The 32D ‘Red Arrow’ Veteran Association

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World War II

Roll of Honor for the

32D ‘Red Arrow’ Division

Surnames R and S

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Name

Rank

Unit

Narrative

added

909.   

Rabovsky, John E.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1913 at OH; hometown Mahoning Co., OH; entered service 27 Jan. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35006506; WIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; DOW 7 Apr. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

910.   

Rains, Alfred Cone

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1925; son of Clyde and Sallie Frances (Glasscock) Rains; hometown Smith Co., TX; SN 38479567; initially assigned to 70TH Div.; later served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 15 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Douglas G. also served

9-May-14

911.   

Rainwater, Joe H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 10 Apr. '18 at TX; hometown Concho Co., TX; entered service 12 Dec. '41 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; SN 38079148; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 3 (4) Jan. '43 near Buna Mission; KIA 3 (4) Jan. '43 (PC says 4 Jan. but most references, including headstone, state 3 Jan.); KIA during same patrol as PFC Aaron A. Schabo; interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX

22-Apr-13

912.   

Ramos, Alfred W.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Cayuga Co., NY; entered service 2 Oct. '43 at Syracuse, NY; SN 42028379; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 12 Feb. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

913.   

Ranta, Ernest

CPL

126TH FA Bn.

born 1915 at MT; hometown Missoula, MT; entered service 22 Apr. '42 at Missoula, MT; SN 39605764; KIA 4 Jun. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

914.   

Rau, Paul C.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 25 Feb. '43 at Detroit, MI; SN 16176733; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

3-Jul-13

915.   

Rawson, George D.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 1918 at WI; hometown Fond du Lac, WI; SN 20648163; was PVT in Co. M, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Fond du Lac, WI 15 Oct. '40; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 31 Dec. '42 at Buna Mission; KIA

25-Apr-13

916.   

Rea, Donald N.

SSG

unknown

born 1917 at KS; hometown Muskegon Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155344; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 26 Nov. '42 near Buna; KIA; interred at Mona View Cemetery, Muskegon Heights, MI

917.   

Read, Daniel C.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 10 Sep. '18 at IN; son of Adrien S. Read, Jonesville, MI (hometown); entered service at Kalamazoo, MI on 30 Apr. '41; SN 36156235; served with Co. L, 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42; interred at Sunset View Cemetery, Jonesville, MI

6-Feb-17

918.   

Reasoner, Charles Dyer

Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 Feb. ‘22 at Ingham Co., MI; son of Lorenzo Gale and Margaret (Dyer) Reasoner; attended Everett H. S.; married Charlotte E. Moore, father of Constance L.; entered service 20 Oct. ‘42; SN 36405575; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; overseas in Apr. ‘43; assigned to 126TH Inf.; KIA 15 Dec. ‘44 at Leyte at age 22; repatriated and re-interred at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Holt, MI on 25 Sep. ‘48; namesake of Buck-Reasoner Post No. 238 of American Legion, Holt, MI, other namesake is Mech. John H. Buck, 119TH FA Regt., KIA 1 Sep. ‘18

7-Feb-17

919.   

Reese, Donald E. 'Bud'

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 9 May '21 at Duluth, MN (enlistment record states WI); family moved to Marshfield, WI (hometown) in '29; son of Mrs. Cleo Reese, Marshfield; graduated Marshfield H.S. in '39; was PFC in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (joined in '39); SN 20649193; KIA 28 Dec. '42 (29 Dec.) near Buna, New Guinea at age 21; interred at Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

920.   

Reese, Wilbur T.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at PA; son of George and Mary Reese, Westmoreland Co., PA; hometown Dearborn, MI; married; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112988; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 12 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

921.   

Regan, Edwin J.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Mar. '15 ('18) at Stevens Point, WI; family moved to Nekoosa and then Wisconsin Rapids; son of Mr. and Mrs. John Regan, 430 (450) Third Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids, WI (hometown); graduated Lincoln H. S. in '36, played football and boxed; worked at Consolidated Water Power and Paper Co.; entered service 12 Dec. '41 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; SN 36230302; KIA 9 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; parents received it 1 Mar. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Jul-13

922.   

Rehak, John F., Jr.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

SN 20646676; born 8 Jan. '21; son of John and Anna Rehak; hometown Manitowoc, WI; was PFC in Co. E, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Manitowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his efforts 20 Dec. '42 at Buna; KIA 20 Dec. '42 at Buna; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Manitowoc, WI

923.   

