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

404.   

Haapanen, Albert

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 25 Apr. '22 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PVT in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635743; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-May-13

405.   

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

406.   

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)

407.   

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

408.   

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

409.   

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

410.   

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

411.   

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

412.   

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

413.   

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

414.   

Hallock, Charles H., Jr.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 15 Sep. '19; hometown North Branch, MI; married; SN 36112151; 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

415.   

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

416.   

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

417.   

Hamilton, Chelsea B.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at ID; son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver B. Hamilton, 25821 Cayuga St.,
Lomita, CA (hometown); lived in Lomita and Walteria most of his life; graduated Narbonne H. S., Class of '39; worked for Rubbercraft Corp., Torrance; married; entered service 26 May '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39574451; 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); later promoted to SSG; also earned Bronze Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; went MIA, later declared KIA, on 23 Nov. '44 at Leyte, Philippines; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-Feb-13

418.   

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

419.   

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

420.   

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

421.   

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

422.   

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

423.   

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

424.   

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

425.   

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

426.   

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

427.   

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

428.   

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

429.   

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

430.   

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

431.   

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

432.   

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

433.   

Harris, Hilton N.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

1917 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; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11-Mar-14

434.   

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

435.   

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

436.   

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

437.   

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

438.   

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

439.   

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

440.   

Hauert, Sheldon G.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 23 Oct. '15 at WI; son of Wilbert Hauert, 517 N. Bates St., Appleton, WI (hometown); attended Appleton H. S.; was PVT in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646517; 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 Purple Heart w/OLC, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, and CIB; originally interred in U.S. cemetery in Santa Barbara, Luzon; later re-interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Nov-13

441.   

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

442.   

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

443.   

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

444.   

Hazuka, George A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1919 at MI; hometown Detroit, MI; was CPL in Co. G, l07TH Med. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. '40; re-enlisted 1 Feb. 41 at Jacksonville AAF FL (SGT at the time); SN 20639334; transferred to Co. H, 127TH Inf. at some point; nicknamed 'Hawkeye' by Lt. Alan Simms, Chicago, at Buna for his ability to spot Japanese snipers; DNB, date and location unknown

20-Dec-13

445.   

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

446.   

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

447.   

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

448.   

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

449.   

Heggestad, Arnold T.

CPT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913; son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Heggestad, 705 Park St., Stoughton, WI (hometown); graduated U. of Wis., Class of '39, participated in ROTC; was 2LT in Co. I, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Stoughton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN O-401600; KIA 1 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, WI

12-Mar-14

450.   

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

451.   

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

452.   

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

453.   

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

454.   

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

455.   

Henagin, Paul H.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1921 at MN; hometown Holland, MI; was PFC in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634593; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

456.   

Henckel, Paul T.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 (1919) at MI; hometown Otsego, MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155634; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea (KIA by a sniper); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, MI

24-May-13

457.   

Hendricks, Gilbert T.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155332; KIA 29 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-May-13

458.   

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

459.   

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

460.   

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

461.   

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

462.   

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

463.   

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

464.   

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

465.   

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

466.   

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

467.   

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

468.   

Higgins, Henry F.

PVT

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

469.   

Hill, Alex G.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MN; hometown Oakland Co., MI; entered service 16 Sep. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36127675; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Mar-14

470.   

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

471.   

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

472.   

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

473.   

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

474.   

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

475.   

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

476.   

Holm, Merl W.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

son of Andy Holm, R.F.D. 1, Lake City, IA (hometown); SN 37111202; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 26 Nov. '42 near Sanananda; MIA 26 Nov. '42; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; Calhoun County, IA's first WWII KIA; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-13

477.   

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

478.   

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

479.   

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

480.   

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

481.   

Hootman (Hooten), Harold Milard

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, father of 2; PVT in Btry. A, 123D FA, 33D Div. vs. Co. C, 6TH Ill. Inf. on 14 Sep. '17; 2LT 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 CPT 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 singlehandedly

482.   

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

483.   

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

484.   

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

485.   

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

486.   

Horrocks, Kenneth William

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 31 May '22 at Evergreen Township, MI; son of Mrs. Claud Otto of Easton, and the late Thomas Horrocks; hometown Easton, MI; attended Ionia H.S.; married; SN 20635362; was Pvt. in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; KIA in a plane crash on 5 Nov. '42 near Natunga while attempting aerial re-supply of 2D Bn. as it marched over the Owen Stanley Mountains on New Guinea; mother received letter of condolence from his commander, Capt. Harry C. Mencleuski (Mencleuski); interred at Evergreen Township Cemetery, Sheridan, MI; brother Elton J. served in same company

487.   

Horton, Hershel G.

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born ca. '14 at IL; son of George A. and Odessa A. Horton, Aurora, IL; hometown St. Joseph, IN; graduated East H.S., Aurora (Class of '31); attended U. of Notre Dame (would have been Class of '43); SN O-373543; supposed to have been decorated for leading a supply patrol somewhere between Soputa and Sanananda; WIA 1 Dec. '42 while trying to locate and identify recent U.S. casualties; wrote a heartrending letter to his parents in his prayer book on 11 Dec. '42 as he lay dying and waiting to be rescued; KIA 15 Dec. '42; earned at least one Purple Heart

488.   

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

489.   

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

490.   

Howe, Merle H.

