The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames L and M

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

610.   

La Bonte, Sylvester F.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 15 Mar. '16 at Suttons Bay, MI; son of Peter and Katherine (Catherine) (Schaub) Labonte; hometown Leland, MI; SN 36156125; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB 17 May '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

611.   

Lackey, Clinton James

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at WA; son of Clinton H. and Margaret A. Lackey; hometown Cle Elum, WA; married; entered service 24 Jun. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39479130; KIA 15 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

612.   

Lada, Ernest

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112919; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

613.   

Ladner, Andrew J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 29 Nov. 12 at Lizana, MS (hometown); son of Armogen V. and Mary Laura Ladner, father preceded him in death; attended Harrison-Stone-Jackson Junior College in Perkinston, MS '36-'39; entered service 11 Sep. '41 at Camp Shelby, MS; SN 34133073; MIA 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

614.   

LaFaunce, Walter A.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 2 Sep. '17 at WI; NoK Margaret Avery (mother), 1410 Alphine N. W., Grand Rapids, MI (hometown); married; was PVT in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635754; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 26 Nov. '42 near Sanananda; KIA 26 Nov. '42; interred at Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL

615.   

Lagerquist, Bernard E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 Jul. '23 at MN; hometown Itasca Co. or Douglas Co., MN; entered service 18 Oct. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37776636; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 27 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

616.   

Lahtela, Reino J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MI; son of Ali and Lisse Lahtela, Republic, MI ( hometown); was PVT in Co. A, 107TH Engr. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Escanaba, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20638070; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 8 Nov. '43 on Goodenough Island; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Apr-14

617.   

Lamb, George F.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at TN; hometown Campbell Co., TN; entered service 17 Oct. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34378104; served with 128TH Inf.; earned Distinguished Service Cross for his actions 28 Mar. to 9 Apr. '45 along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; KIA 9 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Apr-14

618.   

Lambert, Walter, Jr.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at PA; son of Walter and Ethel Lambert, Duryea, PA (hometown); entered service 17 Feb. '42 at Ft. George G. Meade, MD; SN 33142035; served with 128th Inf.; DOW 2 Feb. '44; possibly one of the casualties at the outguard at Sereng that day; earned Purple Heart; brother Thomas also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Apr-14

619.   

Lane, Edward R.

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MO; hometown Detroit, MI; enlisted in Mich. Nat. Guard at age 19; was PVT in Co. G, l07TH Med. Regt. at Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20639368; served with 128TH Inf. overseas; KIA 18 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines at age 22; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

620.   

Lange, Cornelius J.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 25 Jan. '19 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lange, Marshfield; graduated Marshfield H.S. '38; SN 20649254; was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in Sep. '40); KIA 28 Dec. '42 (29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 24; earned Purple Heart

621.   

Langston, Samuel J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NC; son of Sam and May Langston; hometown Rocky Point Township, Pender Co., NC; also had ties to Nash Co., NC; entered service 15 Jul. '42 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34311107; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 9 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

622.   

Lanman, Robert F.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Verdel, NE; entered service Apr. '42; SN 37139211; assigned to 126TH Inf.; DOW 15 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

623.   

Lantis, Rex L.

2LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Gilliam Co., OR; SN 0-926353; KIA 4 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-May-13

624.   

LaPage, Vernon F. (L.)

PVT

121ST FA Bn., Btry. B

born 1920 at WI; hometown Green Bay, WI; was PVT in Btry. B, 121ST FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Green Bay, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20653236; DOW 12 Jun. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

625.   

Larson, James L.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at MN; hometown Sherburne Co., MN; entered service 18 Oct. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37776644; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 27 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

626.   

Larson, Morley L.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1921 at WI; father Ludvig Larson, Taylor St., Cottage Grove, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650079; WIA at Buna; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Apr-14

627.   

Laszlo, Frank A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at OH; hometown Lake Co., OH; entered service 15 Dec. '42 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35526124; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 10 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Nov-13

628.   

Latham, Clare T.

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Med. Det.

born 15 Oct. ‘16 at MI; hometown East Detroit, MI; graduated East Detroit H. S.; manager of A&P in East Detroit; married; entered service 15 Apr. ‘41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36110697; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions as a medic 15 Dec. ‘42 near Buna; he rescued an Australian Officer during a mortar shelling along the Sanananda Track; WIA 15 Dec. ‘42 and DOW 4 Jan. ‘43; his other awards include Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 assault landing and a battle star, and Presidential Unit Citation; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of Pvt. Clare T. Latham Post No. 9293 of VFW at Eastpointe (formerly East Detroit), MI; Latham Park in Detroit is named in his honor

13-Apr-13

629.   

LaVanture, Willard J. ‘Willie’ (La Vanture)

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 10 Apr. ‘19 at MI; son of Adolph J. and Amanda M. (Amoore) LaVanture; hometown Muskegon Heights, MI; attended Muskegon Heights H. S.; Pvt. in Co. G, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Muskegon, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635191; marched over Owen Stanleys; KIA 2 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Saint Mary’'s Cemetery, Muskegon, MI

12-Mar-17

630.   

Lawn, Joseph D.

Pvt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘26 at PA; hometown Philadelphia Co., PA; entered service 26 Sep. ‘44 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 33951984; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 May ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Apr-14

631.   

Lawrence, Glenn E.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at NE; hometown San Luis Obispo Co., CA; entered service 24 Mar. '43 at Fresno, CA; SN 39696735; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 26 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Apr-14

632.   

Leake, Bernard E.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 14 Nov. '19 at Juneau Co., WI; son of John E. Leake and Margaret H. (Noe) Leake; family resided at Fountain, WI at '30 census; hometown Reedsburg, WI; married Ollie Mae; Pvt. in Co. H, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, Baraboo, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650282; machine gunner; DNB 6 Nov. '42; National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files list him as DNB, but other references list him as DOW or KIA; a letter of condolence sent to J. E. Leake, Rt. 1, Reedsburg, WI, stated he DOW suffered during an air raid; interred at American Cemetery at Port Moresby, New Guinea; repatriated and re-interred at Green Wood Cemetery, Reedsburg, WI in May '49; brother Ernest J. served in Air Corps

28-Feb-17

633.   

Lee, Robert E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at CA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 16 Oct. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39713854; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 3 Aug. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

634.   

Leeper, Harvey A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at PA; son of son of Mrs. Mary Leeper; hometown Brownsville, PA; entered service 15 Dec. '42 at Greensburg, PA; SN 33412978; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

635.   