Reichert, Carl, Jr.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919; hometown Morgan Co., CO; entered service 6 Jan. '42; SN 38083088; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

4-Jul-13

924.   

Rejebian, James G.

2LT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NY; son of George A. and Rose G. Rejebian, 551 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA (hometown); attended Pasadena Jr. College; entered service 26 Oct. '42 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39262410; commissioned at some point; new SN O-1322708; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 28 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-May-14

925.   

Rejniak, Raymond

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36512644; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

926.   

Remus, Troy A.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; son of Max Hugo and Bertha E. Remus, Victor, MI; hometown Haslett, MI; entered service 9 May '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36156633; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 28 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Wacousta Cemetery, Wacousta, MI

10-May-14

927.   

Rentsman, Leo D.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 22 May '19 at Montcalm Co., MI; father William Rentsman, Gowen, MI (hometown); married June; Pvt. in Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635931; KIA 22 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 23 (findagrave.com listing states he was killed at Warwickshire, England); family notified ca. 12 Jan. '43; interred at Spencer Mills Cemetery, Harvard, MI; brother Pvt. Lorn also served

5-Mar-17

928.   

Reuter, Reuben G.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1915; mother Mrs. Elizabeth Reuter, Scottsbluff, NE; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 9 Jan. '42; SN 38083217; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; mother received it 10 Feb. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-May-14

929.   

Reyes, Edwardo G., Jr.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; hometown Gila Co., AZ; entered service 9 Jan. '42 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38070852; KIA 27 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

4-Jul-13

930.   

Rice, Quentin R.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36907594; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 10 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-May-14

931.   

Richards, Roland C.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1921 at WI; son (only child) of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richards, 231 Main St., Oconto, WI (hometown); father was WWI vet., also served with Wis. Nat. Guard and 127TH Inf.; graduated Oconto H. S. in '40; was PVT in Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646322; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, for his leadership 27 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; KIA 27 Jul. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

17-Dec-13

932.   

Richards, William H.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

hometown Lake Co., IN; SN O-1291008; served with Co. G, 127TH Inf.; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 21 Nov. '44; KIA near Colasian, Leyte, Philippines at 0800 hrs. 22 Nov. '44; [likely prior enlisted - born 1916 at PA; from Lake Co., IN; entered service 25 Jun. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35162601]

6-Mar-14

933.   

Richardson, Albert Lawrence

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at TN; son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Richardson, Summer Shade, KY (hometown); entered service 15 Dec. '44 at Louisville, KY; SN 35821167; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 29 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

934.   

Richardson, Elmer J., Jr.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1911 at PA; hometown Philadelphia Co., PA; married; entered service 23 Dec. '43 at Philadelphia; SN 33808815; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 7 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

935.   

Richardson, Floyd L.

Tec. 5

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1922; son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Richardson, Tecumseh, NE (hometown); also had ties to Lewiston; entered service 24 Jul. '43; SN 37449439; overseas ca. Apr. '44; served with 127TH Inf.; fought at Aitape; WIA on Leyte; hospitalized for several weeks; returned to duty with his unit and went to Luzon; DOI 17 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines at age 23; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; memorial service held 20 May '45 at Lewiston Methodist Church; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

936.   

Rico, Rudolfo D.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919; hometown Los Angeles, CA; entered service 8 Jan. '42 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39016361; MIA 10 Dec. '45 (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

5-Jul-13

937.   

Riggs, Clarence Earl

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Svc. Co.

born 20 Feb. '17; hometown Morgantown, WV; SN O-395939; led 3D Bn., 127TH Inf.'s Ammunition and Pioneer Platoon at Buna; later served with Service Co., 127TH Inf.; DOW near San Isidro, Luzon, Philippines on 11 Feb. ‘45 from wounds received on the 8 Feb. (some sources list date of death as 9 Feb.); his commanding officer was CPT LeRoy Danielson; earned Silver Star; circumstances and date of action for his Silver Star are unknown, but it is likely he was decorated for his actions at the time he was WIA; interred at U.S. Cemetery at Santa Barbara, Luzon; repatriated and re-interred at Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, WV

938.   

Rini, Daniel F.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. E

born 10 Dec. '17; 311 14th St., Wellsville, OH (hometown); SN 35005386; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions on 16 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 16 Dec. '42; interred at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Wellsville, OH

939.   

Robbins, James T.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at TN; hometown Alcorn Co., MS; entered service 19 Aug. '42 at Camp Shelby, MS; SN 34348881; KIA 8 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star, Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

940.   

