The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames N through Q

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

790.   

Naranjo, Lloyd

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 31 Aug. '16 at CO; hometown Denver Co., CO; married; entered service 9 Aug. '44 at Denver, CO; SN 37710923; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 21 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

791.   

Nash, Gene L.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at NV; hometown Alameda, CA; entered service 12 Oct. '42 at San Francisco, CA; SN 39109553; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

792.   

Nason, Carter H.

LTC

32D ID

born 16 Oct. '03; mother Mrs. Florence Nason, Milwaukee, WI (hometown); graduated Ripon College in '25; earned masters at Marquette U. in '38; also attended U. of Chicago; taught at Wausau and Waukesha before moving back to Milwaukee; latin teacher and student advisor at Bay View H. S., since '30; married, father of 2; CPT and plans and training off. in HQ, 64TH Inf. Bde., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Baraboo, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN O-215092; graduated inf. off. school at Ft. Benning, GA and cmd. and staff school at Ft. Leavenworth, KS; to southwest Pacific Sep. '42; 19 mos. overseas; not sure which unit he served with, presumed as 32D Div. until I know for sure; monument states he was engr. off.; home on terminal leave after med. discharge ca. Sep. '44; killed by Chicago & North Western train as he crossed the tracks at St. Francis Ave., St. Francis, WI at 1915 hours on 7 Sep. '44; due to resume his teaching job 23 Sep. '44; brother Robert also served overseas; interred at Oak Ridge Cemetery, East Troy, WI

20-Oct-14

793.   

Navarre, Everett J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36571346; KIA 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

794.   

Neel, Claude Franklin

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 17 Jan. '17 at Beaumont, TX; son of William Claude and Marguerite Peal (Margaret Pearl) (Godkin) Neel; resided at 3419 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA (hometown); married, father of (at least) 1; entered service 8 Jan. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39016385; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA near Buna, New Guinea, War Dept. reported him MIA in a release on 11 May '43, FOD 13 Dec. '45; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-14

795.   

Neely, Buster William

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Contra Costa, CA; enlisted in CA; SN 39051796; KIA 21 Dec. 1944 on Leyte, Philippines; interred in Philippines until '48 when repatriated and re-interred in CA

796.   

Nehrkorn, Charles J.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘21 at IL; hometown Perry Co., IL; entered service 3 Oct. ‘42 at Chicago, IL; SN 36381447; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 27 Mar. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-14

797.   

Nelson, Alvin L.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 2 Oct. ‘17; hometown Cannon Falls, MN; SN 37159302; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB (KIA) 10 Mar. ‘45 at Leyte, Philippines; C-46D-5-CU ‘Commando,’ SN 44-77341, with a crew of 7, took off from Mabalacat Airfield, Luzon, to evacuate 30 casualties to Tanauan Airfield, Leyte, it never arrived, wreckage located at some point, all crewmembers and passengers were killed; he was 1 of at least 4 of the passengers from the 32D Div., including 1st Lt. Alfred S. Hazard, Pfc. Robert E. Sosey, Capt. Floyd E. Walther; interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

14-Mar-17

798.   

Nelson, John M. (E.)

Pvt.

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘12 at IL; hometown Chicago, IL; alumnus of Morgan Park Military Academy in Chicago; married; entered service 14 Apr. ‘41 at Chicago, IL; SN 36025051; discharged for being over 28 years old; re-entered service; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 17 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; family received telegram 1 Jan. ‘43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-Apr-14

799.   

Nichols, William E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at KY; hometown Jackson Co., MI; entered service 9 May '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156643; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 22 Apr.'45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Apr-14

800.   

Nicol, Jess J.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1918 at MI; hometown Ottawa Co., MI; was PVT in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634631; KIA 8 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jun-13

801.   

Nicoline, John William 'Buddy' 'Bud'

Pfc.

unknown

born 1 Oct. '21 at Lima, OH; son of John Edward and Nellie Pauline (Gillham) Nicoline, 506 W. Vine St., Lima, OH (hometown), mother preceded him in death by 6 mos.; entered service Oct. '44; SN 35885862; trained at Ft. McClellan, AL; overseas Apr. '45; served with 32D Div.; fought at Luzon, Philippines; served with Army of Occupation in Japan; DNB (DD), smallpox hemorrhage, 8 Jan. '46 at Army hosp. in Japan; father received telegram 19 Jan. '46; awards include Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and CIB; interred at Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima, OH

4-Nov-14

802.   