Lehrhoff, Sanford

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NJ; son of Marty and Celia Lehrhoff, 915 S. 17th St., Newark, NJ (hometown); entered service 11 Jun. '42 at Newark, NJ; SN 32307800; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 6 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Apr-14

636.   

Lehtimaki, Carl A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; hometown Gogebic Co., MI; entered service 5 Oct. '42 at Marquette, MI; SN 36402844; DOW 14 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

637.   

Leland, Rex R.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1919 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland (Roger) Leland, Easton Township, MI (hometown); graduated Ionia H. S. in '38, honor student; worked on his father's farm when he entered service; PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635369; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 29 Nov. to 5 Dec. '42 near Buna; KIA 5 Dec. '42; according to Lt. Paul L. Schwartz, he climbed a tree ca. 1 Dec. '42 to observe mortar fire which took out enemy machine gun and snipers in trees; WIA (in arm) on 1 Dec. but refused to leave the tree; Daily Telegram article states he directed mortar fire from dangerous, exposed positions (often in trees) numerous times during attack on Buna Village; interred at Greene Cemetery, Belding, MI; brother also served in military

15-Apr-13

638.   

Lemke, William A.

1SG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 21 Jan. '17 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lemke; graduated McKinley H.S.; completed an agricultural course at UW; worked at Marshfield Brick Co. and in farming; was SGT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in '34); SN 20649171; KIA 28 Dec. '42 (29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 25

639.   

Levy, Adolph J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Kings Co., NY; entered service 13 Sep. '43 at New York, NY; SN 42038659; KIA 12 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

640.   

Levy, Max

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1909 at Danzig or Germany; hometown Cuyahoga Co., OH; entered service 14 Jun. '43 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35066076; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 21 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

641.   

Lewis, Dale D.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; hometown Lucas Co., OH; entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Ft. Hayes, OH; SN 15071803; served with 127TH Inf.; FOD 5 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

642.   

Lewis, Leon O.

Tec. 5

114TH Engr. Bn., Co. C

born 1919 at OR; hometown Los Angeles Co., CA; entered service 27 Jan. '41 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39151138; fought at Buna-Sanananda; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

643.   

Lightner, L. Philip

PFC

732D Ord. (LM) Co.

born 1917 at IL; hometown Milwaukee Co., WI; married; entered service 19 Oct. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 16132487; served with 732D Ord. Co.; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Jun-14

644.   

Lincoln, Boyd L.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1920 at MI; hometown Big Rapids, MI; SN 20634803; was PFC in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Big Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC for his actions on 30 Nov. '42 near Buna; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

645.   

Lingenfelser, Joseph Earl

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 Jul. '15 at Terre Haute, IN; son of Charles Albert Lingenfelser and Jane M. Sweeney; hometown in MI; SN 36111326; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

646.   

Linsenbardt, Wilbert G.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915; son of William J. and Mathilda Anna Linsenbardt; hometown Moreau, MO; SN 37130686; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 5 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 Pauls Lutheran Cemetery, Lohman, MO

5-Apr-14

647.   

Lisovitch (Lisovich), Francis E.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 30 Aug. '21 at OH; hometown Sharon, PA; entered service 30 Jul. '42 at Erie, PA; SN 33274358; 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; later promoted to SSG; KIA 9 Dec. '44 at Leyte; interred at Arlington National Cemetery

648.   

Little, John Jacob

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at SC; son of Daniel F. and Mabel McIntosh Little; hometown Pageland, SC; attended Wofford College; married, father of 1; SN O-338263; participated in amphibious landing at Saidor; KIA 12 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

649.   

Lizer, Eugene L.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cuyahoga Co., OH; SN 35467649; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

650.   

Lobaugh, Donald Ronald

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 7 Feb. '25 at Freeport, PA (hometown); entered service 15 May '42 at Freeport, PA; SN 33266793; first enlisted in the Navy in Mar. '42 but was soon discharged for ‘lacking school credits’; then enlisted in the Army in May '42; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 22 Jul. '44 near Afua, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart; interred in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, PA; a bridge across the Allegheny River between Buffalo Township and Allegheny Township, near his hometown of Freeport, PA, was named in his honor in '65; he was inducted into the Hall of Valor at the Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial in Pittsburgh in 2004

651.   

Lochey, Joseph B.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1918; hometown Kalamazoo Co., MI; was PFC in Co. C, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Kalamazoo, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634467; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

652.   

Long, Howard W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NC; son of Gilmer and Lillie Long, Hazelwood, NC (hometown); entered service 28 Aug. '41 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34038415; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Apr-14

653.   

Long, Lawrence R.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1906 at ND; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married; entered service 9 Apr. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39293465; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

654.   

Longfellow, Wilbur W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at MA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 3 Jan. '42 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 19067221; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Apr-14

655.   

Loomis, H. J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at IA; hometown Oelwein, IA; also had ties to Scott County, IA; married; entered service 13 Jul. '43 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37674899; DNB 26 Sep. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

656.   

Louis, Arthur P.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111827; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-May-13

657.   

Louis, Isaac B.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kalamazoo Co., MI; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155158; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland, MI

30-May-13

658.   

Lovern, Ernest Foy

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at TX; Mr. and Mrs. H. Lovern, Megargel, TX (hometown); married; entered service 9 Jan. '42 at Camp Wolters, TX; SN 38080210; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA on Luzon, Philippines; DOW 31 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart; 3 brothers also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

659.   

Lovold, Lloyd R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 Dec. '13 at SD; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married; entered service 20 Apr. '44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39583377; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 24 Mar. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

660.   

Lozano, Selzo

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919; hometown Maricopa Co., AZ; widower; entered service 7 Jan. '42 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38070599; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA (date and circumstances unknown), FOD 11 Dec. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

661.   

Luciano, Daniel A.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922; hometown San Francisco, CA; entered service 5 Oct. '43 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39141398; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 12 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

662.   

Luedtke, Reuben V.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1918 at Richfield Township, Wood Co., WI; father Max Reuben (mother preceded him in death), Klondike, Richfield Township, Wood Co., WI (hometown); Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649216; KIA 11 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; father received telegram 9 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, father recieved it ca. 6 Mar. '43; brother Verle also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

663.   

Lujan, Alberto

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Santa Fe, NM; SN 38583345; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 20 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

664.   

Luna, Albert S.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at CA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; 8 Jan. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39016436; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Apr-14

665.   

Lund, Oscar M.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 21 Jul. '20 at WI; son of John A. and Hannah C. (Quam) Lund; hometown Stoughton, WI; was PVT in Co. I, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Stoughton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650432; KIA 19 Feb. '44 at Gabumi, near Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Lutheran East Cemetery, Stoughton, WI

6-Apr-14

666.   

