LA where he was assigned to 128TH Inf.; home on leave for 16 days at Christmas '41; engaged while home on leave; KIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; parents received telegram 22 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at St. Wendel Cemetery, Centerville, WI

10-Mar-14

487.   

Harbison, Orville Lee

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 3 Sep. '17 at Elm Store, AR; son of Elba and Frances (England) Harbison; hometown Oregon Co., MO; SN 37130703; served with 1ST Plt., Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Myrtle Cemetery, Myrtle, MO

6-Jun-14

488.   

Hargrove, Vernon M.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1917 at AL; mother Mrs. Emma Hargrove, Rt. 1, Veto, AL (hometown); entered service 22 Aug. '42 at Ft. McClellan, AL; SN 34338797; served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 28 Jan. '44 near Saidor, likely Teterei, New Guinea; likely 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; mother received letter of condolence from cdr., Capt. Sheldon M. Dannelly, printed in Alabama Courier on 9 Mar. '44; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; brother Homer T. also served

10-Mar-14

489.   

Harrell, Woodrow O. (Harrel)

S. Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 Jan. ‘14 at Barry Co., MO; son of Charles Aud and Daisy Jane (Creason) Harrell, Rt. 1, Exeter, MO; hometown Los Angeles or Humboldt Co., CA; entered service at San Francisco, CA on 11 Jul. ‘42; SN 39097255; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star, posthumously; KIA 30 Nov. (3 Nov.) ‘44 at Papua, New Guinea at age 30 [either date of death or place of death is wrong; if date is accurate, then place would have to be Leyte, Philippines; if place is accurate, then year would have to be ‘42]; decoration presented to his mother in a ceremony at Camp Crowder ca. 26 Jul. ‘45; repatriated and re-interred at Chitwood Cemetery, Wheaton, MO on 21 Apr. ‘49

 

490.   

Harrington, Leo M.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1903 at MI; hometown Ionia, MI; was SGT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635312; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-May-13

491.   

Harris, Clarence R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NC; hometown Iredell Co., NC; married; entered service 22 Aug. '42 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34037780; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

492.   

Harris, Edward J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at CA; hometown Milwaukee Co., WI; entered service 29 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36209385; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 2 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Mar-14

493.   

Harris, Hilton N.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘17 at NC; son of J. B. and Clara Harris, Plymouth, NC (hometown); entered service 14 Aug. ‘42 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34316374; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 17 Jan. ‘46 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was MIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11-Mar-14

494.   

Harrison, Wilburn L.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at AR; hometown Grant Co., AR; entered service 7 Jul. '43 at Little Rock, AR; SN 38510617; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW (KIA) 9 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Poyen Cemetery, Poyen, AR

24-Nov-13

495.   

Hart, George W.

Tec. 5

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1911 at MT; hometown Pierce Co., WA; entered service 3 Aug. '42 at Tacoma, WA; SN 39184753; DNB 29 Aug. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

496.   

Hartel, Dwight W.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at OH; hometown Canal Fulton, OH; entered service 22 Nov. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35047581; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 7 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of Dwight Hartel Post No. 723 of American Legion at Canal Fulton, OH

24-Nov-13

497.   

Haslam, Donald J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at UT; son of Mr. and Mrs. Josh Haslam, Valmy, NV; hometown Stockton, UT; married; entered service 1 Sep. '43 at Salt Lake City, UT; SN 39919630; KIA 19 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-May-13

498.   

Hassing, Victor J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at OR; hometown Mt. Angel, OR; married, father of 2; entered service 10 May '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39474894; KIA 9 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-May-13

499.   

Hatlestad, John

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in MN, also entered service from there; also had ties to Ellis Co., OK; SN 01316751; in Spring Valley, MN area on furlough in Mar. '44; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; KIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; interred at Manila American Cemetery

500.   

Hauert, Sheldon G.

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 23 Oct. ‘15 at WI; son of Wilbert and Adora Hauert, 517 N. Bates St., Appleton, WI (hometown); attended Appleton H. S.; Pvt. in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646517; promoted to Pfc.; WIA near Buna; received Purple Heart ca. Sep. ‘43; promoted to S. Sgt.; KIA 7 Mar. ‘45 by a sniper while attempting to rescue a wounded comrade lying helplessly in an open field along the Villa Verde Trail northeast of Santa Maria on Luzon, Philippines, earned Silver Star for his actions, bestowed posthumously; other awards include OLC to Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, and CIB; served from mobilization to Luzon; originally interred in U.S. cemetery in Santa Barbara, Luzon; later re-interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

501.   

Hawblitzel, William R.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 29 May '19 at IN; hometown St. Joseph Co., IN; married; entered service 19 Sep. '44 at Indianapolis, IN; SN 35908841; KIA 29 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend, IN

23-May-13

502.   

Hayes, Richard E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at AK; son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Hayes, 213 W. 7th St., Chester, PA (hometown); married; entered service 2 Jul. '43 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 13199928; overseas Aug. '44; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 15 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

503.   

Hayes, Robert L.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1901(?) at OK; hometown Roberts Co., TX; entered service 29 Jul. '42 at Lubbock, TX; SN 38106992; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

504.   

Hazard, Alfred S. (Hazhard)

1st Lt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 27 Apr. ‘19 at MD; son of William O. and Maud W. Hazard, 131 Chestnut Ave., Takoma Park, MD (hometown); attended U. of Maryland, Arts and Sciences, ca. ‘37-‘40; entered service at Baltimore, MD on 18 Jul. ‘41; SN 33064782; commissioned at some point; SN O-1292520; served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; DNB (KIA) 10 Mar. ‘45 at Leyte, Philippines at age 25; C-46D-5-CU ‘Commando,’ SN 44-77341, with a crew of 7, took off from Mabalacat Airfield, Luzon, to evacuate 30 casualties to Tanauan Airfield, Leyte, it never arrived, wreckage located at some point, all crewmembers and passengers were killed; he was 1 of at least 4 of the passengers from the 32D Div., including Pfc. Alvin L. Nelson, Pfc. Robert E. Sosey, Capt. Floyd E. Walther; interred at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

14-Mar-17

505.   

Hazuka, George A.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 2 Dec. ‘21 at MI; son of Anthony and Regina Hazuka, 3854 Miller, Hamtramck, MI, both Polish immigrants; hometown Detroit, MI; was Cpl. in Co. G, 107TH Med. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; may have been discharged at some point and re-entered service 1 Feb. ‘41 (at Jacksonville AAF, FL?); SN 20639334; transferred to Co. H, 127TH Inf. at some point; nicknamed ‘Hawkeye’ by Lt. Alan Simms at Buna for his ability to spot Japanese snipers; DNB 27 Oct. ‘44 at age 22; 1 of 4,459 Americans repatriated to San Francisco aboard U.S. Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce ca. 1 Jun. ‘48; re-interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI

20-Dec-13

506.   

Headington, William R., Jr.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 25 Aug. '24 at OK; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Headington, 2911 Gunn St., San Diego, CA (hometown ); attended San Diego State College; he lived in Los Angeles, CA and was employed as an automobile mechanic there; entered service 7 Apr. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39292934; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA (DNB, drowned) 7 Feb. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea, while attempting to rescue a comrade; earned Bronze Star; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, CA

11-Mar-14

507.   

Healy, Dennis P.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at IL; hometown San Francisco, CA; entered service 5 Jan. '42 at Presidio of Montery, CA; SN 39085298; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 27 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Mar-14

508.   

Hebard, Harry G. (D. or B.)

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1917 at WI; mother Mrs. Vida Hebard, Sparta, WI; hometown Adams Co., WI; was PVT in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649870; KIA 21 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta, WI

11-Mar-14

509.   

Hedrick, Robert E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IL; hometown Sangamon Co., IL; entered service 13 Nov. '41 at Peoria, IL; SN 36053549; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 31 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Mar-14

510.   

Heggestad, Arnold Trace

Capt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 13 Oct. ‘13; son of Erick Arne and Gunda (Veium) Heggestad, Dunkirk, WI (hometown) (they resided at 705 Park St., Stoughton, WI ca. ‘50); graduated Stoughton H. S. in ‘31; graduated U. of Wis., Class of ‘39, participated in ROTC, member of House Presidents Council, Lodging House Council, Blue Shield, University 4H Club, Norse Club, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; member of First Lutheran Church, Stoughton, WI (member of Bethel Lutheran Church while attending U. of Wis.); enlisted in Co. I, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Stoughton, WI; attained rank of Sgt. before being commissioned 2d Lt. in Sep. ‘40; mobilized with the unit on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN O-401600; completed Inf. School, Ft. Benning, GA., Mar. ‘41; promoted 1st Lt. in Jun. ‘41; assigned Cdr. of Co. H, 128TH Inf.; promoted to Capt. in ‘42 in Australia; KIA 1 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 29; family received telegram 11 Jan. ‘43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, WI

12-Mar-14

511.   

Hellenbrand, William

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NY; hometown Erie Co., NY; entered active service as infantryman with NY Nat. Guard on 16 Sep. '40 at Buffalo, NY; SN 20230998; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 7 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

512.   

Hellmuth, Raymond F.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at NY; hometown Queens, NY; entered service 17 Nov. '41 at New York, NY; SN 12035907; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

513.   

Helm, Wesley

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at KY; hometown Jefferson Co., KY; entered service 14 Aug. '42 at Louisville, KY; SN 35489414; DOW 14 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-May-13

514.   

Helmedag, Gilbert A.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 17 Jan. ‘22 at IL; son of Ferdinand ‘Fred’ and Katherine (Jaeger) Helmedag; hometown Quincy, IL; SN 36686681; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star, posthumously; KIA 31 Mar. ‘45 at Leyte, Philippines at age 23; interred at Saint Boniface Cemetery, Quincy, IL

28-May-17

515.   

Helms, Seab F.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at NC; hometown Union Co., NC; married; entered service 29 Oct. '42 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34436973; DOW 25 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-May-13

516.   