Nivison, William C.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 1919 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PVT in Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635928; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jun-13

803.   

Nolan, Francis R.

Pfc.

unknown

born 29 Oct. '17 at Manawa, WI; son of Mrs. Katherine Nolan, Manawa, WI (hometown); attend St. Norbert College, Class of  ’44; entered service 17 Oct. '42 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36275799; left Manawa 31 Oct. '42 for Camp Wolters, TX; overseas Mar. '43; served with 32D Div.; DNB 27 Jan. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; interred at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Little Wolf Township, Waupaca Co., WI; at least 3 of his 5 brothers also served

3-Nov-14

804.   

Nolan, Robert J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at PA; hometown Philadelphia, PA; married; entered service 2 Aug. '43 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 33793538; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 19 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Apr-14

805.   

Nørgaard, Bjarne C.

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Steele Co., ND; SN 37096476; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB 10 Jan. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

806.   

Norris, Clifford H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at IL; hometown Effingham Co., IL; entered service 29 Nov. '41 at Chicago, IL; SN 36307325; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Dec-13

807.   

North, Clifford V.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1920 at TX; hometown Harris Co., TX; entered service 15 Dec. '41 at Houston, TX; SN 18060816; KIA 2 Dec. '42 at "Huggins’ Roadblock" near Sanananda, New Guinea; NARA states FOD; MIA until Sep. '95 when a team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command found his grave and that of another Soldier, PFC Francisco A. Olguin, Jr., near Sanananda, New Guinea; does not seem to be listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; remains were positively identified 26 Oct. '04; returned to his family ca. May '05

28-Jun-13

808.   

Northup, Donald H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Keokuk Co., IA; SN 37429874; KIA 7 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippine; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jun-13

809.   

Nosari, Natale J.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MO; hometown St. Louis, MO; entered service 3 Oct. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37388973; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Apr-14

810.   

Novack, Joseph Henry

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Stearns Co., MN; SN 37023539; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 12 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Apr-14

811.   

Novak, John D., Jr. (Nowak)

Pvt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born ‘19 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Novak (Nowak), Sr., 2121 S. 17th St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); worked in shoe factory in Milwaukee; was Pvt. in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20647803; KIA 31 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea

812.   

Noyes, Darwin V.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 Nov. 18 at Cogswell, ND; hometown Portland, OR; married, father of 2; entered service 12 Jul. '44 at Portland, OR; SN 39345084; KIA 23 Feb. '45 at Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jun-13

813.   

Null, John L. (R.)

SGT

120TH FA Bn.

born 1925 at IN; hometown at Maricopa Co., AZ; entered service 23 Jun. '43 at Phoenix, AZ; SN 39861026; KIA 11 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

814.   

Nummer, Erwin Joseph

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt. , Co. F

born 14 Dec. '08 at Lowell, MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; SGT in Svc. Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI, on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20633778; commissioned at some point; new SN O-402981; earned DSC for his actions as 1LT and Cdr. of Co. F on 30 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; WIA 30 Nov. '42; KIA 16 Dec. '44 as Cdr. of Co. H on Leyte, Philippines; earned 2 Purple Hearts; interred at Manila American Cemetery; two brothers served during the war, one in France and the other in South Pacific

815.   

Nutt, Edward E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown McCurtain Co., OK; SN 38589896; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 23 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Apr-14

816.   

Nycz, John S.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at POL; son of Stephen and Antonette Nycz, Torrington, CT (hometown); entered service 24 Sep. '42 at Hartford, CT; SN 31191438; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Apr-14

817.   

Ober, Edwin L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Newaygo Co., MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155575; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

27-Jun-13

818.   

Obermeier (Obermeyer), Robert John

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 6 Jun. '20 at Stratford, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. John Obermeier, Lincoln Township, Wood County, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI in Fall of '39; PFC in same unit on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649240; transferred to MPs while Div. was in LA; transferred back to 128TH Inf. at some point; DNB 13 Jul. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

819.   

O'Daniel, Louis

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at AR; hometown Alameda, CA; married; entered service 2 Apr. '44 at Presidio of Monterey, CA; SN 39049784; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 17 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-May-14

820.   

Odell, Chauncey Newton 'Pat'

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 19 Jul. '25 at VA; hometown Norfolk, VA; entered service 19 Nov. '43 at Richmond, VA; SN 33543983; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA on Luzon, Philippines; DOW 12 Feb. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, VA

9-Dec-13

821.   