Roberts, Alfred J.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 2 Oct. '24 at Medill, TX (hometown); son of Roy J. and Minnie L. Roberts (father preceded him in death); attended school at Medill; family moved to Frisco community, Rt. 7, Paris, TX sometime after father's death; entered service 27 May '43; SN 38528728; KIA 21 Feb. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; mother notified 26 Feb. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; at least 1 brother also served

5-Jul-13

941.   

Roberts, Henry H.

1SG

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 25 May '10 at Waltham, MA (hometown); married; entered active service 16 Jan. '41 as a SSG with Mass. Nat. Guard at Cambridge, MA; SN 20115988; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

942.   

Robinson, James H.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Marion Co., IA; SN 37189712; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 25 Nov. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

11-May-14

943.   

Robles, Alejandro (Alejandre) M.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at AZ; hometown Greenlee Co., AZ; entered service 9 Apr. '43 at Phoenix, AZ; SN 39858580; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 31 May '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

944.   

Rockwell, Walter D.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 14 Apr. '12; hometown Winnebago Co., IA; SN 37190662; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 27 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at New Sharon Friends Cemetery, New Sharon, IA

18-Dec-13

945.   

Rodriguez, Blas

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Houston, TX; SN 38543847; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 9 Mar. '45, presumed KIA, on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

946.   

Roedel, Herbert C.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at MO; hometown Denver, CO; married, father of (at least) 1, Carl; entered service 7 Mar. '44 at Denver, CO; SN 37709379; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

18-Dec-13

947.   

Rombach, Wilbur E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1 Feb. '20 at OH; son of Wilbur and Beatrice Rombach, Canton, OH (hometown); entered service 19 Nov. '41 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35047285; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

948.   

Romero, Manuel B.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at AZ; hometown Santa Clara, CA (NARA lists Los Angeles as hometown); entered service 8 Sep. '43 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39709130; MIA 28 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

949.   

Rosebaum, Ralph R. (Raymon R.)

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 28 Jul. '20 at San Bernardino Co., CA; son of  Eldo J. and Dora Lou (Eades) Rosebaum; Kelso, WA; married; entered service 12 Dec. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39482261; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Jul. '45 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

950.   

Rosenfield, Harold T.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 5 Nov. '21 at Clare, MI; son of Herbert P. and Alice F. Rosenfield; hometown Saginaw, MI; SN 36509722; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 30 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

951.   

Rosenstein, Milton 'Rosey'

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 20 Jun. '20 at Hunter, NY; son of Mr. and Mrs. Isidore Rosenstein, of Hunter, formerly of Ellenville, NY; hometown Ellenville, NY; graduated Ellenville H.S.; professional baseball player; entered service 17 Mar. '42; SN 34252651; initial training at Camp Blanding, FL; assigned to the 126TH Inf. when he reached the Pacific Theater; landed on Leyte with the rest of the Div. on 14 Nov. '44; seriously WIA on 28 Nov. '44; DOW later that day at age 24; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously; also earned Purple Heart; interred at the Hebrew Aid Cemetery, Wawarsing, NY

952.   

Ross, Calvin E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1924 at WA; son of Stephen and Margaret Ross; hometown Chewelah, WA; graduated Chewelah H. S. in '43; entered service 25 Apr. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39474369; served with Co. K, 127TH Inf.; MIA 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines, presumed KIA; earned DSC for his actions 15 and 20 Mar. '45 on Luzon; also earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; sister also served, WAAC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

953.   

Ross, Elbert Hugh

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 10 Mar. '20 at IN; hometown Logansport, IN; entered service 30 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251322; WIA near Buna, New Guinea; killed, lost at sea (?), when the aircraft evacuating him went down; MIA 26 Dec. '42; NARA states FOD; ABMC lists date as 26 Dec. '43; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, IN; depicted in Signal Corps photo printed in Dansville Breeze on 19 Jan. '43

5-Jul-13

954.   

Ross, Howard E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921; mother Florence B. Ross; hometown Los Angeles, CA; married; entered service 1 May '44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39584787; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 15 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

955.   

Rotella, Gregory C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NC; hometown Asheville, NC; may have also had ties to Cherokee County, SC; entered service 12 Aug. '42 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34036333; assigned to Co. E, 506TH PIR, 101ST Div. (Band of Brothers); completed airborne training with unit at Camp Toccoa, GA on 26 Dec. '42; he was 1 of about a dozen Soldiers kicked out of the unit because they were late returning from the 10-day furlough they received after pinning on their wings, they had encountered transportation problems but in the eyes of the Regt. Cdr. that was no excuse; later served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 9 Feb. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-May-14

956.   