Heminger, Francis R.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Bottineau Co., ND; SN 37096496; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. '42, near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred with Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

517.   

Henagin, Paul Harvey

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 6 Apr. ‘22 (‘21) at Wright, MN, Buffalo, MN, or in MI; son of Delbert Barton ‘Jack’ and Alice (Koning) Henagin, Rt. 1, Virginia Park, Ottawa Co., MI; hometown Holland, MI; Pfc. with Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20634593; promoted to Sgt.; KIA 27 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 20 (21); earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

518.   

Henckel, Paul T.

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘18 (‘19) at MI; hometown Otsego, MI; entered service 23 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155634; served with 126TH Inf.; MIA 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, killed by a sniper, ca. age 24 (23); listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, MI

24-May-13

519.   

Hendricks, Gilbert T.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘17 at MI; father Peter T. Hendricks, 216 Carlton Ave. S. E., Grand Rapids, MI; some references state he resided with sister, Mrs. Ernest Phillips, 64 E. 32nd St., Holland, MI; resided with siblings at 440 Cass Ave., Grand Rapids, MI at ‘40 census; hometown Grand Rapids or Holland, MI; entered service 21 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155332; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 29 Dec. (24 Dec.) ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea ca. age 25; listed on 4 Mar. ‘43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

520.   

Hendricksen, Robert J.

Pfc.

unknown

born ‘25 at WA; hometown Snohomish Co., WA; entered service at Seattle, WA on 15 Apr. ‘43; SN 39206737; served with 32D Div.; earned Silver Star, posthumously; KIA 21 Mar. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines ca. age 20; repatriated and re-interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA on 4 Aug. ‘48

28-May-17

521.   

Henning, Roland G.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1915 at PA; hometown in PA; entered service 12 Apr. '43 at New York, NY; SN 32887645; MIA 26 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; ABMC & DPMO state 27 Feb. '46; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

24-May-13

522.   

Henry, Donald George

PVT

120TH FA Regt., Btry. E

born 1916 ('15) in MN; son of Mr. and Mrs. George Henry, Rt. 3, Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); constable in Town of Grand Rapids; was PVT in Btry. E, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20652433; seriously injured when his motorcycle was struck by a car at 1110 hours on 22 Oct. '40 at Covington, TN; he suffered head injuries and a broken neck; he expired in the ambulance enroute to a hospital in Ripley, TN; the driver, William Ford, was drunk, a case of liquor was found in his car, and not seriously injured; Henry was first Wis. Nat. Guard casualty since mobilization; he was part of the unit's advance party enroute to Camp Beauregard, LA; he was one of several Soldiers riding their own motorcycles who were detailed to serve as dispatch riders and traffic guides for the convoy; about 1,000 people gathered at the Milwaukee Road depot to meet the Hiawatha train returning his body to Wisconsin Rapids on 24 Oct.; Charles Hagerstrom Post No. 9 of American Legion provided a color guard that escorted the hearse from the depot to the mortuary, again from the mortuary to the church, and then from church to cemetery; a pair of Legionnaires stood guard with his casket continuously, in 1-1/2 hour shifts, until he was interred; the Legion also provided military honors during the funeral; former members of Btry. E and members of the Wisconsin Rapids Motorcycle Club, of which he was a member, were honorary pallbearers; interred at Calvary Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 26 Oct.; Btry. E held a memorial service for him 27 Oct. at Camp Beauregard

24-Mar-14

523.   

Hensley, Leroy

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TN; mother Mrs. Ida Hensley, Jonesville, VA (hometown); married, father of (at least) 1; entered service 4 Dec. '41 at Roanoke, VA; SN 33091571; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Mar-14

524.   

Hensley, Warren J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 May '20 at Yancey County, NC (hometown); son of Alexander A. and Bertie Marsh Hensley; entered service 10 Sep. '41 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34170049; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Will Young Cemetery, Yancey County, NC

24-May-13

525.   

Hercer, Vincent J.

1st Lt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 23 Jan. '14; hometown Rockford, IL; attend St. Norbert College, Class of  ’41; SN O-394835; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Spring Valley, IL

3-Nov-14

526.   

Hermann, John

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 12 Jul. ‘17 at Kenosha, WI; hometown Sheboygan, MI; married; Pvt. in Co. F, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Sheboygan, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646906; KIA 25 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 25; repatriated and re-interred at Lutheran Cemetery, Sheboygan, WI on 16 Feb. ‘49

29-May-17

527.   

Hermansen, Emil G.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917; hometown Corning, IA; SN 37111144; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Maple Grove Cemetery, Audubon, IA

24-May-13

528.   

Heron, John A.

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Feb. ‘25 at TX; hometown Erath Co. or Falls Co., TX; entered service at Abilene, TX on 17 May ‘43; SN 38513896; served with 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star, posthumously; DOW 3 May ‘45 at age 20; interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX

29-May-17

529.   

Hersman, Carl W.

1LT

114TH Engr. Bn.

hometown Summit Co., OH; SN O-1109359; KIA 2 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

530.   

Herynk, Robert J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 Aug. '15; hometown Washington Co., KS; SN 37139008; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at St. John Catholic Cemetery, Hanover, KS

24-May-13

531.   

Hettinger, John Adams

Col.

128TH Inf. Regt., HQ

born 12 Feb. ‘93; son of James and Lula (Adams) Hettinger, 615 Sherman East, Hutchinson, KS; attended Ohio Wesleyan U. ca. ‘13; attended U. of Kans., School of Law, ca. ‘16; married Frances Oppenheimer, father of John A., Jr., David A.; hometown Colorado Springs, CO; enlisted in Kans. NG, Co. E at Hutchinson, KS, likely 2D Kans. Inf.; served during WWI; commissioned at some point; Capt. and Cdr. of Btry. E, 76TH FA Regt., 3D Div. during Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne; transferred to HQ, 2D Bn., 76TH FA Regt.; WIA, gassed, at Montfaucon, listed on 31 Jan. ‘19 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; Roll of Honor of the 76th U.S. Field Artillery states he earned DSC for his actions at Montfaucon and later at Bois de Remoiville on 10 Nov. ‘18 and earned DSM for his actions at Louppy on 10 Nov. ‘18; 32D ID WWII states he earned Silver Star; I haven’t found any additional information about his WWI awards; stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, TX ca. ‘30; Maj. Gen. William H. Gill’s Chief of Staff when he assumed cmd. of 32D Div. 1 Mar. ‘43; assumed cmd. of 128TH Inf. in Aug. ‘44, succeeded Lt. Col. Herbert A. Smith; KIA 27 Mar. ‘45 by artillery shell on the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon at age 52; he was observing the action along the front line in the 3D Bn. sector when a Japanese artillery barrage opened up, he and his jeep driver sought cover in an old gun position, reinforced with sandbags, it received a direct hit and both were KIA; earned DSC, posthumously, for his actions 27 Mar. ‘45; repatriated and re-interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 29 Jun. ‘48; sons John A., Jr., and David A. both served in Army and attained rank of Lt. Col.;

13-Dec-16

532.   

Hicks, Richard A.

PFC

129TH FA Bn.

born 1912 at MO; hometown Canyon Co. or Twin Falls Co., ID, or in IA; married; entered service 25 Apr. '44 at Boise, ID; SN 39925742; served with 129TH FA Bn.; DNB 8 Jun. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jun-14

533.   

Hieger (Heiger), Aloysius (Alousos)

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1914 at MO; son of Bernard and Theresa (Engelhard) Hieger (father preceded him in death), St Louis, MO (hometown); SN 37130329; served with 1ST Plt., Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA, date and circumstances unknown; repatriated and re-interred ca. Aug. '48 at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, MO

3-Jun-14

534.   

Higgins, Henry F.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 13 Feb. ‘25 at McGuffey, OK; son of Burnett and Mollie (Baldridge) Higgins, Rt. 2, Miami, OK (hometown); attended Miami H. S.; entered service 26 Jul. ‘44 at Oklahoma City; SN 38570562; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; embarked for active duty in Jan. ‘45; assigned to 128TH Inf.; KIA 22 May ‘45 by a sniper along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines; interred with Christian rites in Army Cemetery No. 1, Santa Barbara, Luzon; later repatriated and re-interred at Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, OK

535.   

Hildreth, Harry Edwin (A.)

Tec. 5

32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.

born 5 Oct. ‘21 at Wyatt, WV; son of Carl and Florida Geneva (Harbert or Herbert) Hildreth, father served with Co. L, 30TH Inf., 3D Div. during WWI; hometown Marion Co., WV, likely Mannington; SN 35387180; served with 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.; KIA (DNB) 20 Nov. ‘44 during a patrol near Agayayan, Leyte, Philippines ca. 1530 hours; “accidentally killed by a hand grenade which exploded in his pocket”; interred at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery, Mannington, WV

21-Mar-17

536.   

Hill, Alex G. (O.)

Pvt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘18 at MN; hometown Clawson, MI; entered service 16 Sep. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36127675; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, ca. age 24; listed on 27 Feb. ’43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Mar-14

537.   

Hill, Van William

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915; hometown Craighead Co., AR; entered service 10 Jul. '42 at Little Rock, AR; SN 37102849; served with 1ST Plt., 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 likely 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; MIA 28 Jan. '44 at Teterei, near Saidor, New Guinea; FOD 17 Jan. '46; earned DSC for his actions 28 Jan. '44 at Teterei, near Saidor; also earned Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Macey Cemetery, Monette, AR

12-Mar-14

538.   

Hines, George H.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Coconino Co. AZ; SN 38070717; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Mar-14

539.   

Hinman, David 'Chief'

TSgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 23 Mar. '09 at MI; hometown Williamsburg, MI; Native American; entered service 29 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156109; assigned to Co. G, 127TH Inf. early on; rotated home from Luzon with 92 points after 3 years in the Pacific; discharged at Fort Sheridan, IL on 5 May '45; awards include CIB and Presidential Unit Citation; he was killed by a freight train in Chicago on 22 May '45 while making his way home; interred at Yuba Cemetery, Grand Traverse Co., MI

540.   