Odrowas, Joseph, Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 6 Jul. '18 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112838; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Dec-13

822.   

Oelschlaeger, Frederick K. 'Fritz'

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 6 Aug. '19 at Milwaukee, WI; son of Fred and Sophie Oelschlaeger; family moved to a farm on E. Oak St. in Oak Creek (hometown) in '33; graduated Bay View H. S.; joined Wis. Nat. Guard on 26 Sep. '40; was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf. at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647806; twice WIA; KIA 16 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; family received letters of condolence from Father Edward Connolly, 127TH Inf. Chaplain and from company commander, CPT George M. Ficklen; first Oak Creek Soldier killed in the war; brother also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery; namesake of Oelschlaeger-Dallman Post No. 434 of American Legion at Oak Creek

24-Jul-13

823.   

O'Hanlon, David V.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1905 at OH; resided at 752 Minerva St., East Liverpool, OH (hometown); entered service 21 Jan. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35005415; trained at Camp Shelby, MS; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, FOD, 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

3-May-14

824.   

Ohlin, Herbert R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at IL; son of Adolf and Eucly Ohlin, Villa Park, IL ( hometown); entered service 27 Jun. '41 at Chicago, IL; SN 36024379; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-May-14

825.   

O'Keefe, Douglas R.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1917 at WI; son of Charles and Nora O'Keefe, 313 Emmett St., Portage, WI (hometown); PVT in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649889; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-May-14

826.   

Oldfield, Ralph W.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born '20 or '21 at OK; hometown Orange, CA; entered active service 3 Mar. '41 as inf. sgt. with Cal. Nat. Guard at Anaheim, CA; SN 20911956; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Dec-13

827.   

Oleneack, Roman F.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155217; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Jun-13

828.   

Olguin, Francisco A., Jr.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 19 May '20 at Pecos, TX (hometown); son of Francisco Sr. and Andrea A. Olguin; entered service 8 Jan. '42; SN 38070764; KIA 2 Dec. '42 at "Huggins’ Roadblock" near Sanananda, New Guinea; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; MIA until Sep. '95 when a team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command found his grave and that of another soldier, PVT Clifford North, near Sanananda, New Guinea; remains were positively identified 26 Oct. '04; interred with full military honors at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery on Memorial Day, 30 May '05

28-Jun-13

829.   

Olk, Ernest C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at MI; hometown Manistee Co., MI; entered service 16 Apr. '43 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36462061; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA (NARA states DNB) 30 Sep. '44; earned Bronze Star; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

9-Dec-13

830.   

Oller, Clarence Lee 'Clancy' or 'Bud'

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 25 Mar. '18 at Avilla Township near Buttermilk, KS; son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy W. Oller; worked on family's farm; also worked at Burton Drug Store in Coldwater (hometown); graduated Coldwater H.S. in '37; active in sports, earned letters in football, baseball and track; attended Northwestern State College, Alva, OK; loved working with his cattle, farming the ground, and training his horse 'Cap'; entered service 26 Dec. '41; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; assigned to Co. G, 127TH Inf. and sailed for Australia with 32D Div. in Apr. '42; broke his ankle as his unit approached Buna, evacuated to Australia; returned to his unit near Buna in Jan. '43; fought at Saidor(?), Aitape, and Leyte; KIA 2 Feb. '45 by enemy artillery shrapnel while performing as mortar observer on Luzon, Philippines; parents received letter of condolence from co. cdr., 1LT Florian C. Plachinski; Ivan Miller and Carlin Whitmore, buddies from his unit, were honorary pallbearers at his funeral 7 Sep. '48; interred at Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, KS

13-Dec-13

831.   

Olson, Edwin W.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MT; hometown Carter Co., MT; entered service 16 Dec. '41 at Missoula, MT; SN 19055772; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 29 Jul. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Dec-13

832.   

Olson, Victor L.

S. Sgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1917 at WI; hometown Colfax, WI; was Pvt. in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648846; earned 3 Silver Stars; 1st Silver Star for his actions on 5 Dec. '42 near Buna; 2nd Silver Star for his actions 25 Dec. '42 near Buna; 1 of the volunteers that rushed to aid 1st Lt. George J. Hess’ group after it became isolated on north bank of Mot River near Saidor on 28 Jan. ’44; the group was part of the 50-may patrol from 1ST Bn., 128TH Inf. that was attacked by a 100-man Japanese force west of the Mot River near Teterei, along the western edge of the Saidor beachhead, earlier that day; the rescuers formed a human chain reaching from the bank into the river to catch 1st Lt. Hess as he was trying to carry a rope across the raging river, so his men could attempt to get back to the friendly side; he was KIA when Japanese machine guns opened up on the chain of rescuers; he has been MIA ever since; 3rd Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 28 Jan. '44 near Saidor; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

833.   