Lundgren, Chester Theodore

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 12 Sep. '25 at St. Paul, MN; son of Carl Oscar and Emma Helena (Turnblad) Lundgren, 1155 E. Jenks St., St. Paul, MN (hometown); entered service 8 Jul. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37598523; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 May '45 by sniper during a patrol on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Apr-14

667.   

Lupo, Liston B.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 7 Dec. '19 at Horry County, SC (hometown); son of Daniel M. and Rosa Anderson Lupo; attended Conway H. S.; entered service 11 Dec. '42 at Ft. Jackson, SC; SN 34518209; KIA 30 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-May-13

668.   

Lusk, Harry W.

CPT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 27 Sep. '13; son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Lusk of Harrisburg, PA; hometown Eau Claire, WI; graduated U. of Wis. in '35; participated in ROTC; worked at Union National Bank in Eau Claire; married; SN O-331468; was 1LT in Officers Reserve when he joined Co. C, 128TH Inf. at Camp Livingston, LA, in Oct. '41; WIA ca. 22 Nov. '42 (more likely 20-21 Nov.) near Buna, New Guinea; earned Silver Star at Buna; promoted to CPT and assumed command of Co. C in Mar. '43; KIA 28 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Longsdorf Cemetery, New Kingstown, PA

669.   

Luther, Chester A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Pitkin Co., CO; SN 38110702; MIA 23 Nov. '45, NARA states FOD (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was MIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

30-May-13

670.   

Luttrell, Carl E.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. '23 at TX; son of Swasey and Ruth Luttrell, 5714 Winslow, Dallas, TX; hometown in TX; SN 38535297; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines (haven't found actual cause of death, presume KIA); earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Apr-14

671.   

Lyng, Leno Leander

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 30 Jan. '12 at Baltic, SD; son of Oluf Nilson and Libbie Lee Lyng; hometown Sioux Falls, SD; married, father of 2; worked for Dybvig Nursery in Baltic, at the Air Base, and later at John Morrell & Co. in Sioux Falls; entered service 28 Mar. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37590894; trained at Camp Roberts and Ft. Ord, CA; overseas Dec. '44; assigned to Co. E, 127TH Inf.; WIA 9 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines, DOW later that day; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Olaf Cemetery, Baltic, SD

28-Nov-13

672.   

Lyons, Erwin

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at KY; hometown Henry Co., KY; entered service 27 Nov. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250013; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Nov-13

673.   

MacFarland, John W.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112908; KIA 5 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-May-45

674.   

Madigan, Frederick H.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155399; KIA 22 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-May-13

675.   

Madsen, Walter G.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1912 at WI; son of Mrs. Carrie Madsen, Lena, WI; hometown Manitowoc, WI; worked as truck driver for Ward Schutte; was PVT in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646709; released from service for being more than 28 years old in Nov. '41; returned to service 7 Feb. '42; sailed for Australia with the Div.; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; 12th service member from Manitowoc Co. killed in the war; at least 1 of his 4 brothers, Clifford, also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

676.   

Magby, Arlie C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 15 Jun. '24 at Beaton, AR (hometown) (enlistment record states he was born in AZ) (NARA states hometown in AZ); son of Walter David and Tennie Hunt Magby; entered service 9 Apr. '43 at Phoenix, AZ; SN 39858642; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 28 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

677.   

Mahon, Arnold D.

Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn.

born 7 Nov. '18; mother Mae Bobbie Mahon, Hickory Ridge, AR (hometown); SN 37102858; served with 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf.; then Cpl., member of the rescue party rushed to aid 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River near Saidor on 28 Jan. ’44; the group was part of the 50-may patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that engaged a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teteri, along the western edge of the Saidor bridgehead, earlier that day; earned Silver Star, likely for his actions 28 Jan. '44 near Teteri; KIA (DOW) 13 Jul. '44 near Aitape; interred at Lewis Cemetery, Hickory Ridge, AR

14-Oct-14

678.   

Mallon, John Kevin

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Long Beach, CA; SN 19182844; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

679.   

Maloney, Gerald C.

LTC

32D Div. Arty. HQ

born 29 Jul. '98 at Ettrick, WI; son of D. W. and E. E. Maloney, Ladysmith, WI; hometown Stevens Point, WI; enlisted in Troop K, 1ST Wis. Cav., Wis. Nat. Guard, on 14 Apr. '17; transferred to Btry. B, 120TH FA Regt. when 32D Div. was created; completed OCS at Saumur, France and commissioned 2LT; assigned to Btry. E, 103D FA Regt.; fought at Haute-Alsace and Meuse-Argonne during WWI; returned to U.S. 22 Apr. '19; discharged 29 Apr. '19; chosen as a delegate for the 1st national convention of the American Legion at Minneapolis 9-11 Nov. '19; was MAJ in HQ, 2D Bn., 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, in Stevens Point, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN O-102494; died of a heart attack (DNB) at age 45 while addressing officers of his command in Australia on 23 (17) Jul. '43; repatriated and re-interred at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, WI on 24 Aug. '49

680.   

Malsom, John Adam

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 18 Nov. '17; son of Anton and Eva Malsom; hometown Mina, SD; entered service 14 Apr. '42 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 37250204; trained at Camp Roberts and Camp John Knight, CA; overseas Dec. '42; fought at New Guinea; KIA 18 Dec. '44 by MG fire while on patrol near Colasian on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; family received letter of condolence from 1LT James K. Sullivan; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-May-13

681.   

Mancilla, Antonio D.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 7 Aug. ‘20 at Morenci, AZ; Hispanic American; resided in Los Angeles (hometown) when he entered service 8 Jun. ‘44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39588871; served with Co. F, 127TH Inf.; KIA 15 May ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

682.   

Mannhalter, Robert A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Goodhue Co., MN; SN 37097126; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jun-13

683.   

Mansfield, Iven (Ivan) Morris 'Jake'

T/Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 25 Sep. '21 at TN; son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Mansfield, Crockett Mills, TN (hometown); entered service 25 (26) Sep. '42 at Camp Forrest, TN; SN 34327036; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; overseas 10 Feb. '43; landed in Australia 2 Mar. '43; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; Saidor, Aitape, Leyte, and Luzon; WIA Thanksgiving Day, 23 Nov., '44 on Leyte; WIA 4 Apr. '45 on Luzon; slightly WIA 5 May '45 on Luzon; KIA 28 May '45 along Villa Verde Trail at Maleco, near Balete Pass, Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 28 May '45; "For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy near Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands on 28 May 1945. When six were wounded during heavy fighting Sergeant Mansfield voluntarily went forward and assisted in their evacuation. He then started to reorganize the perimeter defense against the intense enemy assaulting and while so doing he was killed by enemy artillery. Sergeant Mansfield's extreme heroism was an inspiration to his fellow soldiers."; also earned at least 2 Purple Hearts; parents received letter of condolence from Chaplain Eugene B. McAlister and Capt. Julius A. Sakas; repatriated and re-interred at Maury City Cemetery, Maury City, TN on 15 Aug. '48; at least 2 of his 5 brothers also served

3-Nov-14

684.   