Rottscheit, Arnold G.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 2 Jul. '22 at Marshfield, WI; son of Peter A. and Mary Rottscheit, 905 St. Joseph Ave., Marshfield, WI (hometown); attended St. John's Catholic School; worked as carpenter with his father; PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649258; volunteered for some commando training in Australia; transferred to a cannon unit; MIA 5 Dec. '42; parents received telegram 7 Jan. '43; later reported to have been KIA 15 (13) Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; parents received that telegram 12 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, WI

12-May-14

957.   

Rowinski, Adam

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at PA; son of Peter and Minnie Rowinski; hometown Scranton, PA; entered service 10 Sep. '42 at Wilkes Barre, PA; SN 33353632; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 26 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

19-Dec-13

958.   

Rozek, Paul Anton

SSG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1919 at WI; hometown Columbia Co., WI; PVT in Co. F, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Portage, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649895; KIA 31 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-May-14

959.   

Rozeman, Joseph

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at LA; hometown Jefferson Co., AL; entered service 15 Jul. '42 at Ft. McClellan, AL; SN 14108153; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-May-14

960.   

Rupert, Melvin H.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born ca. 1919 at KS; son of Herbert S. and Addie E. Rupert; family resided at Dodge City, KS in '40; hometown Wichita, KS;  entered service spring of '42; SN 37016999; trained at Ft. Leavenworth, KS and Camp Roberts, CA; sailed for Australia with the Div. 22 Apr. '42; served with Co. H, 127TH Inf.; nicknamed 'Hawkeye' by Lt. Alan Simms, Chicago, at Buna for his ability to spot Japanese snipers; DOW 27 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

20-Dec-13

961.   

Rupprecht, Leonard G.

Tec. 5

128TH Inf. Regt.

born Oct. '19 at Neillsville, WI (hometown); son of George and Florence (Greeler) Rupprecht; graduated Neillsville H. S., Class of '39; was CPL in Svc. Co., 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neillsville, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648617; chaplain assistant for Chaplain Wilfred Schnedler at Buna; MIA 16 Nov. '42 near Cape Sudest, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

962.   

Rushford, Charles L.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1916 at MI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rushford, 647 Bayard St., Ionia, MI (hometown); graduated Ionia H. S.; was PVT in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635384; DOW 9 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; NARA states DNB but family was told DOW; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

963.   

Russell, Albert L., Jr.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1919 at PA; hometown Johnstown, PA; entered service 7 Jan. '42 at New Cumberland, PA; SN 33118558; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; interred at Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown, PA

28-Apr-13

964.   

Rymes, Charles A.

PVT

114TH Engr. Bn.

born 1918 at MA; hometown York Co., ME; entered service 8 Jan. '42 at Ft. Devens, MA; SN 31025906; KIA 6 Apr. '44 during an air raid at Saidor, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-May-13

965.   

Sakariason, Percy

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 8 Nov. '18 at Webster, SD (hometown); son of Lars and Emma Sakariason; attended Webster schools; worked on his parents' farm and other local farms; entered service Apr. '42; SN 37313797; served with Mortar Platoon, Co. B, 127TH Inf.; WIA, shot in stomach by sniper, as his unit was charging up a hill on 14 (15) Mar. '45 along Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; DOW the next morning; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; had a cousin assigned to Co. C, 127TH Inf.; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Fron Lutheran Cemetery, Roslyn, SD

966.   

Salazar, Lee

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919; son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Salazar, Ault, CO (hometown); family lived in the area of Eaton and Ault, CO since 1920; attended Eaton schools; entered service 8 Jan. '42; SN 38083159; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 28 Jan. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; parents notified 4 Feb. '44; earned Purple Heart; parents received it ca. 9 Mar. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-May-14

967.   

Sandell, Edward H.

CPT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born '11 at Chillicothe, IL; son of Mr. & Mrs. Sandell of Peoria, IL; hometown Rock Co., WI; married, father of 2; was 2LT in Co. L, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Beloit, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN O-385301; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 30 Nov. '42 near Buna Mission; other awards include Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/2 battle stars, CIB; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; ABMC states unit was HQ, 32D Div.; interred at Manila American Cemetery

968.   