O’Malley, Francis J.

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 29 Jan. ‘20 at WI; son of James and Selma O’Malley, 1130 Washington St., Manitowoc, WI (hometown); graduated Lincoln H. S.; was Pvt. in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646718; WIA ca. Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 29 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea; repatriated ca. Jun. ‘48 and re-interred at Calvary cemetery, Manitowoc, WI

27-Dec-13

834.   

Omweg, Chester David

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 27 Dec. '05 at Berrien, MI; son of Arthur Milton and Orpha Myrtella (Reams) Omweg; hometown Benton Harbor, MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155833; MIA 20 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; family memorial states KIA; NARA states DNB; earned Bronze Star; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, MI

29-Jun-13

835.   

O'Neal, John Fulton

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 26 Jun. '13 at Oakland, CA; son of Rodolphus Alvadore O'Neal and Laura Pauline Tripp; moved to Butte, MT in '38 where he first managed the Fox theater and then the American theater; married, father of (at least) 2; moved to Caldwell, ID in Aug. '40 to manage theater there; moved to Helena, MT (hometown) in Sep. '42 where he managed Ft. Harrison PX until he joined the Army; entered service 6 Mar. '44 at Butte, MT; SN 39622179; overseas Sep. '44; served with Co. K, 127TH Inf.; WIA near Santa Maria on Luzon, Philippines; DOW 21 Feb. '45; wife received letter of condolence from Lt. Stallman, likely 1LT Robert J. Stallman; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously to his wife ca. 11 Jun. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

836.   

O'Neil, Michael H.

SGT

120TH FA Bn.

born 1918 at MA; hometown Suffolk Co., MA; entered service 18 Feb. '41 at Boston, MA; SN 31016462; KIA 13 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

837.   

Orner, James S.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915 at PA; son of Clifford Nelson Orner and Elizabeth Wolf; hometown Richland or Selinsgrove, PA; married; entered service 12 Jun. '44 at New Cumberland, PA; SN 33948255; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 10 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

838.   

Orsborn, Cogan

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Buffalo Co., NE; SN 37139152; DOW 24 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 2 NARA listings, 2nd lists him from Washington, DC and DNB

29-Jun-13

839.   

Ortman, Jack R.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1918 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; was PFC in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635716; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jun-13

840.   

Ostring, Max D.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 19 Oct. ‘19; hometown Albia, IA; SN 37111387; marched over Owen Stanleys; fought at Buna, Saidor, Aitape, Morotai, and Leyte; KIA 11 Dec. ‘44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned the Purple Heart; interred at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Monroe County, IA

841.   

Oswald, Swen

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 1 Jan. or 26 Feb. ‘21 near Elmore, MN; son of Sig and Martha M. Oswald; family moved to a farm near Ventura, IA (hometown) in ‘36; family resided at Grant, IA at ‘40 census; entered service Aug. ‘42; SN 37429746; served with Co. E or 3D Bn., 127TH Inf.; Australia, New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon; KIA 21 Jul. (21 Apr., Aug.) ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines at age 24; parents notified ca. 15 Aug. ‘45; earned CIB; repatriated and re-interred at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, IA ca. 22 Apr. ‘49

9-Mar-17

842.   

Ott, Kenneth L.

Pvt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘24 at KY; hometown Jefferson Co., KY; entered service 5 Jul. ‘43 at Louisville, KY; SN 35705761; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 22 Mar. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

843.   

Overkamp, Richard Miles

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 17 Apr. '17 at Salix, IA; son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham C. Overkamp; hometown Holland, MI; was PVT in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634643; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Sanananda, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Jun-13

844.   

Owens, Clyde K.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925; hometown San Bernardino Co., CA (NARA states Fresno); entered service 28 Dec. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39721881; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 26 Apr. '45, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

845.   

Owens, Marion S.

CPT

129TH FA Bn.

hometown Oklahoma City, OK; graduated Staunton Military Academy, Class of '30; graduated U. of Okla., Class of '34; SN O-322414; trained at Camp Howze, TX; promoted CPT ca. Nov. '42; served with 129TH FA Bn.; KIA 30 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-Jun-14

846.   