Hirales, Felipe V.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1910 at MEX; hometown Cochise Co., AZ; entered service 9 Jan. '42 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38070862; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Mar-14

541.   

Hoag, Walter G.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 29 Feb. '16 at Ashland, WI; son of George W. and Ernesta Hoag, 111 S. Cherry St., Marshfield, WI (hometown); graduated McKinley H. S. in '33; worked at Wenzel Market; entered service 7 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36206281; served with 128th Inf., either 1ST or 3D Bn.; KIA 19 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; family received telegram 18 Dec. '42 stating he had been MIA since 19 Nov.; they received telegram 6 Jan. '43 stating his status changed to KIA as of 19 Dec.; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 2 brothers also served, Gerald in Co. C, 128TH Inf. and Donald USMC

13-Mar-14

542.   

Hochholzer, Edwin (Edward)

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 5 Jun. '22 at Neenah, WI (hometown); son of Frank and Lydia Hochholzer; graduated Neenah H. S.; worked at Valvoline Filling Station in Neenah; joined Wis. Nat. Guard ca. '38; SN 20647501; was PFC in Co. I, 127TH Inf. at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. '40; initially MIA; declared KIA 11 Jan. '43

543.   

Hoffman, Perry Richard, Jr. ‘Dick’ (P. Richard, Richard P.)

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 22 Apr. '24 at Shamokin, PA; son of Perry R. and Bertha R. (Koble) Hoffman, Livingston St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, PA (hometown); also had ties to Mahanoy City and Mount Carmel, PA; graduated Valley Forge Military Academy in Feb. '43; entered service at Ft. George G. Meade, MD on 20 Feb. '43 ('42); SN 13185447; served with Co. B, 126TH Inf.; hospitalized for tropical illness; returned to duty 9 Aug. '44; KIA 13 Aug. '44 near Yakamul, New Guinea at age 20; family notified 28 Aug. '44; repatriated 19 Aug. '49; re-interred at Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

20-Feb-17

544.   

Holm, Merl W.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 5 Apr. ‘20; son of Andrew ‘Andy’ Holm, R.F.D. 1, Lake City, IA (hometown); attended Lake City H. S. for 1 year, left after 9th grade to work on the farm; entered service 31 Dec. ‘41 at Des Moines, IA; SN 37111202; served with Co. K, 126TH Inf.; earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions 26 Nov. ‘42 near Sanananda, New Guinea; MIA 26 Nov. ‘42, presumed KIA, at age 22; family notified ca. 28 Feb. ‘43;  father received Silver Star during ceremony in Community Building at Lake City, IA on 13 Oct. ‘43, it was pinned to his lapel by Brig. Gen. Paul B. Clemens, of 7TH Service Command, Omaha, NE, Gen. Clemens was Cdr. of 32D Div. when mobilized; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Calhoun Co., IA’s first WWII KIA; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lake City Cemetery, Lake City, IA

11-Apr-13

545.   

Holman, Gordon Hawley

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 23 Feb. ‘18 at Town of Dayton, Waupaca Co., WI; son of Theron C. and Maude Lillian (Voysey) Holman, Waupaca, WI (hometown), father preceded him in death, mother re-married, Mrs. Price; Pfc. in AT Plt., HQ Co., 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Waupaca, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20645627; transferred to AT Co., 127TH Inf.; promoted to Cpl.; KIA 24 Nov. ‘44 at Capoocan (Cappcan) Sector, Leyte, Philippines at age 26, artillery fire; earned Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation (Aitape); interred at Crystal Lake Cemetery,  Rural, WI; mother received letter of condolence from his Cdr., Capt. John M. Ciszenski (more likely Capt. Ciszewski), written on 8 Jan. ‘45; brother, Phillip W., also served with Army Air Force during WWII

6-Jan-18

546.   

Holmes, Russell (Russel) J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at AR, some referneces state OK; hometown Laramie Co. or Crook Co., WY; may have had ties to Sheridan, AR; worked on a ranch near Laramie, WY in '40; married; entered service 30 Mar. '44 at Ft. Logan, CO; SN 37362309; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 1 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Mar-14

547.   

Holst, Lester J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at WI; hometown Sheboygan Co., WI; was CPL in Co. F, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sheboygan, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646874; KIA 23 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

548.   

Hoodjer, Carl A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Nov. '16 near Allison, IA; son of John C. and Dena Hoodjer (father preceded him in death); hometown Butler Co., IA; graduated Clarksville H. S.; worked in farming when he entered service; entered service Dec. '41; SN 37111137; trained in CA and deployed overseas with 126TH Inf. in Apr. '42; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; mother received telegram 25 Jan. '43; 1st Allison area Soldier killed; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Clarence also served

24-May-13

549.   

Hook, Ira F.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

mother Mrs. Ida Bowers, Cedar Rapids, IA (hometown); resided at N. High St., Anamosa, IA in '40; married; SN 37111845; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 28 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Mar-14

550.   

Hootman, Harold Milard (Hooten)

Maj.

127TH Inf. Regt., HQ

born 13 Jun. ‘98 at Union City, IN; son of Reverend Addison Monroe and Ardelia Hootman, both preceded him in death; hometown Kent Co., MI; married Matilda Audrienne Nicolle, father of 2; Pvt. in Btry. A, 123D FA, 33D Div. vs. Co. C, 6TH Ill. Inf. on 14 Sep. ‘17; 2d Lt. in Btry. B during WWI; Lt. in Officers Reserve Corps after WWI, one reference implied possible Regular Army service; graduated DePauw U. in ‘23; was Capt. in 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, on 15 Oct. ‘40; KIA 24 Dec. ‘42 (some sources state 4 Jan. ‘43) near Buna, New Guinea after he volunteered to go forward to report on the situation for Col. Grose; when he was later recovered, evidence suggested that he fell while trying to take a bunker singlehanded

551.   

Hopper, Link Pershing 'L. Pershing' or 'Pershing'

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 21 Jan. '20 at Kilbourne, LA; son of William B. and Bridget 'Biddy' Hopper, Fornfelt, MO (hometown), father preceded him in death; family moved from LA to MO in '31; confirmed at St. Joseph's Parish, Fornfelt, MO on 17 Oct. '34; graduated St. Joseph's Catholic School; enrolled at New Madrid CCC camp 14 Apr. '38; entered service 5 Jan. '42; SN 37130498; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; assigned to 1ST Plt., Co. A, 128TH Inf.; sailed for Australia with the Div.; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; mother was Gold Star Mother in Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6407 at Scott City, MO; at least 1 of 4 brothers also served, Ray; repatriated ca. Jun. '48 and re-interred at Saint Joseph Cemetery, Scott County, MO

2-Jun-14

552.   

Horgan, Frederick J. 'Fred'

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born '20 ('19) at WI; son of Cornelius and Clara Horgan, 627 Staning St., Beaver Dam, WI (hometown); was CPL in Co. E, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Beaver Dam, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649591; MIA, presumed KIA, 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Beaver Dam, WI

13-Mar-14

553.   

Horn, Charles W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at KY; hometown Lee Co., KY; entered service 16 Mar. '43 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN35792881; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

554.   

Horn, Eugene A. 'Gene'

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 23 May '24 at MT; Native American, Blackfeet; hometown Browning, MT; single w/dependents; entered service 8 Apr. '43 at Butte, MT; SN 39617533; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 26 Nov. '44, shot in the head, on Leyte, Philippines; Pfc. Jackie Heavy Runner, Jr., relative from Browning, MT, saw him get hit and carried him down the trail to the medics; interred at Saint Michael's Cemetery, Browning, MT

4-Nov-14

555.   

Horrocks, Kenneth William ‘Danny’

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 31 May ‘22 at Evergreen Township, Montcalm Co., MI; son of Thomas and Buelah Horrocks, Ionia, MI (hometown); father preceded him in death, mother remarried, Mrs. Claud Otto, Easton, MI; attended Ionia H. S.; married Rosalie Cailleteau (Galleteau), Alexandria, LA, on 10 Dec. ‘41; SN 20635362; Pvt. in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; he and Pvt. Ferman D. Randall were befriended, practically adopted, by the Joe Francis family in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, his mother wrote a letter to Mrs. Francis to thank them for looking out for her son; KIA (DNB) 5 Nov. ‘42 near Natunga at age 19 (many references list cause of death as DNB, some references, including the telegram his mother received, state he was KIA) (early newspaper accounts state his death was caused by Japanese weapons fire); killed when C-47 Broadway Limited crashed while attempting aerial re-supply of 2D Bn. as it marched over the Owen Stanley Mountains on New Guinea; listed on 3 Jan. ‘43 casualty list; mother received letter of condolence from his commander, Capt. Harry C. Mencleuski (Mencleuski); Ferman notified the Francis family of Horrocks’ death, Horrocks’ sister also notified them; the Francis family placed memorial announcements in their local newspaper; interred at Evergreen Township Cemetery, Sheridan, MI; brother served with 32D Div. during WWII (brother served in same unit), Pvt. Elton J., WIA soon after his brother was KIA

556.   