Sargent, Verle Stanley Howard

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 12 Sep. '18 at Strawberry Point, IA (hometown); son of Harford Granville and Nellie Booth Jewett Sargent; SN 37111256; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Strawberry Point Cemetery, Strawberry Point, IA

5-Jul-13

969.   

Sarnowski, Joseph A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at OH; son of Frank and Lottie Sarnowski, Toledo, OH (hometown); entered service 8 Jul. '44 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35929580; 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

20-Dec-13

970.   

Saroski, Edward T.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; entered service 23 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36112254; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

971.   

Satz, Edwin G.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at NJ; son of Edwin and Emily Satz; family resided at Pahokee, FL in '40; hometown Duval Co., FL; entered service 16 Dec. '41 at Jacksonville, FL; SN 14058206; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 5 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

972.   

Saunders, John H. R.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at NC; hometown Rockingham Co., NC; married; entered service 25 Nov. '43 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34895708; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 17 Mar. '45, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

973.   

Scarrow, Dallas R.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; hometown Aredale, IA; married; SN 37111107; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Dumont Cemetery, Dumont, IA; wife joined Red Cross after he was MIA

5-Jul-13

974.   

Schabo, Aaron A.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born in 1914 at WI; son of Fred Schabo and Louise Maier; SN 20646557; was a PVT in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; earned Silver Star, posthumously, for his actions 3 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 3 Jan. '43; PC lists date of action as 4 Jan. '43; KIA during same patrol as PFC Joe H. Rainwater; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

975.   

Schaeffer, Peter J.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at KS; son of John and Mary Schaeffer; hometown East Moline, IL; entered service 5 Dec. '41 at Camp Grant, IL; SN 36300457; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

976.   

Schane, Lyle F.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 1921 at WI; son of Mrs. Aleta Schane, 131 James St., Waukesha, WI (hometown); also had ties to Arlington Heights, IL; was PVT in Co. G, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconomowoc, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647160; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously, for his actions during the capture of Ali Island, just offshore near Aitape, New Guinea on 25 Apr. '44; KIA during the event; interred at Manila American Cemetery

15-Dec-13

977.   

Schiferl, Robert A.

Tec. 4

107TH QM Regt., Co. B

born 12 Mar. '12 at Janesville, WI (hometown); son of John and Helen Christine (Husker) Schiferl, Monroe, WI; graduated from St. Mary's school and attended vocational school for two years; was paper carrier for Janesville Daily Gazette as a boy; worked at Schaller and McKey Lumber Co. in Janesville before entering active service; enlisted in Wis. Nat. Guard on 6 Oct. '40; was PVT in Co. F, 107TH Q.M. Regt. at Whitewater, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20657515; later discharged because of the 28-year limit, recalled to service in Feb. '41; KIA 7 (8) Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; not sure which unit he was assigned to when he was KIA, due to reorganization of 107TH Q. M. Regt. to a battalion; repatriated in '48; funeral service and re-interred in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Monroe 10 Jul. '48; military rites were provided by Red Arrow Club

4-Sep-13

978.   

Schnalzer, Alphonse C.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown St. Louis, MO; SN 37130684; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 14 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-May-14

979.   

Schneider, Orville T.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 30 Jan. '08 at WI; mother Mrs. Freda Schneider, Appleton, WI (hometown); married; was CPL in Co. D, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646473; injured in Australia; WIA 3 times, the 3rd being 17 Apr. '45 when he was severely WIA by a mortar shell on Luzon, Philippines, he was leading his platoon at the time; DOW 21 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

980.   

Schnetzer, Lyall W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 27 Sep. '21 ('20) at Neenah, WI; son of William S. (Sylvester) and Esther (Dorothy) Schnetzer, 117 W. Doty Ave., Neenah, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. I, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Neenah, WI ca. 1938; PVT in the unit on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647506; died 21 Oct. '41 at Camp Livingston, LA at age 20 (21); interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, WI on 27 Oct. '41

18-Aug-14

981.   

Schoolen, Paul E.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 27 Feb. '20; hometown Monroe Co., IA; SN 37111388; KIA 6 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Oakview Cemetery, Albia, IA

5-Jul-13

982.   

Schoolfield, James J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 3 Mar. '20 at Pemiscot Co., MO; son of Claude and Annie Pearl (Hodges) Schoolfield, Portageville, MO (hometown); SN 37130347; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-May-14

983.   

Schorpp, William C.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at IL; son of Chris and Ella Schorpp, Rock Island, IL (hometown); entered service 27 Dec. '41 at Peoria, IL; SN 16051735; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

984.   