Packard, Robert J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 14 Dec. '20 at WI; hometown Milwaukee, WI; attended Bay View H.S.; worked as auto mechanic when mobilized; SN 20647744; was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; wife was defense worker at Milwaukee Bedding Co.; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 15 Dec. '42 near Buna Village; died 29 Dec. '42; earned 2 Purple Hearts; interred at Manila American Cemetery

847.   

Padget, Glen Irving

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Springfield, IL; married, father of (at least) 1; SN 36981735; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

848.   

Padilla, Victor

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920; hometown Costilla Co., CO; entered service 14 Jan. '42; SN 38083364; 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

29-Jun-13

849.   

Palmer, Clyde Robert

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 5 Jun. '11 at WI; son of Clyde F. and Ruby Palmer, Stoughton, WI (hometown); PVT in Co. I, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Stoughton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650472; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Riverside Cemetery, Stoughton, WI

4-May-14

850.   

Palmer, Stanley L.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 22 Apr. '18 at SD; son of Henry and Fern Palmer; hometown Multnomah Co., OR; married, father of 2; entered service 7 Jun. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39477323; DNB 5 Feb. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jun-13

851.   

Palmes, Raymond F.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at MO; hometown Morgan Co., MO; married; entered service 2 Oct. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37388830; KIA 1 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Jun-13

852.   

Paredes, Candelario

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Bexar Co., TX; SN 38366156; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 15 Aug. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-May-14

853.   

Parker, Johnnie H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in AR (NARA lists him from Bent Co., CO); SN 37102765; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 27 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

854.   

Pasquan, Joe

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at WA; son of Alexander and Mary Pasquan, Roslyn, WA (hometown); entered service 9 Oct. '42 at Spokane, WA; SN 39457044; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; overseas Nov. '43; assigned as machine gunner with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; parents received telegram 1 Aug. '44; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

5-May-14

855.   

Patchin, Robert M.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; son of George and Grace Hickey (mother and step-father), 1083 Mollno St., Wyandotte, MI (hometown); PVT in Co. B, 107TH Med. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Wyandotte, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20638924; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-May-14

856.   

Pate, Royal V.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Jun. '22 at GA; son of William Colquitt and Nannie Mae (Baker) Pate, Rt. 1, Resaca, GA (hometown); entered service 13 Dec. '42 at Ft. McPherson, GA; SN 34577881; overseas Jun. '43; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 1 Dec. '44 by a sniper on Leyte, Philippines; family received letter of condolence from a buddy, SGT Carl N. Allen; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Fidelle Cemetery, Gordon Co., GA

10-Dec-13

857.   

Patterson, William C.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at WV; hometown Stark Co., OH; entered service 2 Feb. '43 at Akron, OH; SN 35601360; KIA 12 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Jul-13

858.   

Patton, Clyde R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at KY; hometown Logan Co., WV; married; entered service 14 Dec. '43 at Huntington, WV; SN 35778222; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 9 Mar. '45, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

10-Dec-13

859.   

Paulow, Francis B.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 19 Aug. '16 at Chicago, IL; son of Stanley and Mary Paulow, 2501 14th St., Two Rivers, WI (hometown); family had moved to Two Rivers when he was 3; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208244; trained at Camp Livingston, LA; served with Co. D, 128TH Inf.; KIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; parents notified 21 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 3 brothers, John, Daniel, and Louis, also served

5-May-14

860.   

Payne, George D.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MA; hometown Essex Co., MA; entered service 12 Sep. '42 at Boston, MA; SN 31202245; served with 127th Inf.; DOW 30 Jul. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

861.   

Payne, La Roy R.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at OR; hometown Grant Co., OR; married; entered service 12 Jul. '44 at Portland, OR; SN 39345053; KIA (presumed) 27 Apr. '45; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Jul-13

862.   

Peacock, Derrell (Derell) W.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1907 at FL; hometown Brevard Co., FL; entered service 29 Jul. '42 at Camp Blanding, FL; SN 34244472; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

863.   

Peacock, Thomas L.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at NC; hometown Davidson Co., NC; married; entered service 3 Aug. '43 at Ft. Bragg, NC; SN 34678579; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-May-14

864.   