Horton, Hershel George (Herschel)

1st Lt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 15 Nov. ‘13 at IL; son of George A., Jr. and Odessa J. (A.) (Jones) Horton; family resided at Batavia, IL at ‘20 census; family resided at Aurora, IL at ‘30 census; graduated Aurora’s East H. S. in ‘31; hometown South Bend, IN; attended U. of Notre Dame, Class of ‘43; completed 4-week Citizens Military Training Camp (CMTC) at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN ca. 31 Aug. ‘35, awarded VFW Medal “for being the most proficient basic candidate in camp”; also completed CMTC in ‘37, cadet commander of Co. C; called to active service in Apr. ‘41; SN O-373543; served with Co. I, 126TH Inf.; reportedly decorated for leading a supply patrol somewhere between Soputa and Sanananda, “had the distinction
of being cited by General Douglas MacArthur for outstanding service in leading ration parties to American troops in the jungles”
; WIA 1 Dec. ‘42 while trying to locate and identify recent U.S. casualties; WIA again ca. 11 Dec. ’42; wrote a heartrending letter to his parents in his note book on 11 Dec. ‘42 as he lay dying and waiting to be rescued; KIA ca. 15 Dec. (12 Dec.) ‘42 at age 29; earned at least one Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal; family received his personal effects, including the letter, from Lt. Col. John R. Murphy, quartermaster depot, Kansas City, MO ca. 11 Nov. ‘43; repatriated and re-interred at Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, IL on 12 Jul. ‘48; after reading Lt. Horton’s dying letter in newspapers, Mrs. George I. Reynolds, whose son Tec. 5 Maxwell L. Reynolds was also KIA near Buna, invited Horton’s mother to visit their farm, which she did ca. Mar. ‘44 and Sep. ‘45, she also visited Percy Jones Gen. Hosp. to talk with Soldiers who may have known her son

557.   

Hosman, Gerald

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born ‘19 at MI; son of Mrs. Nora C. Hoseman, 729 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); Pfc. with Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635917; MIA, presumed KIA, 12 Dec. ‘42, ca. age 21; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

19-Apr-17

558.   

Hovde, Emery L.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1913 at WI; mother Mrs. Hans Hovde; hometown Dunn Co., WI; was PVT in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648805; KIA 29 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Mar-14

559.   

Hovi, Elton C.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 20 Jun. '18 at WI; son of Carl H. and Ida (Johnsrud) Hovi, 525 South 27th St., Manitowoc, WI (hometown); attended Lincoln H. S.; was PVT in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646699; WIA near Buna, New Guinea; DOW 6 Jan. '43; repatriated ca. Jun. '48 and re-interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI

27-Dec-13

560.   

Howe, Merle Henry

Col.

128TH Inf. Regt., HQ

born 11 Apr. ‘96 at Mount Pleasant, MI (hometown); son of Henry W. and Edith Adell (Knight) Howe; graduated Central Mich. Normal School in ‘17; teacher at Union H. S.; married, father of 4; entered service as Pvt. on 15 Aug. ‘17; completed First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, 15 May-15 Aug. ‘17, assigned to 3D Co., 10TH Regt.; SN O-131962; attended School of Military Aeronautics at U. of Ill., Champaign, IL; assigned to 1ST Cadet Sqdn. at Belleville, IL; 1st Lt. assigned to 158TH Aero Sqdn. (158TH Aero Corps); survived Tuscania sinking after it was torpedoed by German submarine 5 Feb. ‘18; Air Corps pilot during WWI; 1st Lt. in Aviation Section, Signal Reserve Corps, ca. ‘20; 1st Lt. in Svc. Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI ca. ‘25; promoted Capt. on 7 Jul. ‘25 or ‘26; Cdr. of Co. K, 126TH Inf., at Grand Rapids, MI, on 15 Oct. ‘40; Lt. Col. and G-3, 32D Div. by start of Buna; WIA 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned DSC for his actions on 5 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; assumed cmd. of 127TH Inf. on 14 Jan. ‘43; earned the Silver Star for his actions 16 Jan. ‘43 near Tarakena, New Guinea; earned OLC to Silver Star for his actions near Giruwa, New Guinea, 19 Jan. ‘43; assumed cmd. of 126TH Inf. on 5 Mar. ‘45; assumed cmd. of 128TH Inf. on 28 Mar. ‘45; earned OLC to DSC for his actions on 11 May ‘45 along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines; KIA 30 Aug. ‘45 in a plane crash on a mountainside above the Asine River on Luzon, Philippines at age 49, while attempting to negotiate the surrender of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita, Supreme Cdr. of Japanese Army in the Philippines, his pilot, Lt. Edgar T. Irvine, suffered head injuries in the crash; wife notified 5 Sep. ‘45; had commanded all 3 inf. regts. of 32D Div. in combat against Japanese forces; other awards include Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/OLC, CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of the Col. Merle Howe Medal, awarded to the best Soldier in the 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, in the ‘50s

561.   

Hruska, Wencel J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Kewaunee Co., WI; entered service 21 Mar. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204988; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

562.   

Hudson, William B.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Shawnee Co., KS; SN 36880489; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

563.   

Huebner, Harold J.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Med. Det.

born 23 Oct. ‘15 at Newton, WI; son of Albert and Emma Huebner, 1607 Columbus St., Manitowoc, WI (hometown); worked as a carpenter; entered service 21 Mar. ‘41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204967; served with 127TH Inf., possibly Med. Det. (some references state he was attached to the 127TH Inf., so he may have been assigned to 107TH Med. Bn.); earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions as a medic on 20 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 20 Dec. ‘42; the decoration was presented to his parents by Col. C. J. Otjen, Cdr. of 6TH Service Command, Milwaukee, in a private ceremony at their home 5 May ‘43; repatriated and re-interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI on 15 Jul. ‘48; at least 2 of his brothers also served

564.   

Hughes, Jewell Ross (Jewel)

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1 Apr. ‘20 at Bennington, OK (hometown); son of Jesse James and Georgia May (Booth) Hughes, Rt. 1, Bennington, OK; entered service at Ft. Sill, OK on 12 Jan. ‘42; SN 38063203; served with Co. E, 126TH Inf.; sailed for Australia on 19 Apr. ‘42; KIA 1 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 22; earned Purple Heart; interred at Old Bennington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bennington, OK, or at Restland Cemetery, Boswell, OK

15-Sep-17

565.   

Hugmeyer, Virgil E.

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; son of Earl Glenn Hugmeyer, Caledonia, MI, and Vivian S. (Kosmaczeweski) Nixon, 335 Scott Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); attended Central H. S.; served with CCC; was PFC in Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635918; transferred to 127TH Inf. at some point; WIA at Buna, New Guinea; KIA (DNB) 11 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines, 2 mos. before he was scheduled to rotate home; earned Bronze Star; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

566.   

Humphrey, Stanley E.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at IN; hometown Newton Co., IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251546; ABMC lists him from KY; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

567.   

Hunter, Charles R.

1LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in TN or Jackson Co., AL; SN O-441529; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 18 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Mar-14

568.   

Hurd, Howard M.

Tec. 4

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 3 Aug. '09 at IL; grandfather F. W. Hurd, Ludington St., Columbus, WI; hometown Rio, WI; graduated U. of Wis., Class of '31; was PVT in Co., F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649873; MIA, presumed KIA, 16 Nov. '42 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Hillside Cemetery, Columbus, WI; namesake of Lange-Ostrander-Hurd Post No. 62 of American Legion in Columbus

13-Mar-14

569.   

Hurst, John R.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1 Mar. ‘22 at MI; son of Lloyd and Beatrice Sanderson (step-father and mother), Big Rapids, MI (hometown); Pvt. with Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20634822; Pvt. Kenneth J. served with same unit; KIA 18 Dec. ‘42 at Buna, New Guinea, at age 20; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; interred at Highland View Cemetery, Big Rapids, MI

18-Sep-18

570.   

Husby, Erwin D.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Yellow Medicine Co., MN; scheduled for induction 29 or 31 Jul. '42 but he and several of his group of selectees were granted temporary deferments until after 16 Aug. to "bonafide agricultural workers now engaged in agricultural pursuits considered necessary and essential to harvest current crops" due to a serious shortage of farm workers in the region; SN 37259834; KIA 5 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

571.   

Hutchins, Kenneth L.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born ‘20 at Angola, IN (hometown); son of Lyle Hutchins, 76 Walnut, Coldwater, MI, and Bessie (West) Hutchins, Angola, IN; attended Scott Center H. S.; owned a farm off the Angola-Fremont road in Scott Township, Steuben Co., IN, formerly the Frank Burk farm; may have also had ties to Pope Co., IL; engaged to Miss Elizabeth Demarest, 937 W. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI; Pvt. with Co. A, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Coldwater, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20634116; he, Raymond E. Ewers, Glen W. Parks, Ollie W. Parks, John L. Rowe, Lawrence A. Rowe, left Angola and went to Coldwater, MI to enlist in Mich. Nat. Guard together; KIA 25 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 22; family notified ca. 8 Jan. ‘43; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart, mother received it on 11 Mar. ‘43, it was included in a window display at Holderness Jewelry ca. 17 Mar. ‘43; interred at West Jamestown Cemetery, Jamestown, IN

20-Aug-17

572.   

Huyck, Harold G.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1921 at MI; son of Mrs. George (Emma) Righman, Palmyra, MI (hometown); attended school at Palmyra; also had ties to Adrian and Sand Creek; served in CCC for a year and a half; was PVT in Co. B, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Adrian, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634260; KIA 28 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; mother notified ca. 28 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, mother received ca. 9 Apr. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 2 brothers also served

24-May-13

573.   

Hyttinen, Toivo H.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1914 at Finland; son of Henry and Katherine 'Katie' (Seppanen) Hyttinen, Kelsey, MN (hometown); SN 37176624; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 6 Aug. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; at least 1 of his brothers, Archie H., also served

13-Mar-14

574.   

Idler, Albert

S. Sgt.

unknown

born 25 Dec. ‘19 at Floyd, IA; son of Frank and Ida Theresa (Hunt) Idler; farmed with his father near Nashua, IA (hometown); entered service Jan. ‘42; SN 37111086; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; sailed overseas with 32D Div.; fought at Buna, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon; earned CIB and Distinguished Unit Citation; KIA 7 Apr. ‘45 near Darawan, Luzon, Philippines; parents received telegram 30 Apr. ‘45 and 4 Jun. ‘45; at least 2 of his 4 brothers also served, Vern and Roy; repatriated and re-interred at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, IA on 24 Aug. ‘48

12-Dec-13

575.   