Mansfield, John Roy

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1 Oct. '15 at IN; son of John and Anna Mansfield, Indianapolis, IN (hometown); entered service 29 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250895; served with 1ST Plt., Co. A, 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines, shortly before he was scheduled to go home; interred at Holy Cross and Saint Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

2-Jun-14

685.   

Marchellino, James M.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at IA; hometown Poweshiek Co., IA; entered service 25 Nov. '41 at Ft. Des Moines, IA; SN 17033059; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB 25 Dec. '42; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

686.   

Marcil, Hector

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MA; father Laurent Marcil, 172 Columbia St., Adams, Berkshire, MA (hometown); entered service as a PVT on 15 Jan. '42 at Ft. Devens, MA; commissioned at some point; new SN O-1331408; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

687.   

Maresh, Rudolph V.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1914 at Manitowoc, WI; son of Vincent and Blanche Maresh, 850 N. 9th St., Manitowoc, WI (hometown) (mother died while he was training with Div. at Camp Livingston, LA); participated in CCC; was PVT in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646710; KIA 20 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, presented to his father; the 1st casualty of Co. E and the 17th Manitowoc Co. service member killed in the war; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

688.   

Marini, Clarinora C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at MA; hometown Norfolk Co., MA; 29 Jul. '42 at Boston, MA; SN 31157323; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

689.   

Marino, Mike S.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at OH; hometown Cuyahoga Co., OH; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Camp Perry, OH; SN 35280232; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

690.   

Markee, Terry C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 21 Jun. '18 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Markee, Marshfield; graduated Marshfield H.S. '37; worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Co.; SN 20649262; was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in Sep. '40); KIA 28 Dec. '42 (29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 24

691.   

Marmur, Frank S.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Dakota Co., MN; SN 37097145; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jun-13

692.   

Marrs, Russell L., Jr.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Spotsylvania Co., VA; SN 33544373; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 27 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

693.   

Marshall, Lloyd A.

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Dakota Co., MN; SN O-1312578; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 28 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

694.   

Martin, Charles R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at VA; hometown Westmoreland County, VA; entered service 29 Apr. '43 at Richmond, VA; SN 33635714; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 20 Mar. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

29-Nov-13

695.   

Martin, Floyd, Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Macomb Co., MI; entered service 17 Sep. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36127838; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Nov-13

696.   

Martin, Paul L.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 29 Mar. '12 at TX; son of Thomas A. and Lucy E. Martin, Rathdrum, ID (hometown); entered service 5 Jun. '42 at Tacoma, WA; SN 39177055; served with Co. L, 128TH Inf.; MIA (DNB, drowned) 7 Feb. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; brother Thomas Arlin, Jr. was USMC and died at Iwo Jima

8-Apr-14

697.   

Martinez, Cruz D.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926; hometown Imperial Co. or Santa Clara Co., CA; entered service 9 Aug. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39596964; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 14 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

698.   

Martinez, Rudy J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 in NM; hometown Gunnison Co., CO; married; entered service 7 Mar. '44 at Ft. Logan, CO; SN 37361300; served with 127TH Inf.; severely WIA along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines, DOW 3 Feb. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Dec-13

699.   

Martinkavitz, Stanley F.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 15 Apr. '13 at Two Rivers, WI; son of Adam Martinkavitz (mother preceded him in death), 2012 E. River St., Two Rivers, WI (hometown); entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208227; discharged for being over 28 years old; re-entered service 3 mos. later and rejoined his unit; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

700.   

Marx, Robert W.

PVT

64TH Inf. Bde., HQ Co.

born 1918 at WI; son of Michael F. 'Mike' and Mina P. (Wilsey) Marx, 116 S. Water St., Sparta, WI (hometown); was PVT in HQ Co., 64TH Inf. Bde., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sparta, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20645405; seriously wounded 30 Mar. '41 when truck carrying him and 4 other Soldiers overturned at Fishville, LA; DNB 4 Apr. '41; interred at Saint Patricks Cemetery, Sparta, WI

11-Mar-14

701.   

Massaro, Dan

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1919 at IA; hometown Cook Co. IL; entered service 9 Dec. '41 at Camp Grant, IL; SN 36308232; KIA 7 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

702.   

Matthews, Jack H.

SGT

129TH FA Bn.

born 4 Feb. '24 ('22) at Wisconsin Rapids, WI; son of Russell R. and Mildred G. Matthews, 511 14th Ave. N., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); attended Lincoln H. S.; was PVT in Btry. E, 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Wisconsin Rapids, WI on 15 Oct. '40; he was a 16-year old junior at the time, left school to mobilize with his unit; SN 20652447; assigned to 129TH FA Bn. after reorganization, likely Btry. B; KIA 2 Aug. '44 at Afua, New Guinea; family notified ca. 28 Aug. '44; earned Purple Heart, family received it ca. 2 Nov. '44; repatriated ca. Jun. '48 and reinterred at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

24-Mar-14

703.   

Matzelle, John R., Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at Austria; hometown San Francisco, CA; 29 Mar. '41 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39006306; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Dec-13

704.   

Matzke, Raymond Ervin (Arbin)

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 2 Nov. '20 at Juda, WI (hometown); son of Elmer E. Matzke and Myrtle Estella Raymond; SN 20650626; was CPL in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Monroe, WI, on 15 Oct. '40; KIA 1 Dec. '42 at Buna; 1 of 4 original members of Co. K killed at Buna; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

705.   

Maurer, John

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at CA; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39015600; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Dec-13

706.   

Maxwell, Robert Alfred

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 May '14 at Plain Township, OH; son of William Milo and Edna Blanche (Chopson) Maxwell; hometown Midland, MI; entered service 24 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112565; KIA 9 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; family received it 8 Mar. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at interred at Red Men Cemetery, Warren, IN

6-Jun-13

707.   