Peal, Elmer H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at Proctor, OK; mother Viola Peal, Walta, OK; moved to Kittitas, WA (hometown) in '43; married Elma, father of 3, Jerry, Junior, and Douglas; entered service 19 May '44 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38700031; overseas in Nov. '44; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA 21 Mar. '45, recovered and returned to duty; KIA 23 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

865.   

Pearson, George W.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MS; hometown Quitman Co., MS; married; entered service 20 Aug. '42 at Camp Shelby, MS; SN 34349064; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-14

866.   

Peay, Joseph T.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at IN; hometown Marion Co., IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251476; KIA 4 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Jul-13

867.   

Pena, Efrain T.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at TX; hometown Starr Co., TX; entered service 6 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; SN 38073542; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 26 Dec. '44 (NARA states DOW); earned Bronze Star w/OLC and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

868.   

Perkins, Russell Algernon, Jr.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 2 Feb. ‘23 at Plymouth, MI; son of Russell Algernon and Ruth (Howe) Perkins; hometown Lakeview, MI; enlisted in Co. E, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Big Rapids, MI in ‘40 at age 17; SN 20634834; KIA 18 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 19; father was station agent and telegrapher for Pere Marquette Railroad at Lakeview, MI, and was on duty when the War Dept. notification of his son's death arrived via Morse code on 29 Jan. ‘43; interred at New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, IN; brother M. Sgt. Robert D., Air Force, served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam

5-Mar-17

869.   

Perry, James E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at UT; hometown Douglas Co., OR; married; entered service 8 Aug. '44 at Portland, OR; SN 39345840; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

870.   

Pesheck, Vernon F.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MN; hometown Cass Co., MN; married; entered service 7 Mar. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37592629; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 15 Mar. '45; presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

871.   

Peterson, Frank

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at CT; hometown New Haven Co., CT; entered active service 24 Feb. '41 with Conn. Nat. Guard at New Haven, CT; SN 20126880; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-14

872.   

Peterson, Marvin M.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 8 May '21 at Oconto Falls, WI (hometown); son of Magnus and Hazel George Peterson; graduated Oconto Falls H.S. in '40; SN 20646320; was PVT in Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC for his actions to string a guide rope across the Konombi River near Tarakena, New Guinea on 12 Jan. '43; earned Silver Star for his courage and leadership at an outpost along the Driniumor River near Aitape, New Guinea on 27 Jul. '44; KIA later that day while trying to save a comrade; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls, WI; father was WWI veteran

873.   

Pfitzner, William J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MO; hometown Polka Co., MO; entered service 19 Jul. '42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37372821; KIA 5 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-Jul-13

874.   

Pfleger, Frank L. (R.)

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown St. Louis, MO; SN 37130683; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 20 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-14

875.   

Phetteplace, Daniel H.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 30 Aug. '21 at WI; hometown Dane Co., WI; PVT in Co. I, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Stoughton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20650474; KIA 27 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-14

876.   

Pickens, Oliver H., Jr.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NY; hometown Santa Ana (Los Angeles), CA; entered active service as a PVT with Calif. Nat. Guard on 3 Mar. '41 at Santa Ana, CA; SN 20912229; completed some of his training at Ft. Adair, OR; commissioned at some point; new SN O-1319539; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA on Leyte; KIA 4 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-Dec-13

877.   

Piker, Vern Earl

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Dec. '18 at Terre Haute, IN (hometown); son of Ellis J. and Mabel Worth (Blythe) Piker; entered service 11 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250786; KIA 14 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

878.   

Pilgrim, Robert H.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 5 Oct. '20 at WI; hometown Oconomowoc, WI; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647151; KIA 5 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at La Belle Cemetery, Oconomowoc, WI

15-Dec-13

879.   

Piotrowski, Francis J. 'Bud'

2LT

121ST FA Bn.

born 29 Aug. '18 at Dowagiac, MI; hometown Kalamazoo, MI; graduated Kalamazoo Central H. S. in '36; graduated Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in '40; entered service as a PVT on 7 Jul. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36158656; completed OCS ca. '42; new SN 0-1173035; 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 with MAJ Earl R. Kindig 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; earned Purple Heart and Air Medal, bestowed posthumously; 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; interred at Arlington National Cemetery and/or Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kalamazoo, MI (memorialized at both)

880.   

Piplow, Lester

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Jewell Co., KS; SN 37017970; KIA 1 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

881.   