Ingelse, Edwin L.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 10 Apr. '19 at Hingham, WI; son of Adrian and Louise (Harrison) Ingelse; father was WWI veteran and died from effects of his service in '22 ('23); hometown Waldo, WI; graduated Waldo H. S. in '37; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208252; served with Co. E, 128TH Inf.; entered service the same day and served in Co. E with 2 cousins, SSG Joseph F. Harrison and SGT George H. Shaver, the 3 were home on leave together before they deployed overseas; KIA 15 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Hingham Cemetery, Hingham, WI

14-Mar-14

576.   

Ingersoll, Donald S.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 Oct. ‘15 at MI; hometown Galewood, MI or Grand Rapids, MI; graduated Lee H. S., Class of ‘34; entered service 17 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155102; served with 126TH Inf.; embarked for overseas duty 19 Apr. ‘42; DOW 13 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 27; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI; listed on memorial at Lee H. S., Wyoming, MI

577.   

Irick, Galloway Herbert, Jr. (Calloway H. Jr. or Calloway Herbert J.)

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at TN; hometown Nashville, TN; graduated Isaac Litton H. S. in '36, he was class president; married; entered service 30 Dec. '42 at Camp Forrest, TN; SN 34525737; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 29 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Mar-14

578.   

Isaacs, Reginald N.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

Born 8 Jan. ‘25 at OK; son of Willie N. and Florence M. Isaacs, Rt. 5, Ada, OK (hometown); also had ties to Gaar Corner, OK; entered service at Oklahoma City, OK on 20 Jan. ‘44; SN 38569011; trained at Camp Roberts, CA and Ft. Ord, CA; overseas in Sep. ‘44; served with Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 Mar. ‘45, shell fragment, along the Villa Verde Trail near Darawan, on Luzon, Philippines, at age 20; his Cdr. was Capt. Eugene Eidson, also from OK, KIA 20 May ‘45; repatriated and re-interred at Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, OK ca. 19 Aug. ‘48

5-Jun-17

579.   

Isbell, John R.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at CA; hometown Van Nuys, CA; entered active service 3 Mar. '41 with Cal. Nat. Guard at Los Angeles, CA; SN 20905522; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Mar-14

580.   

Iurlano, John F.

Tec. 4

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at PA; hometown Allegheny Co., PA; entered service 14 Feb. '42 at New Cumberland, PA; SN 33150941; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Sharpsburg, PA

15-Mar-14

581.   

Jabush, Eugene L.

1st Lt.

unknown

born ‘16 at NY; son of Hyman and Rebecca Jabush, Bronx, NY (hometown), both Russian immigrants; SN 01303894; served with 32D Div.; earned Silver Star, posthumously; KIA 22 Nov. ‘44 near Limon, Leyte, Philippines; other awards include Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, CIB; also cited in 32D Div. GO No. 213 (1945), which may indicate an additional award; possibly interred at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, NY

6-Jun-17

582.   

Jack, Joseph A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Ashland Co., WI; entered service 8 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36206332; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; pacificwrecks.com suggests he may have been killed during Japanese air raid that hit 3D Bn., 128TH Inf. on 26 Nov.; it is also possible he may have been one of the casualties when Allied planes attacked Japanese positions at New Strip on 27 Nov. and some of the bombs hit Co. I, 128TH Inf. which was set to attack those same positions; it is just as possible he was killed in any other action near Buna that day; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Mar-14

583.   

Jackson, Chester Howard

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at TX; hometown Grimes Co., TX; married; entered service 11 Aug. '44 at Houston, TX; SN 38550326; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Mar-14

584.   

Jackson, George H., Jr.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 4 Oct. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39712553; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Mar-14

585.   

Jackson, Harold

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 2 Sep. ‘15 at MI; son of Augustus Whitney and Elizabeth Ann (Kauffman) Jackson; hometown Lake Odessa, MI; entered service 8 May ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156524; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 27; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, MI

18-Mar-14

586.   

Jackson, Jessie C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at AL; hometown Lowndes Co., AL; entered service 4 Dec. '41 at Ft. McClellan, AL; SN 34164639; served with 128th Inf.; KIA 29 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Mar-14

587.   

Jacobs, Olan Duane

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 28 Feb. '20 at OK; father Noel Jacobs, Rt. 2, Perkins, OK (hometown); entered service 17 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38063759; KIA 30 Nov. '42 (ABMC) or 1 Dec. '42 (hometown monument) near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Oak Grove Cemetery, Perkins, OK; at least 1 of his 4 brothers also served

25-May-13

588.   

Jaeger, David, Jr.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 21 Dec. '21; father David Jaeger, Sr.; hometown Gaylord, MN; SN 37314514; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Gaylord, MN

19-Mar-14

589.   

Jamnik, Alvin J.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 20 Jul. ‘17 at MI; son of John and Rose Jamnik, 6084 Grixdale, Detroit, MI (hometown), both Austrian immigrants; entered service at Detroit, MI on 17 Apr. ‘41; SN 36111163; served with Co. B, 126TH Inf.; KIA 28 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 25; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; 1 of 4,459 Americans repatriated to San Francisco aboard U.S. Army Transport Lt. George W. G. Boyce ca. 1 Jun. ‘48; re-interred at Westlawn Cemetery, Wayne, MI

11-Sep-18

590.   

Jankowski, John E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at NY; hometown Alameda Co., CA; entered service 5 Jan. '42 at Presidio of Monterey, CA; SN 39085272; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 26 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Mar-14

591.   

Jaranowski, Chester E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at OH; son of Joseph and Stella Jaranowski; resided at E. 78th St., Cleveland, OH (hometown) in '40; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Camp Perry, OH; SN 35280264; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

592.   

Jelouchan, John

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 15 Dec. ‘21 at Rock Springs, WY (hometown); son of Alex and Elizabeth (Selak) Jelouchan, 1205 Clark St., Rock Springs, WY, father Slovenian immigrant (Yugoslavian immigrant); member of Lodge No. 18, AFU, Rock Springs, WY; entered service 9 Aug. ‘42; SN 37453924; overseas ca. Jan. ‘43; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 5 Jun. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea (some references claim Philippines) at age 22; possibly with 1ST Bn. at Yakamul; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 1st Slovene-American casualty from Rock Springs, WY; at least 3 brothers served in Army during WWII, Tec. 5 Louis F., Co. B, 43D Engr. Bn., Tec. 5 Joseph, Cpl. Frank J.

25-May-13

593.   

Jensen, Chester W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1921 at WI; hometown Oconto Co., WI; was PVT in Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646305; KIA 7 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-Nov-13

594.   

Jensen, Frank A.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Shiawassee Co., MI; SN 36531379; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 20 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Mar-14

595.   

Jergenson, Orville H.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 9 Jul. '19 at Rolling Forks Township, Pope Co., MN; son of Mr. and Mrs. Ole T. Jergenson; hometown Starbuck, MN; operated his own farm when he entered service 5 Jan. '42; SN 37097084; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; served with 126TH Inf.; fought at Buna, New Guinea; severely wounded 5 Dec. '43, eventually returned to duty with his unit (date would imply wounded in training accident at Milne Bay/Goodenough Island, or maybe year is typo and could be '42 meaning Buna, need more information to confirm); KIA 13 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines

9-Apr-14

596.   

Jessick, John, Jr.

Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at Cross Village, MI (hometown); entered service 28 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113137; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

597.   

Jeter, William Hoover

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 14 May '14 at Maury, TN; son of Samual Wilson and Frances Morgan (Binkley) Jeter, Columbia, TN (native of); married, wife from Birmingham, AL (hometown); entered service 24 Oct. '42 at Ft. McClellan, AL; SN 34396445; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

598.   

Jewell, Albert

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at KY; hometown Hart Co., KY; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250071; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 5 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

599.   

John, Robert L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1922 at MI; hometown Holland, MI; was PVT in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634626; DOW 16 Apr. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-May-13

600.   

Johnson, Earl W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 1920 at KY; father lived on Sycamore St., Miamisburg, OH (hometown); entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 15086788; twice WIA; earned DSC for his actions 23-31 Dec. '42 at Buna; KIA 31 Dec. '42

601.   

Johnson, Guy Harold

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 19 Feb. ‘15 at Oak Grove, MO (hometown); married with 1 son, age 7 at the time of his death; entered service 13 Apr. ‘44 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 37740358; trained at Camp Roberts, CA, 25 Apr. ‘44 to 3 Sep. ‘44 then Ft. Ord, CA, 3 Sep. ‘44 to 19 Nov. ‘44; served with Co. A, 127TH Inf. at New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon; earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions 10 Mar. ‘45 along the Villa Verde Trail near Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, Philippines, when he was KIA, same action for which S. Sgt. Isaac F. Bear and S. Sgt. Raymond W. Dixon earned the Silver Star; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; commander was Capt. Sheldon M. Dannelly, who was also KIA on Luzon; at least one of his 5 brothers was also in the service; interred at Oak Grove, MO

602.   

Johnson, James H.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘20 at IA; son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Johnson, Mason City, IA (hometown); worked at Oliver Corp., Charles City, IA, before moving to Mason City; married Evelyn Nuchring, father of 3; entered service at Ft. Snelling, MN on 21 Sep. ‘44; SN 37774813; trained at Camp Fannin, TX; sailed Feb. ‘45; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 4 Jul. ‘45 by a sniper near Oplas, Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, Philippines ca. age 25; repatriated and re-interred at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA on 20 Aug. ‘48

9-Mar-17

603.   

Johnson, Kenneth K.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at OR; hometown King Co., WA; also had ties to Washington Co., OR; entered service 12 Jun. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39477658; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 13 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

604.   

Johnson, Leonard

PFC

129TH FA Bn.

born 1916 at WI; hometown Jackson Co., WI; entered service 9 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36206646; served with 129TH FA Bn.; DNB 15 Jan. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jun-14

605.   