May, George L.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born '17 at Six Lakes, MI; son of Daniel Gary (Carey) and Ethel Elora (Gary) May, R.F.D. 1, Edmore, MI (hometown); entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155253; KIA 30 Nov. 1942 near Soputa, New Guinea; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 30 Nov. '42 near Soputa; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Hillcrest Cemetery, Six Lakes, MI

708.   

May, Harold J.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1917 at WI; hometown Racine, WI; eldest of eight siblings; enlisted in Wis. Nat. Guard in '40 to help support his family; was 22-year old PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf. at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650055; WIA Dec. '42; KIA at age 27 on 10 Apr. '45 by Japanese machine gunner along the Villa Verde Trail; earned 2 Purple Hearts; 3 of his brothers, Alfred, Floyd and Charlie, also served during the war; Charlie served with the Army in Europe and was in Germany when notified of his brother's death; interred at Manila American Cemetery

709.   

Mayo, James R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1922 at TN; hometown Robertson Co., TN; farmer; entered service 19 Dec. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34501010; trained at Ft. McClellan, AL; served with Co. L, 127TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Dec-13

710.   

McAnear, Jackson K.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at CO; son of Benjamin and Mae Mc Anear, 308 Newell, Fullerton, CA (hometown); married; entered active service 3 Mar. '41 with Cal. Nat. Guard at Anaheim, CA; SN 20912023; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 24 Nov. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

711.   

McCamish, Leland

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at AR; son of Thomas Melvin and Gather Elvada (Keck) McCamish; hometown Washington Co., AR; entered service 8 Oct. '43 at Little Rock, AR; SN 38517370; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 11 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/2 OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Dec-13

712.   

McCarthy, James H., Jr.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OH; hometown Hamilton Co., OH; entered service 12 Dec. '41 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 15086706; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 19 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Dec-13

713.   

McCarville, Robert W.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1918 at WI; son of Frank and Cecelia (Terhorst) McCarville, 743 Brooks St., Beloit, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. L, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Beloit, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650895; MIA, presumed KIA, 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

714.   

McCoy, William B.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Beaufort Co., SC; SN 34127984; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 21 Dec. '44; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Dec-13

715.   

McDaniel, Troy S.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 Feb. ‘23 at AL; son of Steve H. and Rose, Rosa, or Rosie Lee (Park) McDaniel, Tuscaloosa, AL (hometown), father preceded him in death, mother remarried and became Mrs. Edgeworth or Wedgeworth; resided at 1112 15th St., Tuscaloosa, AL at some point; married Leona Manning; entered service at Ft. McClellan AL on 20 Nov. ‘42; SN 34581060; overseas ca. May ‘44; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 29 Jul. ‘44 at New Guinea (likely near Aitape) at age 23; family notified 23 Aug. ‘44; brothers Hubert and Clarence also served; interred at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Jena, AL

15-Mar-17

716.   

McDonald, Lonnie L.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at NC; father Archie McDonald, Rockingham, NC (hometown); entered service 26 Mar. ‘43 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34770902; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 24 Mar. ‘45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Apr-14

717.   

McElderry, Duane Valdora

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 14 Nov. '18 at Kensington, KS; son of James M. and Anna L. McElderry; hometown in KS; SN 37139014; KIA 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Olive Branch Cemetery, Kensington, KS

718.   

McGettigan, Homer D.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 29 Oct. '13 at Darlington, WI (hometown); son of Mr. and Mrs. John McGettigan; graduated from Darlington schools; operated a grocery store when he entered active service; engaged to marry; was PVT in Co. K, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Monroe, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650679; earned Silver Star for his actions as a Tec. 4 on 18 Nov. '42 near Simemi, New Guinea; battlefield commission Jan. '43 near Buna; SN O-1690795; earned OLC to Silver Star and Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, along Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; KIA 13 May '45 on Luzon; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Apr-13

719.   

McGrew, Orville Festus

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 10 Apr. '18 at Springfield, MN; son of Oren Festus and Flossie Mae McGrew; family moved to a farm near Fredericksburg, IA (hometown) when he was a child; attended school at Sumner, IA; worked in farming until he entered service; entered service 1 Jan. '42; SN 37111085; KIA on 5 Dec. ’42 near Buna, New Guinea; initially reported MIA; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

720.   

McGuire, Edward W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at CO; hometown Araphahoe Co. or Denver Co., CO; married; entered service 17 Apr. '44 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37363172; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Dec-13

721.   

McHugh, John A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown E. Baton Rouge Parish, LA; SN 38494421; KIA 18 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jun-13

722.   

McIver, Earl C.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at ID; hometown Nez Perce Co., ID; entered service 29 Feb. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39471427; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 30 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Dec-13

723.   

McKenny, Laurence (Lawrence) A.

Lt. Col.

107TH QM Bn., HQ Co.

born ca. 1894; father Dr. Clarence McKenny, was president of Wis. State Teachers College (now UW-Milwaukee) at Milwaukee, WI, ‘00-‘12; graduated West Division H. S. in Milwaukee; attended Wis. State Teachers College at Milwaukee until his family moved to Ypsilanti, MI, where Dr. McKenny became president of Mich. State Normal College (now Eastern Mich. U.) until his death in '33; Laurence continued his education at the latter school; served during WWI; trained and deployed overseas with Co. C, 313TH Fld. Sig. Bn., 88TH Div.; that unit was designated a replacement div. when it reached France, he was transferred to 32D Div. (some references state he served with Air Corps); principal of an elementary school in Detroit, MI (hometown) when he entered active service; married, father of 2; was Lt. Col. in HQ, 63D Inf. Bde., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 0-180050; MIA in the attack on the supply boats off Cape Sudest on 16 Nov. '42, presumed KIA; Robert J. Doyle, in a dispatch from overseas on 4 Jan. '43, wrote: "Lieut. Col. L. A. McKenny of Detroit and his handful of quartermaster commandos stayed ahead with troops all the way, supervising the unloading of supply vessels and helping direct the Papuan boys. It was apparently while supervising the handling of supplies that the colonel was killed."; earned OLC to Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; 2 sons were in service; namesake of Laurence A. McKenny Elementary School in Detroit

724.   

McKenzie, John G.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at Channel Islands, England, Great Britain, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales; hometown Columbia Co., OR; entered service 29 Jan. '44 at Portland ,OR; SN 39344409; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 31 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

725.   

McKenzie, Philip J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926 at MD; hometown Prince George's Co., MD; entered service 19 Oct. '44 at Baltimore, MD; SN 33957138; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 25 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

726.   