Pitcaithley, Lawrence W.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born at NE; son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pitcaithley; hometown Beatrice, NE; entered service in '30 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 6826202 (06826202); sent to Philippines in '34; returned to U.S. in '36 and stationed at Fort Hamilton, NY; re-enlisted at Fort Crook, NE in Jan. '40 (3 Feb. '40); transferred to 17TH Inf. at Fort Ord, CA in Aug. '40; later transferred to Camp Roberts, CA; assigned to 127TH Inf. and sailed for Australia with 32D Div. in Apr. '43; KIA 24 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-Dec-13

882.   

Pitre, Francis

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1916 at IL; hometown Ottawa Co., MI; was SGT in Co. F, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Haven, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635015; 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

2-Jul-13

883.   

Plumb, Victor G.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Atchison Co., MO; SN 37208737; KIA 13 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

884.   

Pniewski, Richard E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36874203; served with 128TH Inf.; DNB 30 Sep. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-May-14

885.   

Poddam, Norman H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. '21; son of Charles and Anna Poddam; hometown Hamtramck, MI; SN 36512349; served with 127TH Inf.; earned Silver Star for crawling under intense enemy fire to rescue a wounded comrade near Aitape, New Guinea; earned OLC for Silver Star for his efforts to rescue wounded comrades 25 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; WIA 25 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; DOW a short while later; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Dec-13

886.   

Pollitz, Hans L.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown King Co., WA; SN 39382845; KIA 8 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

887.   

Ponican, Paul, Jr.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 12 Jul. '44 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36469756; KIA 23 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

888.   

Poole, William B.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Will Co., IL; SN 36635049; MIA 16 Jan. '46 (this is likely date of FOD, not actual date of death, unlikely he was KIA in Japan with Army of Occupation); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jul-13

889.   

Popovich, Mele (Merle)

PVT

unknown

born 1908 at OH; hometown Detroit, MI; married; entered service 17 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111211; praised for his heroism by PVT Julian Mantych in an article "armed only with an automatic rifle, shot it out with a Japanese machine gunner. A squad had gone out into the open between the coconut trees on the cape," Mantych continued. "Popovich was along. A machine gun cut loose. He was wounded by the first burst, but the chances were that he could have pulled back and saved himself. Instead, he stayed there, shooting it out with the machine gunner and was killed."; KIA at Cape Endaiadere, New Guinea

890.   

Posimak, Peter

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OH; hometown Cuyahoga Co., OH; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Camp Perry, OH; SN 35280254; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 19 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Dec-13

891.   

Powell, Donald R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. A

born 1919 at WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Powell; hometown Pierce Co., WI; PVT in Co. A, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Menomonie, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648851; KIA 29 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-May-14

892.   

Power, Walter A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1921 at CAN; son of Walter A. and Florence Power, Brooklyn St., Detroit, MI; graduated Miami U.; hometown Charleston, WV; worked for General Electric Co. in Charleston; married Mary Louise Young in MI in '43; entered service ca. Jan. '43; SN 36880686; served with 128TH Inf.; WIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; DOW 30 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-May-14

893.   

Pranke, Frederick H.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113009; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 16 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, likely at Cape Sudest; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

894.   

Prater, Harold Elmo

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 21 Nov. '17; son of Clyde Elmer and Agnes Faye (Allen) Prater; entered service 14 Apr. '42; hometown Russell Co., KS; SN 37157580; served with Co. F, 127TH Inf.; KIA 28 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Russell City Cemetery, Russell, KS

15-Dec-13

895.   

Price, Harvey Charles

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 14 Nov. '17 at Jonesville, MI; son of James Harvey and Mayme (Bird) Price, Reading, MI (hometown); Hancock County, IN; also had ties to Hillsdale Co., MI; entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 28 Apr. '41; SN 36155951; served with Co. L, 127TH Inf.; KIA 5 Jan. '43 near Buna; parents notified ca. 24 Jan. '43; interred at Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville, MI; brother Carl J. served during WWII, Korea, Vietnam; brother Robert V. served during WWII;

6-Feb-17

896.   

Price, Richard, Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at OH; son of Richard Price, Sr., R. D. 1, Woodworth, OH (hometown); entered service 21 Nov. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35047387; KIA 4 Jan. '43 (some sources state 31 Dec.); received last rites from Chaplain Norman B. Emch, who had been his pastor at Hubbard Lutheran Church; Chaplain wrote condolence letter to family; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; local Order of the Purple Heart in Youngstown was named in his honor; his younger brother, Howard, enlisted in USMC 15 Aug. '42 and hoped to avenge Richard's death; unfortunately PVT Howard Price was KIA before he could fire a shot on "Hellzapoppin' Ridge" on Bouganville on 13 Dec. '43; a 3rd brother later enlisted and served as a medic

897.   