Johnson, Leroy

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 6 Dec. '19 at Caney Creek, LA; entered service 26 Nov. '41 at Oakdale, LA; SN 34154178; earned Silver Star for his actions as a PVT on 22 Dec. '42 near Sanananda; earned Medal of Honor for his actions 15 Dec. '44 near Limon, Leyte; KIA 15 Dec. '44 near Limon, Leyte; also earned 2 Purple Hearts; interred at Manila American Cemetery; a bronze memorial plaque in his honor was mounted on the wall of the Oberlin, LA, courthouse; the New Orleans Army Air Base, on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, was renamed Camp Leroy Johnson in his honor in '47; unfortunately little remains of the camp today; most of the site is now occupied by the U. of New Orleans; however, a U.S. Army Reserve Center on part of the former camp is located on Leroy Johnson Drive

606.   

Johnson, Phillip M. (J.)

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1917 at ND; son of Mrs. L. M. Johnson, 59 Mathewson St., Menasha, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neenah, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647528; KIA 22 Dec. '42 near Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

607.   

Johnson, Raymond D.

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Cannon Co.

born ‘18 at MI; hometown Grand Haven, MI; Pvt. with Co. F, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Haven, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635002; transferred to Cannon Co., 126TH Inf.; WIA 2 Dec. ‘42; DOW 11 Jan. ‘43 ca. age 25; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list

 

608.   

Johnson, Roy E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Dallas Co., TX; SN 38531998; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

609.   

Johnson, Willis Roy

Pvt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 14 Nov. ‘15 at WA; son of Peter John and Sadie G. (Gregory) Johnson, father Swedish immigrant; family resided at Bridgeport, WA at ‘20 census; hometown Yakima, WA; entered service 17 Jun. ‘42 at Tacoma, WA; SN 39178479; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 22 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines at age 29; may have earned Silver Star, a Willis R. Johnson, 32D Div., earned Silver Star, it is probably the same man, but it is possible there could have been more than 1 Willis R. Johnson in the Div.; interred at Wenatchee City Cemetery, Wenatchee, WA

9-Mar-17

610.   

Johnston, John B.

Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 7 Aug. ‘12 at PA; hometown Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA; entered service at San Francisco, CA on 31 Jul. ‘43; SN 39137916; served with Co. K, 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star; KIA 14 Apr. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines at age 32; repatriated and re-interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA on 30 Jul. ‘48

9-Jun-17

611.   

Jones, Clarence E.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at TX; hometown Bowie Co. or Titus Co., TX; entered service 13 Jun. '44 at Camp Wolters, TX; SN 38688581; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Mar-14

612.   

Jones, Donald J.

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 23 Sep. ‘20 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jones, 723 (733) W. Eighth St., Appleton, WI (hometown); graduated Appleton H. S.; SN 20646523; Pvt. in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; promoted to Cpl.; served as instrument corporal of 81-mm mortar plt.; KIA 28 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 20; Purple Heart presented to his parents ca. 5 Apr. ‘43; interred at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Appleton, WI; brothers served during WWII, Sgt. Robert and Lt. Arthur H. (Lt. Jones was KIA 10 Apr. ’45 at Okinawa)

613.   

Jones, Hamilton

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

hometown Chicago, IL; article claims he was member of Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40 and that he was 1 of 11 original members of the unit killed during the war up to 25 Oct. '44; have not found cause, date, or any information about him, so listed cause as presumed KIA; he is not listed in 32D ID WWII;

15-Dec-13

614.   

Jones, Ralph R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MO; hometown Howell Co., MO; married; entered service 4 Sep. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37383219; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 20 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Mar-14

615.   

Jordan, Henry Gomer, Jr.

Cpl.

128TH Inf. Regt., Med. Det.

born 8 Feb. ‘24 at MS; son of Henry Gomer, Sr., and Celia Viola (Hall) Jordan; father was Pvt. in Co. H, 162D Dep. Bde. during WWI; hometown Stone Co., MS; married; entered service at Camp Shelby, MS on 29 or 30 Apr. ‘43; SN 34630745; served with Med. Det., 128TH Inf.; earned Silver Star; DNB 28 Feb. ‘45 (findagrave.com listing states he died 28 Feb. ‘45 at Temple, TX); interred at Perkinston Cemetery, Perkinston, MS

9-Jun-17

616.   

Joshua, Robert D.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36920458; KIA 15 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-May-13

617.   

Karbowski, Leo A.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Karbowski, 713 S. 38th St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); attended Boys Technology and Trade H. S.; worked for Milcor Steel Co.; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36209002; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 16 Nov. '42, likely near Cape Sudest, New Guinea; family received notice Apr. '43 that he was MIA, status changed to KIA ca. Aug. '43; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; brother Joseph served in Navy

19-Mar-14

618.   

Kariniemi (Kariniami), Werner

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; son of Nestor and Anna B. Kariniemi, 390 Delaware St., Mohawk, MI; was CPL in Co. F, 107TH Engr. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Calumet, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20638562; he was home on leave when the 107TH Engr. was hastily shipped by rail to Ft. Dix, NJ in preparation for transport to Ireland as the advance party of the Div., he was assigned to 128TH Inf. when he returned; KIA 28 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; he and other members of his squad were killed while on a patrol; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Mar-14

619.   

Katz, Burton S.

S. Sgt.

unknown

born 23 May ‘19 at MO; Jewish; son of Albert W. and Blanche L. Katz; family resided at 1504 Felspar, San Diego, CA (hometown) at ‘40 census; parents resided at Compton, CA ca. ‘48; some references list hometown as Los Angeles, CA; entered service at Ft. MacArthur, CA on 6 Jan. ‘42; SN 39016161; served with 32D Div.; earned Silver Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, posthumously; KIA 9 Apr. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines at age 25; repatriated aboard the U. S. Army transport Sergeant Morris E. Grain ca. 25 Jun. ‘48; interred at Home of Peace Memorial Park, East Los Angeles, CA

10-Jun-17

620.   

Kean, Jack R.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 13 Jan. ‘21 (‘20) at Kalamazoo, MI (hometown); son of Paul Perrin and Sarah R. (Mason) Kean, 624 N. Edwards, Kalamazoo, MI; attended Kalamazoo Central H. S.; worked for Checker Cab Mfg. Corp.; amateur boxer ca. ‘39; enlisted in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Kalamazoo, MI in Feb. ‘38; Cpl. with the unit when mobilized on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20634401; Pfc. Thomas B. served with same unit (I don’t believe they were brothers); KIA 5 Dec. (26 Nov.) ‘42 at age 21 (22); listed as MIA on 13 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; parents were notified on 16 Mar. ‘43 that he was KIA; repatriated and re-interred at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI on 1 Jul. ‘48; brother served in the Army, Sgt. Otto W., 506TH Para. Inf., 101ST Abn. Div. (born in ‘32, passed away in ‘65, could have been Korea, possibly Vietnam, or somewhere in between)

4-Sep-18

621.   

Keast, Roger

Capt.

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 22 Apr. ‘12 at Crystal Falls, MI; son of Alfred and Emeline (Blackney) Keast; attended Crystal Falls H. S. until junior year, family moved to Lansing, MI (hometown) (some references list hometown as Marquette, MI); attended Lansing Central H. S., football, basketball, track; 3-letter athlete at Mich. State College, Class of ‘34, football and track star, ROTC; earned the right to compete at the Games of the X Olympiad, the ‘32 Summer Olympics, at Los Angeles, CA, some references imply that he did compete, others state that he was selected for a 2-mile relay team, but the team did not make it to Los Angeles due to illness of a team member; married his high school sweetheart ca. ‘35, father of 2; coach at Sandusky H. S. ‘35-‘38; became coach at Marquette’s Graveraet H. S. in ‘39; a Reserve officer, he was called to active duty in Apr. ‘41, 1st Lt. at the time; SN 0-315798; assigned to 126TH Inf. at Camp Beauregard, LA in Apr. ‘41; promoted to Capt. in Australia; participated in march over Owen Stanley Mountains, suffered serious knee injury; Cdr. of AT Co., 126TH Inf. at Buna; co-led, with Capt. John D. Shirley, bayonet charge through swamp between Soputa and Sanananda, New Guinea, on 30 Nov. ‘42 during attack which led to establishment of “Huggins’ Roadblock”; KIA 1 Dec. ‘42 in Japanese ambush while leading a probing patrol from “Huggins’ Roadblock” near Sanananda, New Guinea, at age 30; several members of the patrol also fell, Cook Johnson saw Keast fall; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, posthumously, for his actions on 30 Nov. ‘42; wife received telegram 23 Jan. ‘43; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; wife received letter of condolence from Capt. Alfred Medendorp and others; wife received Purple Heart on 11 Apr. ‘43; namesake of Roger Keast Trophy for Lansing H. S. football ca. late-‘40s; repatriated ca. 25 Jun. ‘48; re-interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, MI; his friend, Capt. Alfred Medendorp, married his widow ca. ‘50; inducted into Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame on 9 Aug. ‘85

622.   

Keating, Earl Joseph

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 16 Jun. ‘14 at New Orleans, LA (hometown); son of Michael Jefferson and  Jeanne Marie Cecile ‘Cecile’ (Nadau du Treil) Keating; graduated Isaac Delgado Trade School; worked as a commercial artist; entered service 11 Sep. ‘41 at Jacksonville AAF FA; SN 34150954; served with AT Co., 126TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 5 Dec. ‘42 at ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ between Soputa and Sanananda, Papua, New Guinea at age 28; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, CIB; parents received telegram ca. 26 Jan. ‘43; mother received letter of condolence from Chaplain (Lt.) Stephen J. Dzienis, 126TH Inf., dated 14 Apr. ‘43; members of the local indigenous population located his and other Soldiers’ remains near the site of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ in ’10; a team from JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, renamed Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in ‘15) recovered his remains, dog tag, Sheaffer’s Balance fountain pen, and plastic comb (and other Soldiers’ remains, including Pvt. John H. Klopp), and took them back to Hawaii for positive identification; on 1 Aug. ‘15, after being MIA for nearly 73 years, the confirmed identification was announced; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; re-interred at Saint Joseph Cemetery, New Orleans, LA on 28 May ‘16; co-mingled remains of Pvt. Keating and Pvt. John H. Klopp were re-interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 23 Mar. ‘16; recovered MIA;

26-May-13

623.   