McKenzie, Ray Merle

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1914 at MI; son of E. P. and Lilly (Lulie) McKenzie, Wakelee, MI (hometown); father preceded him in death; graduated Wakelee H. S. in '33, starred in football, baseball and basketball; family resided at Marcellus, MI in '40; entered service 28 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156060; served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; KIA 12 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Bly Cemetery, Marcellus, MI

3-Dec-13

727.   

McKnight, Benjamin Green

1st Lt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 14 Jun. ‘20; son of Thomas C. McKnight, Elkin, NC; hometown Kannapolis, NC; graduated Clemson Agricultural College of S. C. (now Clemson U.), Class of ‘41; SN O-422961; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions as 2d Lt. on 16 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 26 Dec. ‘42; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and CIB; listed on Clemson University’s “Scroll of Honor” for fallen alumni from all conflicts since WWI; his brother is also listed on the scroll

728.   

McKnight, Eugene

PFC

121ST FA Bn.

born 1925 at PA; hometown Six Mile Run, PA; entered service 2 Jun. '43 at Altoona, PA; SN 33761230; KIA 19 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

729.   

McNaughton, James P.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 27 Feb. '16 at PA; hometown Dauphin Co., PA; entered service 8 Jun. '42 at Harrisburg, PA; SN 13068888; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA

8-May-13

730.   

McWhorter, William A.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 7 Dec. '18, Liberty, SC (hometown); entered service at Liberty, SC; SN 34128801; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 5 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; other awards include Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, and CIB; interred in West View Cemetery, Liberty, SC

731.   

Mealia, Robert J.

Tec. 4

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at CT; hometown Fairfield Co., CT; entered service 7 Dec. '42 at Hartford, CT; SN 31273150; DNB 6 Oct. '45; earned Bronze Star; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jun-13

732.   

Menge, Richard W.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Centerville, MI; SN 36112545; KIA 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of Richard W. Menge Post No. 6756 of VFW at Warren, MI

13-Jun-13

733.   

Merkel, Leander S. 'Lee'

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 19 Feb. '13 at WI; son of Edward A. and Cathern E. (McGivern) Merkel; hometown Marshfield, WI; worked as a garage mechanic; also worked for Marshfield Fire Dept.; was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in Sep. '40); SN 20649263; KIA 7 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 29; earned Purple Heart; at least 3 of his 4 brothers also served, Jerome also belonged to Co. C but was killed in a motorcycle accident before the war; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

734.   

Messina, Nicholas

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111663; KIA 3 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Jun-13

735.   

Meuse, John J., Jr.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 19 May '25 in Wakefield, MA (hometown); son of John Joseph, Sr. and Rose Clara (LeBlanc) Meuse (Muse) (father preceded him in death); entered service 8 Feb. '43 at Boston, MA; SN 31295967; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 15 Jul. '44 at age 19; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

736.   

Meyer, Earl J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916; hometown Madison, MN; SN 37096134; KIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Saint Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Madison, MN

13-Jun-13

737.   

Meyer, John A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 11 Oct. '20; son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer; hometown Burwell, NE; SN 37086979; sent to Camp Roberts, CA on 6 Jan. '42; fought at New Guinea; KIA 16 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jun-13

738.   

Michalak, Ervin A.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1920 at WI; hometown Milwaukee, WI; was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647799; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Dec-13

739.   

Michaud, Edward D.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MA; hometown Cuyahoga Co., OH; entered service 5 Dec. '41 at Ft. Hayes, OH; SN 15071506; KIA 13 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Jun-13

740.   

Michels, Victor L.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 8 May '13 at Town of Richfield, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Michels, Marshfield, WI (hometown); attended school at Bakerville, WI; worked at Marshfield Brick and Tile Co.; was PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in Sep. '40); SN 20649255; KIA 29 Dec. '42 (28 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 29; earned Purple Heart; interred at Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery, Bakerville, WI

741.   

Mickelson, Donald S.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1922 at WI; son of Jens and Esther Mickelson, Madison, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. G, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Madison, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650059; MIA, presumed KIA, 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

742.   

Middendorf, Charles A.

2LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 25 Mar. '17 at Washington, D. C.; parents were from Oconomowoc, WI (hometown) but lived in Milwaukee when he died; joined the Wis. Nat. Guard as a bugler at age 14; SN 20647142; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf. at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; later commissioned; SN O-888232; transferred to Co. L; KIA on 24 Dec. '42 near Buna (one reference says friendly fire, another says Japanese); one reference lists date of death as 6 Jan. '43; interred at Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Milwaukee, WI

743.   

Mihm, Carl W.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Sheboygan Co., WI; graduated Sheboygan H. S. in '35, nicknamed "Cully" in yearbook; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208290; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 5 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

744.   

Mika, Henry J.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at IL; hometown Chicago, IL; worked for Zenith Corp. in Chicago, Zenith dedicated a plaque to employees who died in service ca. Jul. '45; entered service 3 Jun. '41 at Chicago, IL; SN 36034284; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Dec-13

745.   

Miles, Daniel M.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Clarion Co., PA; SN 33712312; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Dec-13

746.   

Miller, Albert T.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at TX; hometown Wharton Co., TX; entered service 10 Feb. '42 at Houston, TX; SN 18062474; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jun-13

747.   

Miller, Billie D.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at IN; son of Carl and Mildred Miller; hometown Cass Co., IN; married; entered service 2 Feb. '43 at Indianapolis, IN; SN 35090212; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB 13 Jan. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Walton Cemetery, Walton, IN

4-Dec-13

748.   

Miller, Gerald H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MI; hometown Ogemaw Co., MI; entered service 10 Dec. '41 at Ft. Custer, MI; SN 36163876; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 15 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Dec-13

749.   

Miller, James Emerson, Jr.

Tec. 5

120TH FA Bn.

born 7 Oct. '18 at Berkeley, CA; son of James Emerson Miller and Claire Louise Kirby Miller; hometown San Francisco, CA; entered service 24 Mar. '41 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39005621; DOW 1 Jan. '45 at Leyte; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

750.   

Miller, John G.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; married; entered service 2 Apr. '42 at Detroit, MI; SN 16063890; KIA 23 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jun-13

751.   

Miller, John V.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at NY; hometown Bronx, NY; entered service 17 Feb. '42 at Ft. Dix, NJ; SN 32238139; KIA 12 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Jun-13

752.   

Miller, Norman L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 25 Sep. '17 at OH; son of Elzie Edison and Ethel May McClish Miller; hometown Missaukee Co., MI; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155218; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Bloomfield Cemetery, Missaukee Co., MI

17-Jun-13

753.   

Miller, Ralph L.

TSgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1913 at IA; son of J. L. Miller, Northwood, IA; hometown Ames, IA; graduated Ames H. S.; married; entered service 22 Dec. '42 at Camp Dodge, IA; SN 37651772; trained at Ft. McClelland (McClellan?); overseas ca. May '43; served with Co. K, 127TH Inf.; fought at Aitape; WIA on Leyte, Philippines; returned to duty after about a month in hospital; KIA 7 May '45 while on patrol near Imugan on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; wife received letter of condolence from his co. cdr., 1LT Robert J. Stallman; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, IA

5-Dec-13

754.   

Milleson, Adelbert P.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at OH; son of Clifford B. and Florence Milleson; hometown Margaretta Township, Erie Co., OH; attended Margaretta H. S.; worked at Brightman Nut and Mfg. Co. in Sandusky and also on the family farm; entered service 27 Nov. '41 at Camp Perry, OH; SN 35280012; overseas Apr. '42; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Jul. '44 at Afua, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; at least 3 of his 7 brothers also served (also had 2 sisters), Willard M., Donald C., and Louis C.; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Dec-13

755.   

Milling, Walter H.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at WI; step-father and mother Harvey and Ann Worman, 7119 S. 71st St., West Allis, WI (hometown); entered service 19 Oct. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 16132468; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Apr-14

756.   

Mills, Ira J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at WV; son of James B., Sr. and Nancy E. Mills, Stonewall, WV; hometown Logan Co., WV; married; entered service 27 Jul. '44 at Huntington, WV; SN 35781366; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 24 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Apr-14

757.   

Mitchell, Harold L.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 5 May '18; son of Frank and Lillia Mitchell; hometown Ionia, MI; SN 20635375; enlisted as PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI, on 7 Jun. '36; with that unit on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC for his actions as CPL 7 & 9 Dec. '42 near Buna; seriously WIA 19 Dec. '42 while attacking the Triangle; DSC bestowed while he was in the hospital; DOW 26 Dec. '42 in New Guinea; also earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and CIB; interred at Highland Park Cemetery, Ionia, MI

758.   

Mitchell, Marion S.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at SC; hometown Greenville Co., SC; married; entered service 6 Aug. '43 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34779934; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 30 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Dec-13

759.   

Mitchell, Phillip R.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at AR; hometown Yuba , CA; married; entered service 9 Dec. '44 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39428218; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 1 Aug. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Apr-14

760.   

Mitchell, Vernon C.

PFC

129TH FA Bn.

born 1919 at OH; son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mitchell, E. Main St., Bradford, OH (hometown); also had ties to Union City, OH; entered service 27 Jan. '41 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 35116569; served with 129TH FA Bn.; sailed for Australia with the Div.; married while in Australia; MIA 10 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; FOD 8 Feb. '46; earned Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; 3 brothers served in Navy, James W., Sam, and Millard

16-Jun-14

761.   

Mitko, Rudolph J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 22 Nov. '41 at Ft. Custer, MI; SN 36162211; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 5 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Dec-13

762.   

Mittleberger, Earl

PFC

114TH Engr. Bn., Co. A

mother Mrs. Emma Mittleberger, Davenport, IA (hometown); SN 37039378; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his efforts on 28 Dec. '42 at Buna, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart; KIA while building a bridge; interred at Manila American Cemetery

763.   

Molleur, Joseph D.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at British North America or Canada or Labrador or Newfoundland; hometown Beach Falls, VT; entered service 30 Sep. '42 at Manchester, NH; SN 31175731; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; depicted in Signal Corps photo attaching tin cans to barbed wire as an early warning device on Saidor, New Guinea on 11 Feb. '44

20-Jun-13

764.   

Monaghan, Thomas Michael (a.k.a. Father Owen)

Chaplain (CPT)

126TH Inf. Regt.

born Thomas Michael Monaghan on 6 Apr. '10 in Chicago, IL (hometown); ordained on 6 Jun. '36 in Des Moines, IA; he became a military chaplain in the Army and set sail for the South Pacific in Dec. '42; he was assigned to the 162D Inf. Regt., 41ST Div., which also fought in the New Guinea Campaign; earned the Silver Star for his actions at Roosevelt Ridge; he came down with tropical malaria in Dec. '43; he was transferred to the 126TH Inf. Regt. of the 32D Div.; he was KIA at Luzon, Philippines on 7 Apr. '45; interred at Passionist Monastery, 5700 N. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL

765.   

Mongels, Clayton H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in MN; SN 37097226; MIA 1944 on New Guinea, presumed KIA; ABMC lists date of death as 16 Feb. '46 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was MIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/2 OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

20-Jun-13

766.   

Monnich, Lawrence E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at IL; hometown Chicago, IL; married; entered service 3 Oct. '42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36381034; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 6 Aug. '44 at Afua, near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Silver Star (likely for his actions at Afua, but could have been Saidor) and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Apr-14

767.   

Monosso, Ray W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at WI; hometown Grays Harbor Co., WA; married; entered service 18 Apr. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39473997; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 7 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Dec-13

768.   

Monreal, Daniel L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TX; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 8 Jan. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39016355; KIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Jun-13

769.   

Mooney, Lester Taylor

CPT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1918; hometown Norman, OK; also had ties to Temple, OK; attended Kemper Military School, Class of '38; may have also attended U. of OK, Class of '41; SN O-411477; sailed for the Philippines Nov. '41; detoured to Australia, then Java; joined 32D Div. in Australia; earned Silver Star for his actions as 1LT on 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; spotted by UP correspondent Frank Hewlett along with Lt. Frank J. Spoerle, SGT Maurice Bailey, and PVT George King as they were firing Thompson sub-machine guns into a Japanese dugout ca. 21 Dec. '42; KIA 9 Feb. '44 while commanding Co. K, 128TH Inf. near Saidor, New Guinea; also earned Purple Heart; interred at IOOF Cemetery, Norman, OK

770.   

Moore, Hugh Mathis 'Mathis'

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 26 May '19 at OK; son of Joseph DeMossie and Margaret Emma (Dotson) Moore, 521 N. 12th St., Frederick, OK (hometown); attended Frederick School; entered service 16 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38063550; trained in Camp Roberts, CA; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; he volunteered for a sniper patrol; sitting in a fox hole with his buddy, Emit Perkins; Perkins shot one sniper, then Mathis was shot in the head by another sniper; his unit was forced to withdraw and they were unable to recover him; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Frederick Memorial Cemetery, Frederick, OK

20-Jun-13

771.   

Mora, Federico

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at NM; son of Antonio Mora, Mcintosh, NM; hometown Bernalillo Co., NM; entered service 21 Jun. '44 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38581801; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Apr-14

772.   