COL

128TH Inf. Regt., HQ

born 11 Apr. '96 at Isabella or Mount Pleasant, MI (hometown); graduated Central Michigan Normal School in '17; entered service as PVT 15 Aug. '17; completed First Officers Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, IL, 15 May to 15 Aug. '17, assigned to 3D Co., 10TH Regt.; SN O-131962; served as an air corps pilot during WWI; CPT and commander of Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI, on 15 Oct. '40; WIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earn DSC for his actions on 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned OLC to DSC for his actions on 11 May '45 as commander of 128TH Inf. along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; KIA 30 Aug. '45 in a plane crash on a mountainside above the Asine River near Luzon, Philippines; had commanded all 3 inf. regts. of 32D Div. in combat against Japanese forces; other awards include 2 Silver Stars, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Air Medal, 2 Purple Hearts, CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery

491.   

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

492.   

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

493.   

Huebner, Harold J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 23 Oct. '15 at Newton, WI; son of Albert and Emma Huebner; hometown Manitowoc, WI; worked as a carpenter before entering the service; entered service 21 Mar. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36204967; earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions 20 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 20 Dec. '42; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI

494.   

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

495.   

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

496.   

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

497.   

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

498.   

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

499.   

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

500.   

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

501.   

Idler, Albert

SSG

unknown

born 25 Dec. '19 at Floyd, IA; son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 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 on Luzon, Philippines; parents received telegram 30 Apr. '45; at least 2 of his 4 brothers also served, Vern and Roy; repatriated and re-interred at Riverside Cemetery, Charles City, IA ca. 24 Aug. '48

12-Dec-13

502.   

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

503.   

Ingersoll, Donald S.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 Oct. '15 at MI; hometown Galewood, MI; graduated from Lee H. S., Class of '34; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155102; embarked for overseas duty 19 Apr. 42; DOW 13 Jan. 43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI; listed on memorial at Lee High School, Wyoming, MI

504.   

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

505.   

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

506.   

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

507.   

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

508.   

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

509.   

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

510.   

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 Ionia Co., 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; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, MI

18-Mar-14

511.   

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

512.   

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

513.   

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

514.   

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

515.   

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

516.   

Jelouchan, John

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Sweetwater Co., WY; SN 37453924; KIA 5 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; possibly with 1ST Bn. at Yakamul; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

25-May-13

517.   

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

518.   

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

519.   

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

520.   

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

521.   

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

522.   

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

523.   

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

524.   

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

525.   

Johnson, Guy H.

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, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 10 Mar. '45 near Nueva Vizcaya along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines when he was KIA (likely the same action as SSG Isaac F. Bear); also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; commander was CPT 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

526.   

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

527.   

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

528.   

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

529.   

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

530.   

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

531.   

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

532.   

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; was PVT in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; KIA 28 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; Purple Heart presented to his parents ca. 5 Apr. '43; 2 brothers in service, SGT Robert and Arthur Jones; interred at St. Mary's Cemetery, Appleton, WI

533.   

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

534.   

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

535.   

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

536.   

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

537.   

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

538.   

Keast, Roger

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 22 Apr. '12; originally from Crystal Falls in MI's UP; hometown Lansing, MI; 3-letter athlete at MSU; became coach at Marquette's Graveraet High School ca. 1940; was in the Army Reserve and called to active duty ca. Mar. '41; SN 0-315798; assigned to 126TH Inf. in LA; participated in march over Owen Stanley Mountains; KIA in Japanese ambush 1 Dec. '42 while leading a probing patrol from "Huggins' Roadblock" near Sanananda, New Guinea; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; not sure if Silver Star was for his actions on 1 Dec. or on 30 Nov. when they had overrun a large Japanese position and established the roadblock; interred at Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, MI

539.   

Keating, Earl J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914; hometown Orleans Parish, LA; entered service 11 Sep. '41 at Jacksonville AAF FA; SN 34150954; MIA 5 Dec. '42, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

26-May-13

540.   

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

541.   

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

542.   

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

543.   

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

544.   

Kennard, Stanley C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 11 Sep. '20 at Harrisonburg, LA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married, father of 2; entered service from CA; SN 39584760; 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

545.   

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

546.   

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

547.   

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

548.   

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

549.   

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

550.   

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

551.   

Khoury, Earl G.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1920 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Khoury, Bergland, MI (moved there from Rhinelander, WI (hometown) ca. Fall '42); attended grade school in Rhinelander; worked at Hotel Oneida; was PVT in Co. B, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Rhinelander, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646096; mess sgt. in unit ca. Sep. '41; KIA 29 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Nov-13

552.   

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

553.   

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

554.   

Kilpatrick, James A.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PVT in HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20633602; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

27-May-13

555.   

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

556.   

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

557.   

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

558.   

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

559.   

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

560.   

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

561.   

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

562.   

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

563.   

Klein, Jack E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 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

564.   

Klimas, Felix P.

SGT

32D Cav. Recon. Trp.

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 Cav. Recon. Trp., he was PVT and motorcycle scout in the unit ca. Jul. '43 in Australia; earned Silver Star; KIA 25 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; interred at Saint Agnes Cemetery, Ashland, WI

24-Apr-14

565.   

Klimek, Joseph L.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1919 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

566.   

Klopp, John H. 'Buddy'

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

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 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 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

567.   

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

568.   

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

569.   

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

570.   

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

571.   

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 and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

21-Mar-14

572.   

Konieczka, Peter P.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1916 at WI; hometown Two Rivers, WI; 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 and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

573.   

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

574.   

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

575.   

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

576.   

Kramarz, Joseph J.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 1915 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; married; was PFC in HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20633558; MIA 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

577.   

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

578.   

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

579.   

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

580.   

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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