Keim, Archie

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 17 May '20 at SD; son of Gottlieb and Lydia Keim, Ashley, ND (hometown); SN 37252736; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 6 Aug. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Mar-14

624.   

Keller, Russell R. (Richard R.)

Pvt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

ABMC lists him as Russell R., enlistment record and NARA list him as Richard R.; born 1918 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Keller, Freeland, MI (hometown); entered service 10 Dec. '41 at Ft. Custer, MI; SN 36163861; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 22 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

625.   

Kelley, James C.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at AL; hometown Covington Co., AL; entered service 26 Aug. '42 at Ft. McClellan, AL; SN 34339134; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Red Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Red Oak, AL; brother Harold R. was also KIA

26-Nov-13

626.   

Kelley, Vernon

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PVT in Co. I, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635597; later commissioned lieutenant (not sure if OCS or battlefield commission); new SN O-1686213; DOW 7 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-May-13

627.   

Kennard, Stanley Cecil

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 11 Sep. ‘20 at Harrisonburg, LA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married, father of 2; entered service from CA; SN 39584760; served with Co. B, 127TH Inf.; MIA 18 Apr. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines, later declared KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

628.   

Kennedy, Allard Robert

SGT

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

born 11 Apr. '18 at Ontario, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Kennedy; family moved to Abbotsford, WI (hometown) in '21; graduate Abbotsford H. S. in '36; attended Sterling College in KS for a year; worked at South Haven, MI, and at Stetsonville, WI, as a meat cutter; enlisted in 121ST FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard; honorably discharged before he went to MI; worked at Oscar Mayer Packing Co. in Madison, WI, when he re-entered service 15 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36207514; sent to Camp Livingston and assigned to Anti-tank Co. or Cannon Co. of 128TH Inf.; married; KIA 14 Dec. '42, near Buna, New Guinea; initially reported MIA; interred at Abbotsford Cemetery, Abbotsford, WI

629.   

Kennedy, John D.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 7 Nov. '15 at OK; son of John J. and Nellie C. Kennedy; hometown Major Co., OK; entered service 10 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38062886; served in Co. F, 128TH Inf.; KIA 31 Dec. 1942 near Buna, New Guinea; his younger brother was KIA in '44 in France; interred at Calvary Cemetery, Enid, OK

630.   

Kent, Robert Joseph

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at ID; hometown Butte Falls, OR; entered service 8 Jul. '43 at Portland, OR; SN 39335272; served in 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred in the Manila American Cemetery

631.   

Kerker, Walter A.

Pvt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at WI; mother Mrs. Elizabeth Peterson, R. R. 1, Sobieski, WI; worked for Adolph Ratz, Oconto Falls, WI (hometown); entered service 20 Aug. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36258074; served with 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf., likely Co. 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; he was 1 of the 6 who volunteered to stay with the wounded and dead in order that the others could escape; MIA 28 Jan. '44 near Teterei, New Guinea; FOD 17 Jan. '46; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

20-Mar-14

632.   

Kerkove, Joseph M.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 29 Nov. '21 at Ironwood, MI (hometown); son of Edmond and Mary Kerkove, 114 Flink St., Ironwood, MI; graduated Luther L. Wright H. S. in '40, active in athletics; worked at Brookvale Dairy; entered service 5 Oct. '42 at Marquette, MI; SN 36402865; overseas Feb. '43; assigned to 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Cyril also served

26-Nov-13

633.   

Kerman, Alvy

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at MI; hometown Shiawassee Co., MI; entered service 28 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113248; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA (FOD) 16 Nov. '42; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

20-Mar-14

634.   

Khoury, Earl G.

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born ‘20 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Khoury, Bergland, MI (moved there from Rhinelander, WI (hometown) ca. Fall ‘42); attended grade school at Rhinelander; worked at Hotel Oneida; Pvt. with Co. B, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Rhinelander, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646096; Mess Sgt. in unit ca. Sep. ‘41; KIA 29 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, ca. age 22; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

635.   

Kienast, David Lawrence

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at NJ; hometown Contra Costa Co., CA; also had ties to Bergen Co., NJ; entered service 24 Aug. '44 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39423614; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Mar-14

636.   

Kilheeney, Edward T.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at PA; hometown Kingston, PA; entered service 10 Jun. '42 at Wilkes Barre, PA; SN 33345817; DNB or died of illness on 22 Jul. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-May-13

637.   

Killian, Henry, Jr.

S. Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 12 Apr. ‘25 at McCurtain Co., OK; son of Henry, Sr. and  Lula (Taylor) Killian, Rte. 1, Broken Bow, OK (hometown); attended Broken Bow H. S.; entered service at Tulsa, OK on 20 Sep. ‘43; SN  38589895; sailed for the Pacific in Mar. ‘44; served with Co. B, 128TH Inf.; New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon; KIA 8 May ‘45 at Colibong, Luzon, Philippines; awards include Purple Heart, CIB, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/3 stars, Philippine Liberation Medal w/ star; interred at Holly Creek Cemetery, Broken Bow, OK

23-Apr-17

638.   

Kilpatrick, James A.

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born ‘16 at MI; hometown Alanson, MI or Kent Co., MI; Pvt. with HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20633602; MIA, presumed KIA, 2 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, ca. age 26; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

27-May-13

639.   

Kilts, Richard E.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36968120; KIA 17 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/2 OLCs; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

640.   

Kindig, Earl Robert

MAJ

121ST FA Bn.

hometown Washington, IA; SN 0-022640; CO of 121ST FA Bn.; had earlier served with the 120TH FA Bn. and fought at Buna; was MIA from 7 Feb. '44 until 26 Feb. '00; presumed killed-in-action 8 Feb. 1945; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; had gone aloft that day in an L4-A light observation aircraft, piloted by 2LT Francis J. Piotrowski, to direct artillery fire roughly 18 miles southeast of Saidor, the plane never returned; an immediate search produced negative results; both officers were MIA for 56 years; posthumously bestowed with Legion of Merit and Purple Heart; personnel from CILHI arrived at an L-4 wreck near the village of Yaut on 26 Feb. 2000 and recovered human remains which were later positively identified; funeral services and interment for MAJ Kindig held at Arlington National Cemetery at 30 Oct. '01

641.   

King, Forrest D.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Swisher Co., TX; SN 38570932; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 26 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

642.   

Kirkland, Luther Earl

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 30 Jul. '23 at Ware Co., GA; son of Willie Luther Kirkland and Josephine Ella (Brunson) (Kirkland) Wiggins; hometown Orange Co., FL; entered service 16 Dec. '41 at Camp Blanding, FL; SN 14064486; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

643.   

Kissinger, Frank F.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at PA; son of David K. and Lillian (Zimmerman) Kissinger, Trevorton, PA (hometown); graduated Trevorton H. S. in '38; entered service 11 Feb. '42 at Harrisburg, PA; SN 13048931; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippine; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Mar-14

644.   

Kitchka, John A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 11 Feb. '09 at IL; hometown Muskegon, MI; entered service 11 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36154702; marched across Owen Stanley Mountains; KIA 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, MI

645.   

Klages, Russell J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at PA; hometown Pittsburgh, PA; 10 Jun. '42 at Pittsburgh, PA; SN 33269565; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 19 Apr. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

646.   

Klaver, Egbert

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Galewood, MI; graduated from Lee H. S., Class of '37; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155146; embarked for overseas duty 19 Apr. 42; KIA 22 Mar. 45 on Luzon, Philippines; listed on memorial at Lee High School, Wyoming, MI

647.   

Klein, Jack E.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘21 at SD; son of Max E. and Elizabeth Klein; hometown Mille Lacs Co., MN; entered service 21 Sep. ‘44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37774747; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA by a sniper 13 Jul. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

648.   

Klenke, Ernest C., Jr.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 6 Feb. '17 at at Maribel, WI; son of Ernest C., Sr. and Christine S. (Krueger) Klenke, Manitowoc Rapids, WI; attended Lincoln H. S., Manitowoc, WI; hometown Whitelaw, WI; worked at Manitowoc Ship Building Co.; married Alice K. Kliment; entered service at Milwaukee, WI on 21 Apr. '41; SN 36208241; served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; DNB, DD or DOW on 11 Apr. (1 Apr.) '43 in hosp. at Brisbane, Australia, at age 25; wife notified 17 Apr. '43; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI

25-Feb-17

649.   

Klimas, Felix P.

Sgt.

32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.

born 17 Apr. ‘16 at WI; son of Frank and Valeria Klimas, Ashland, WI (hometown); worked for Marathon Corp., Ashland Div.; entered service 9 Jul. ‘42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36249679; assigned to 32D Recon. Trp., later 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech., he was Pvt. and motorcycle scout in the unit ca. Jul. ‘43 in Australia; WIA 31 Dec. ‘44; earned Silver Star, possibly when he and Tec. 5 Herbert W. Rodda manned a light machinegun during an attack on CP near Mambahoa, Leyte, Philippines which started about 0245 hours on 31 Dec. ‘44; “At about 0330I, the firing increased in intensity. The right flank was again subjected to cross fire. The LMG was knocked out of the crew’s hands. They moved to their second alternate position and continued firing. Again the LMG was caught in the fire and both troopers were wounded seriously. Tec. 5 Rodda was shot through the mouth and Pvt. Klimas was wounded in the neck and arm. They were ordered to go within the perimeter for medical attention while others manned the weapon. Instead, they moved to a third alternate position where they were again subjected to intense fire. The gun was again shot from their hands and Tec. 5 Rodda lost two fingers. S/Sgt. Cagle and Tec. 5 William A. Inman dragged them from the gun and manned the weapon themselves.”, his Cdr., Capt. Hermann J. F. Bottcher, S. Sgt. Donald H. Aney and Pvt. John A. Curwin were KIA; KIA 25 Jun. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; interred at Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, WI

24-Apr-14

650.   