Schroeder, Edmund R.

MAJ

127TH Inf. Regt., 1ST Bn.

hometown Oconto, WI; was CPT and cdr. of Co. C, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Oconto, WI on 15 Oct. '40; succeeded LTC William A. Draheim as cdr. of 1ST Bn., 127TH Inf. on 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned DSC for his actions 27 Dec. '42 at Buna; KIA 2 Jan. '43; interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, WI

985.   

Schultze, Herbert M.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at WI; resided on Hwy. SS in Pewaukee in '40; hometown Waukesha Co., WI; entered service 24 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208960; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

22-Dec-13

986.   

Schwantes, Paul

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at WA; hometown Clark Co., WA; entered service 7 Apr. '43 at Seattle, WA; SN 39205987; KIA 19 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

987.   

Schwartz, Joseph M.

1LT

32D QM Co.

hometown Eagle Pass, TX; entered service at Fort Bliss, TX on 16 Oct. '42; later commissioned; assigned to 32D QM Co.; DNB (poliomyelitis) on 17 Jan. '45 at 126TH Gen. Hosp., Palo, Leyte, Philippines; interred at U.S. Cemetery, Tacloban # 2, Leyte; repatriated in Aug. '48 and re-interred at Temple Mount Sinai Jewish Cemetery, El Paso, TX; additional information at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/gsm_schwartz.htm

988.   

Schwartz, Raymond A.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1918 at MN; hometown St. Paul, MN; married; entered service 8 Jul. '44 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 37598537; trained at Camp Fannin, TX 18 Jul. to 4 Dec. '44, assigned to D/54/11; sent overseas and assigned to Co. K, 126TH Inf.; KIA 7 Apr. '45 near Mount Imugan along the Villa Verde Trail on Luzon, Philippines; hit by shell fragments and killed instantly; earned Purple Heart and CIB; interred at Manila American Cemetery

5-Jul-13

989.   

Schwerbel, Ralph C.

1LT

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 1 Sep. '16 at Appleton, WI (hometown); mother Mrs. Fred Kubitz, Route 1, Appleton; graduated Appleton H. S. in '35; worked for Appleton Post-Crescent when he entered active service; member of VFW; joined Wis. Nat. Guard ca. '35; was SGT in Co. D, 127TH Inf. at Appleton, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20646461; battlefield commission?; new SN O-888233; letter to home describing rest camp in Australia post-Buna printed in Post-Crescent 3 Apr. '43; KIA 25 Dec. '44 by sniper on Leyte, Philippines; interred at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, WI

990.   

Seales, Gene Herbert

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at OR; son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Seales, Eugene, OR; hometown Loraine or Eugene, OR; freshman at U. of Oregon, science major, in '40-'41 school year; entered service 8 Jan. '42 at Portland, OR; hometown Lane Co., OR; SN 19076310; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; sailed for Australia with Div. 22 Apr. '42; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

991.   

Seanez, Manuel C.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at TX; hometown Los Angeles, CA; also had ties to El Paso, TX; married; entered service 11 Jul. '41 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39161406; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 11 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

992.   

Self, Albert C.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at KY; hometown Jefferson Co., KY; married; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250068; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 23 Jul. '44, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

993.   

Sellberg, Pete I.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at Sweden; hometown Snohomish Co., WA; entered service 22 Apr. '44 at Ft. Lewis, WA; SN 39474279; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 22 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

994.   

Sepsey, George F.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at IL; hometown Sanilac Co., MI; entered service 22 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36111961; MIA 26 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

995.   

Shade, Enos H.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at CA; hometown Alameda, CA; entered service 5 Jan. '42 at Presidio of Monterey, CA; SN 39085388; MIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

996.   

Shannon, Harold C., Jr.

2LT

129TH FA Bn.

born 1921 at CA; hometown Alameda or Butte Co., CA; entered service, Air Corps, 27 Jun. '42 at Salinas AAB, CA; SN 19042383; served with 129TH FA Bn.; SSG depicted on cover of Yank, Down Under edition, 20 Aug. '43; commissioned at some point; new SN O-888834; MIA, DNB, 29 Apr. '44; memorialized on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, CA

17-Jun-14

997.   

Sharp, Leland L.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at OH; hometown Montgomery, MI; married; entered service 25 Apr. '41 at Detroit, MI; SN 36113030; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions during Papuan Campaign; obituary for Bernard F. Clarke says he and Sharp were both fatally wounded 2 Dec. '42 while attempting to rescue a wounded officer behind enemy lines between Soputa and Sanananda; PC says it was 27 Dec. '42 near Buna Mission

998.   