Price, Robert E., Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at PA; son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Price, Bovard, PA (hometown); worked at the company store in Bovard (the town was built by Keystone Coal & Coke Co. in 1910); entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Jacksonville, FL; SN 14058181; served with 127TH Inf.; sailed for Australia with 32D Div. in Apr. '42; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea (1 source states 25 Dec.); earned Purple Heart; 1 of Bovard's streets was renamed in his honor; 2 brothers also served; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Dec-13

898.   

Proia, George A.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1924 at PA; hometown Washington, DC; entered service 16 Nov. '43 at Ft. Myer, VA; SN 33750558; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 20 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Dec-13

899.   

Pruett, Hugh V.

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at OK; hometown Joinerville, TX; married, father of 3, including a daughter he never met; entered service 4 Apr. '42 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; SN 38156209; may have had prior service; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 16 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

900.   

Pruiett, James I.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Pemiscot Co., MO; SN 37130343; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

901.   

Puccio, Mathew I.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NY; hometown Erie Co., NY; entered service 10 Sep. '42 at Buffalo, NY; SN 32478135; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 28 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

902.   

Puglise, Michael J.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NJ; son of William and Concerta Puglise, Paterson, NJ (hometown); entered service 30 Aug. '43 at Newark, NJ; SN 42012344; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-14

903.   

Puhl, Michael J., Jr. 'Mike'

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 6 May '17 at Minnesota Junction, WI; son of Michael J. and Theresa (Klass) Puhl; hometown Waukesha, WI; graduated St. John's Military Academy at Delafield, WI, Class of '36; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647154; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Dec-13

904.   

Pukacz, Paul (Pukocz)

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born ‘22 at WI; father Mike Pukacz; hometown Armstrong Creek, WI; was Pvt. in Co. B, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Rhinelander, WI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20646115; KIA 25 Jul. ‘44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

905.   

Putt, John C.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1922 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 20635578; MIA 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

3-Jul-13

906.   

Quimby, Albert James

PFC

107TH Med. Bn.

born 21 Jan. '15 at Rhinelander, WI (some sources state Beloit, Brantwood, or Phillips); son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Quimby; hometown Wisconsin Rapids, WI (lived there '30 to '44); lived in Los Angeles with wife and daughter when he entered service 10 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39592809; initial training at Camp Roberts, CA; served in 107TH Med. Bn.; KIA 7 May '45 (some sources state 5 May) on the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; someone yelled for a medic during an artillery barrage, he left his foxhole to go treat whoever was wounded, and was killed by artillery fire; earned Purple Heart; originally interred in a military cemetery overseas and repatriated in Jul. of '49 for burial with full military honors at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, CA

907.   

Quinn, Emmett J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at PA; hometown Erie, PA; married; entered service 9 Sep. '43 at Erie, PA; SN 33683427; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 16 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

908.   

Quinn, Lawrence A.

Col.

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ

born 9 Nov. '95 at OK; son of Mr. and Mrs. James Quinn (father retired as regt. sgt. maj. after 30 years of cav. service); hometown Carmel, CA or Arlington Co., VA; married; enlisted in Co. C, 3D D.C. Inf., D.C. Nat. Guard, in '16; Sgt. by 31 May '17; commissioned 2d Lt. 1 Jun. '17; WIA 6 Oct. '18 (awarded Purple Heart in '32); promoted 1st Lt. 20 Oct. '18; Capt. in 23D Inf., 2D Div. by end of war; earned Silver Star Citation and Croix de Guerre w/bronze star; all three brothers served overseas in WWI, William E., Joseph M., Arthur T., 2 were also WIA; Capt. assigned Asst. Prof. of Military Science and Tactics (ROTC) at U. of N. Dak., Grand Forks, on 15 Apr. '23; SN O-005439 or O-439; CO of 126TH Inf. KIA (DNB) in crash of C-47 "The Broadway Limited" on 5 Nov. '42 near Natunga  while attempting aerial re-supply of his 2D Bn. as it marched over the Owen Stanley Mountains on New Guinea; he and Capt. Harland C. Andrews conceived the idea of dropping supplies from planes, Capt. Andrews was KIA in same crash; awarded OLC to Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

 

 

 

 

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