Klimek, Joseph L.

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. ‘19 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Casmer F. Klimek; hometown Berrien Co., MI; entered service 28 Apr. ‘41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156057; KIA 18 Jan. ‘43 near Sanananda, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

651.   

Klopp, John Henry ‘Buddy’

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 2 Oct. '17 ('12); son of John Klopp and Christina Louisa Pradat Lagman; hometown New Orleans, LA; graduated Lakeview H. S.; worked for a freight line company; entered service 11 Sep. (10 Sep.) '41 at Camp Livingston, LA (Jacksonville AAF, FL); SN 34150934; trained at Camp Shelby, MS, Camp Walters, TX, and Fort Devens, MA; assigned to AT Co., 126TH Inf.; sailed for Australia in Apr. '42; MIA, presumed KIA, 5 Dec. '42 at ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ between Soputa and Sanananda, Papua, New Guinea at age 25; wife, Mrs. Eula Klopp, was notified ca. 26 Jan. '43 that he had been KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; half-brother, Pvt. Edgar Lagman served in Army and half-brother S2c, Alfred W. Lagman served in Navy; members of the local indigenous population located his remains near the site of ‘Huggins’ Roadblock’ in ’10; a team from JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, renamed Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in '15) recovered his remains, dog tags, watch, helmet, and boots (and other Soldiers’ remains, including Pvt. Earl J. Keating) in ‘12 and took them back to Hawaii for positive identification; on 2 Oct. ’15, after being MIA for nearly 73 years, the confirmed identification was announced; recovered MIA

28-May-13

652.   

Knapfel, Joseph F.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Kings Co., NY; entered service 29 Oct. '43 at New York, NY; SN 42050621; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 7 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

653.   

Knepp, Lyle Lee

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 2 Sep. '21 at Fairview, MI; son of William and Grace May (Layman) Knepp; hometown Oscoda Co., MI; entered service 14 Jul. '42 at Traverse City, MI; SN 36185902; served with Co. H, 127TH Inf.; DNB (KIA) 1 Jan. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, MI

26-Nov-13

654.   

Kniskern, Franklin J.

Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 20 Aug. ‘20 at WI; son of Lester Franklin and Adeline M. (Kohler) Kniskern, Town of Grover, Marinette Co., WI (hometown); Cpl. in Co. A, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Marinette, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN  20645835; promoted to Sgt.; KIA 25 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 22; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo, WI; at least 3 brothers also served, William G., USMC, WWII, Korean War, Robert J., Air Force, 26 years, Roger A., Army, Korean War

26-Oct-17

655.   

Knoche, Louis John

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 10 Aug. ‘21 at Five Lakes, MI; son of Frank and Mary Ann (Lange) Knoche, father German immigrant; hometown Lapeer Co., MI; graduated Lapeer H. S.; entered service on 4 Aug. ‘42; SN 36512055; trained at Camp Roberts, CA, Camp Butner, NC, and Camp Stoneman, CA; served with Co. H, 127TH Inf.; WIA 15 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea, mortar shrapnel to back; WIA 2 Feb. ‘45 near Santa Maria, Luzon, Philippines, artillery shrapnel to spine; DOW 18 Feb. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines, at age 23; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; repatriated and re-interred at Saints’ Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Branch, MI, on 12 Feb. ‘49; brother served during WWII, Henry E.; cousin served with 127TH Inf. during WWII, Pfc. William C. Knoche, KIA 9 Dec. ‘42

11-Sep-18

656.   

Knoche, William C.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 Dec. ‘13 at Detroit, MI (hometown); son of John Anton and Elizabeth Bertha (Hesse) Knoche, 14061 Glenwood Ave., Detroit, MI, both German immigrants, both preceded him in death; NoK Leo Knoche, brother, 1391 Philip, Detroit, MI; entered service at Detroit, MI on 21 Apr. ‘41; SN 36111652; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 19 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, at age 29; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI; brothers served during WWII, Raymond F., ETO, Sgt. Leo J., Pacific; cousin served with 127TH Inf. during WWII, Pfc. Louis J. Knoche, DOW 18 Feb. ‘45

11-Sep-18

657.   

Koepke, Richard A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., 3D Bn., HQ Co.

born 10 Jul. '13 at Milwaukee, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto R. Koepke, Rt. 1, Adell, WI (hometown); entered service 21 Mar. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204936; discharged ca. Oct. '41 due to lowering of age limit; recalled to active duty in Feb. '42; sailed to Australia with the Div.; served with HQ Co., 3D Bn., 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; 22nd Sheboygan Co. soldier to give his life during WWII; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Beechwood, WI

26-Nov-13

658.   

Kokich, Matthew T.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at MO; son of Matthew and Mary Kokich, 403 W. 38th St., New York, NY (hometown); entered service 12 Aug. '43 at New York, NY; SN 32997827; may have initially been assigned to Co. H, 255TH Inf., 63D Div. at Camp Van Dorn, MS; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA 27 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

21-Mar-14

659.   

Kolarich, Edward A.

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NY; son of Joseph and Barbara Kolarich, North Tarrytown, NY; hometown Sleepy Hollow, NY; entered service 19 Jun. '42 at Ft. Jay, NY; SN 32356658; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 9 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star (posthumous, presumed) and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-Mar-14

660.   

Kolm, Richard F.

S. Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Mar. ‘22 at Columbus, NE (hometown); son of Fred W. and Victoria Rose (Koziol) Kolm; graduated from Kramer H. S. in ‘42; worked at Reece Shoe Factory; engaged to Miss Philapena Zerr; entered service 10 Sep. ‘42; SN 37262709; overseas Spring of ‘43; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA at Luzon; DOW 18 Mar. ‘45 at age 23; repatriated and re-interred at Saint Bonaventure Cemetery, Columbus, NE on 26 Aug. ‘48; brother served during WWII, Raymond W., Philippines; brother served during WWII, Paul H., Philippines; brother served during Korean War, Virgil H.

2-Feb-17

661.   

Konieczka, Peter P.

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born ‘16 at WI; hometown Two Rivers, WI; served with CCC ca. Sep. ‘34; was Pfc. in Co. E, 127TH Inf. Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646703; WIA near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 16 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Silver Star, posthumously, and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

662.   

Konop, Robert M.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1916 at WI; hometown Haugen, WI; was CPL in Co. D, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Rice Lake, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649389; DOW 12 Jan. '43; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; buried at sea

21-Mar-14

663.   

Kowalczyk, Chester W. (H.)

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36905942; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

664.   

Kozeluh, George J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36718618; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

665.   

Kramarz, Joseph J.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born ‘15 at MI; 413 Cass, Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); married Harriette Haines at LA in Jul. ‘41; Pfc. with HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20633558; MIA 6 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea, ca. age 27; listed on 27 Feb. ‘43 casualty list; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

666.   

Kramer, Edward J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111645; MIA 27 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

667.   

Krassin, Robert A.

Pfc.

126TH FA Bn.

born 14 Dec. ‘22 (‘21) at WA; son of Ralph H. and E. Frances Krassin; hometown Everett, WA; enlisted in Wash. Nat. Guard; mobilized 20 Sep. ‘40 at Everett, WA; SN 20944626; married; re-entered service at Tacoma, WA on 25 Feb. ‘43 (“National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge”); SN 39202373; served with 126TH FA Bn.; earned Silver Star (presumed posthumous), likely for his actions 2 Feb. ‘45; KIA 2 Feb. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines at age 22 (23); likely member of Lt. Charles B. Cooney’s forward observation party, “Shortly after friendly troops had occupied a strategically important position, the enemy subjected the area to an intense artillery barrage.  In order to locate and silence the hostile guns, Lieutenant Cooney led a party to a height overlooking the enemy and began adjusting friendly artillery fire by radio directions.  The observation party was detected by the enemy, who immediately trained one of their heavy pieces on the height, killing one of the men and wounding Lieutenant Cooney, who, after dropping back a short distance to receive emergency treatment, returned to the observation point.  In spite of his severe wound, and oblivious of the continuing violent hostile fire, he so effectively directed the fire of his artillery as to knock out the enemy guns in rapid succession, thereby ending a serious threat to our troops.” Lt. Cooney also earned Silver Star for his actions 2 Feb. ‘45; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, WA

17-Jun-17

668.   

Krause, Orla

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born Oct. '21 at Copenhagen, Denmark; mother Bertha Marie Jessen came to U.S. in '22 when he was 7 months old; hometown Essex Co., NJ; entered service 19 Sep. '42 at Newark, NJ; SN 32556702; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 21 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

669.   

Kuebler, Raymond G. (C.)

Tec. 4

127TH Inf. Regt., Band

born 22 Nov. ‘19 at WI; son of George O. and Minnie Sophie (Doemel) Kuebler, Oshkosh, WI (hometown ); graduated Oshkosh H. S. in ‘38, band; Pvt. in Band, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Oshkosh, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20645449; promoted to Tec. 4; DNB 9 Jan. ‘44 at New Guinea at age 24; interred at Memorial Park, Oshkosh, WI

7-Nov-17

670.   

Kuikstra, Clarence

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 ('20) at Grand Rapids, MI; son of Richard Kuikstra and Sena Volkema; hometown Kent Co., MI; entered service 24 Aug. '42 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36191701; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

671.   

Kwiatkowski, George L.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 23 May '24 at Detroit, MI (hometown); son of Martin Leo Kwiatkowski and Frances Kobuszewski (Cobuss/Kobus); SN 36587389; MIA Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; ABMC & DPMO list 16 Feb. '46 as date of death but that is more likely the date of FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

 

 

 

 

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