Sharp, William L.

CPT

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in New York Co., NY; attended Columbia U., Class of '42; entered service 22 Mar. '42; SN O-373713; trained at Ft. Benning, GA; served with 127TH Inf.; DNB 26 Feb. '45, Columbia U. Roll of Honor states he was reported KIA; earned Bronze Star; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

999.   

Shaw, Floyd B.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1907 at ME; resided on Prospect St., Milford, CT (hometown) in '40; married; entered service 16 Apr. '43 at New Haven, CT; SN 31332640; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 17 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

23-Dec-13

1000.                        

Shaw, Herman Tate

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 3 Sep. '14 near Ennis, TX; son of W. T. and Lena Lee (Prestidge) Shaw of Ennis, TX; hometown Waxahachie, TX; entered service 3 Dec. '41 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38062261; trained at Camp Wolters, Ft. Devens, Ft. Ord; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 25 Dec. '42 to 8 Jan. '43, near Buna; KIA 8 Jan. '43 near Tarakena; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, TX

1001.                        

Shaw, Robert

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at Ceylon or India or Maldive Islands; hometown Detroit, MI; entered service 12 Dec. '41 at Ft. Custer, MI; SN 36164270; served with 127TH Inf.; CPL in charge of gun crew which eliminated Japanese pill-box near Buna, his crew included PVT John Ademat from Long Beach, CA, PVT Brady St. John from Ragland, AL, and PVT Antoine Youngman from Munday, TX; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 19 Jul. '44 near Afua, New Guinea (near Aitape); KIA during the event; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

24-Dec-13

1002.                        

Shepherd, Robert G.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1912 at OH; hometown Mahoning Co., OH; married; entered service 10 Jul. '44 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35929650; DOW 12 Apr. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1003.                        

Shirlaw, Hugh J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown in MI; entered service 4 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36154826; MIA 16 Feb. '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

6-Jul-13

1004.                        

Shirley, John D.

CPT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. I

born 1915 at MI; hometown Grand Rapids, MI; was PVT in Co. L, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635949; marched over Owen Stanley Mountains; led bayonet charge on 30 Nov. '42 through swamp between Soputa and Sanananda, New Guinea, during effort which led to establishment of "Huggins' Roadblock"; KIA at the roadblock on 2 Dec. '42; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously; was namesake for the CPT John Shirley American Legion Post in Grand Rapids

1005.                        

Shockley, William Ralph

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 4 Dec. '18 at Bokoshe, OK; hometown Selma, CA; entered service at Selma, CA; SN 6562509; earned Medal of Honor, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 31 Mar. '45 along the Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippines; he was a veteran of the Saidor, Aitape, and Leyte battles; earned CIB and Purple Heart at Saidor; interred at Floral Memorial Cemetery, Selma, CA

1006.                        

Sikorski, Charles M.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1923 at CT; mother Petronella Sikorski, 12 N. Washington Ave., Bridgeport, CT (hometown); entered service 4 Aug. '42 at Hartford, CT; SN 11073315; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-May-14

1007.                        

Silva, Edward L.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at MA; son of Manuel and Mary Silva; hometown Cambridge, MA; entered service 4 Oct. '43 at Boston, MA; SN 31423035; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 2 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; not certain, but he could possibly be namesake for Edward Silva Park in East Cambridge, MA (haven't been able to find much information about the park)

28-Dec-13

1008.                        

Simantz, Ell T.

Tec. 5

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born 1919 at MI; hometown Ottawa Co., MI; was PVT in Co. F, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Haven, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20635022; MIA 19 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1009.                        

Simmons, Leonard Troyless (Simmon)

Cpl.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 1 Jun. '18; son of William and Velma (Borton) Simmons; mother Dora Simmons(?), Waldron, MI (hometown); entered service on 28 Apr. '41; SN 36155932; served with Co. H, 127TH Inf.; KIA 30 Apr. '45 at Luzon, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart, both posthumously; interred at Waldron Cemetery, Waldron, MI; namesake of Leonard T. Simmons Post No. 5191 of VFW at Waldron, MI

6-Feb-17

1010.                        