Morgan, Joe C.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at GA; hometown Charlton Co., GA (NARA lists hometown as Toole County, MT); entered service 8 Apr. '43 at Butte, MT; SN 39617558; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 2 Aug. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Dec-13

773.   

Morley, Boyd Thomas

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 12 Apr. '18 at Sauk Co., WI; son of Ralsa Harvey and Ethel (Tucker) Morley; father served with Co. B, 344TH Inf., 86TH Div., during WWI, DD, pneumonia on 13 Oct. '18 in France; hometown Reedsburg, WI; also had ties to Juneau Co., WI; married Frances Knight, father of Boyd Ralsa; entered service at Chicago, IL on 4 Aug. '41; SN 36045034; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW or KIA 11 Dec. '44 at Leyte, Philippines; interred at Narrows Prairie Cemetery, Rock Springs, WI

25-Feb-17

774.   

Morphew, Lambert Lynton ‘Bert’

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., AT Co.

born 17 Dec. ‘24 at Nora Springs, IA; son of Fae Wallace and Alma K. (Heuer) Morphew, mother resided at Lake Park, IA (hometown), father at Nora Springs, IA, father served during WWI; also had ties to Plymouth, Mason City, and Clear Lake, IA; worked at Ed Lawrence dairy, Ernst Reetz farm, and for Belle McLaren; moved to Burbank, CA in ‘42 and worked at Acro Metals Corp.; entered service at Los Angeles, CA on 9 or 16 Apr. ‘43; SN 39570185; sailed in Oct. ‘43; landed at Australia in Nov. ‘43; served with AT Co., 126TH Inf.; deployed to New Guinea; contracted typhus, hospitalized for 6 mos. at French Haven; returned to duty with his unit in Jan. ‘45; KIA 16 Mar. ‘45, shrapnel, at Sapinit, Luzon, Philippines at age 21; earned Purple Heart; brother Dalton D. served with USMC during WWII; repatriated and re-interred at Silver Lake Cemetery, Lake Park, IA on 16 Feb. ‘49

21-Feb-17

775.   

Morris, William V.

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Polk Co., IA; ABMC says he entered service from AZ; NARA lists him from Polk Co., IA; SN O-1284372; KIA 17 Jun. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart w/2 OLCs; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Jun-13

776.   

Morrow, James Curtis

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 2 Jul. '24 near Cuthbert, TX; son of James Gideon and Margaret Elizabeth (Bryan) Morrow; hometown Marfa, TX; SN 38440045; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; KIA 30 Nov. '44 near Limon on Leyte, Philippines; family was notified 5 Feb. '45; family received letters of condolence from his commander, CPT La Verne W. Hebbe and a chaplain; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Jul-13

777.   

Morton, Doyle D.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1922 at MO; father Homer Morton; hometown Doty, WA; SN 39183689; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

778.   

Mosier, Elmer R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at IN; hometown Hardinsburg, IN; entered service 17 Jul. '42 at Louisville, KY (a couple of references state he entered service Dec. '40 for 1 year, which implies Nat. Guard, and was assigned to 38TH 'Cyclone' Div., if so, he was likely discharged when the over 28 rule was implemented, then recalled to duty soon after); SN 35484872; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 13 Sep. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Apr-14

779.   

Mueller, Lloyd J.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 10 Mar. '20 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); son of Henry C. Mueller, Marshfield; was SGT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined ca. '38); SN 20649192; KIA 29 Dec. '42 (28 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 22; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

780.   

Mullens, Donald W.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1923 at KS; hometown Wyandotte Co., KS; entered service 25 May '43 at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; SN 37527078; KIA 21 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions on 21 Mar. ‘45; also earned Purple Heart w/2 OLCs; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Jun-13

781.   

Mulley, John

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Rochester, NY; entered service 11 Sep. '43 at Rochester, NY; SN 42024662; KIA 12 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Jun-13

782.   

Mullins, Edward O'Dell, Jr.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 24 Sep. '20 at KY or OH; grew up in DeMossville, KY; family moved to Morrow, OH in '40; married, father of 1; his job as a farm laborer could have kept him out of the war, but he gave up his deferment; entered service 27 Nov. '44 at Louisville, KY; SN 35820372; trained at Fort McClellan, AL; arrived in the Philippines in May '45; assigned to Co. A, 128TH Inf.; earned Bronze Star for eliminating a pair of Japanese machine gun emplacements with his BAR and a grenade in Jul. '45; KIA, shot by a Japanese sniper, 15 Aug. '45 at approximately 0615 hours near Bagabag on Luzon, Philippines; the last U.S. combat fatality before the Japanese surrender went into effect; the order to cease hostilities was put out 45 minutes after he was killed; other awards include Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/service star, WW II Victory Medal,  CIB, Philippine Liberation Medal w/service star, and the Philippine Presidential Unit; his brother, Marcellus, also served and was killed in an automobile accident in England 23 Oct. '45; black granite monument dedicated to him in Morrow, OH on 11 Nov. '97; interred at Morrow Cemetery, Morrow, OH

3-Dec-13

783.   

Muniz, Jose V.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at CO; hometown Conejos Co., CO; entered service 24 Jul. '42 at Pueblo, CO; SN 37351012; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 10 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-14

784.   

Murphy, James E.

CPT

129TH FA Bn.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Superior, WI; PFC in HQ Btry., 120TH FA Regt., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Superior, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20651462; commissioned at some point; new SN O-413918; served with 129TH FA Bn.; KIA 22 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jun-14

785.   

Murphy, James W.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married; entered service at 23 May '44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39586412; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/2 OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

786.   

Murphy, William A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1910 at VA; hometown Buckingham Co., VA; married; entered service 14 Dec. '42 at Charlottesville, VA; SN 33446187; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

787.   

Myers, Archie F.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at PA; hometown Lancaster Co., PA according to enlistment record, NARA lists him from Berks Co., PA; married; entered service 20 Jun. '41 at New Cumberland, PA; SN 33076977; DOW 20 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

26-Jun-13

788.   

Myers, Charles S.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at OH; hometown Clark Co., OH or Bracken Co., KY; married; entered service 10 Jul. '44 at Ft. Hayes, OH; SN 35237209; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-14

789.   

Myers, Fred F. 'Toater'

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1924 at OR; hometown Longview, WA, NARA lists him from Curry Co., OR; entered service 25 May '43 at Portland, OR; SN 39332804; KIA 14 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brothers, Glen, Norman and Cape also served

27-Jun-13

 

 

 

 

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