Simmons, Omer James

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 31 Dec. ‘19 at Barren Co., KY; son of John Harrison and Minnie Mae (Vance) Simmons, Rt. 6, Glasgow, KY (hometown); entered service 30 Dec. ‘41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251137; MIA 3 Jan. ‘43, drowned while attempting to swim across a river when his unit was forced to withdraw near Buna, New Guinea; FOD 1 May ‘44; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Barren Co., KY

6-Jul-13

1011.                        

Simmons, W. K.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at TN; hometown Hardin Co., TN; entered service 26 Aug. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34366654; KIA 27 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1012.                        

Simon, Robert J.

Cpl.

unknown

born '16 at WI; son of Oliver and Lucy Simon, Green Bay, WI (hometown); attend St. Norbert College, Class of ’40; entered service 18 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208127; served with 32D Div.; KIA 13 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea

3-Nov-14

1013.                        

Simons, Richard H.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Dallas Co., TX; SN 38528877; DOW 9 Jun. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1014.                        

Simpson, Harvell G.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at TN; hometown Moore Co., TN; entered service 20 Aug. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; SN 34365619; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 27 Jul. '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Dec-13

1015.                        

Sites, LeRoy E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1912 at KS; resided at 334 Webster, Colby, KS (hometown) with wife, son and daughter; entered service 7 Dec. '43 at Denver, CO; SN 37707615; served with Co. K, 128TH Inf.; DNB 24 Jul. '45; interred at Manila American Cemetery

13-May-14

1016.                        

Sitko, Zygmund

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; married, father of (at least) 1; entered service 28 Jul. '44 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36472032; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Dec-13

1017.                        

Sitts, Lester J.

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 10 Dec. ‘16 at MI; son of Jay L. and Emma M. Sitts, 203 Pearl, Sheridan, MI (hometown); Pvt. in Co. H, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, Ionia, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; SN 20635366; mentioned in a dispatch by E. R. Noderer on 3 Dec. ‘42 in which he described discovering that a solitary Japanese soldier could "operate several machine guns by means of wires from a concealed fox hole"; KIA 20 Dec. ‘42 at age 26; interred at Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, MI; namesake of Lester J. Sitts Post No. 5065 of VFW, Sheridan, MI

5-Mar-17

1018.                        

Skaggs, James E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at KY; hometown Grayson Co., KY; entered service 27 Nov. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35250042; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 4 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

28-Dec-13

1019.                        

Slattery, Thomas S.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1914 at NY; hometown Albany Co., NY; entered service 18 Jun. '42 at Albany, NY; SN 32372290; KIA 10 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1020.                        

Slocum, Donald C.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at MI; hometown Muskegon Co., MI; married; entered service 29 Jul. '44 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36472074; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1021.                        

Slowinski, Leonard E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at OH; hometown Lucas Co., OH; married; entered service 25 May '44 at Ft. Thomas, KY; SN 35087767; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 13 Jul. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1022.                        

Slupianowski, Daniel H.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1927 at WI; son of Harry and Marie Slupianowski, 1659 S. Fourth St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); SN 36842653; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines at age of about 18; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1023.                        

Smart, Luther Palmer

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born in Apr. ‘21 at MO; son of Samuel Luther and Annie Melissa ‘Lissa’ ‘Lizzie’ (Whisnat) Smart, Gainesville, MO (hometown); entered service 2 Oct. ‘42 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37388707; overseas Feb. ‘43 (‘42); served with Co. B, 126TH Inf.; DOW 22 Nov. ‘44 at Leyte, Philippines at age 23; earned Purple Heart; mother received his Purple Heart ca. 1 Mar. ‘45; interred at Sims Cemetery, Gainesville, MO

 

1024.                        

Smith, Charles E.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MO; hometown Quincy, MO; married; entered service 10 Mar. '44 at Jefferson Barracks, MO; SN 37634879; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA on Leyte; KIA 15 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1025.                        

Smith, George G.

CPL

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at British North America or Canada or Labrador or Newfoundland; hometown Detroit, MI; was PFC in HQ & Svc. Co., 107TH Engr. Regt., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Detroit, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20637818; transferred to 127TH Inf. at some point; KIA 24 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1026.                        

Smith, Henry J.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922; hometown Polk Co., IA; SN 37437609; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Jordan Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA

13-May-14

1027.                        

Smith, Herbert E.

SGT

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. B

born 1918 at WI; father Bert C. Smith; resided at 603 Fulsom St. (or 630 Fulton St.), Eau Claire, WI (hometown); was CPL in Co. B, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Eau Claire, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20648985; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, same attack as SGT James P. Welsh from same unit and hometown

30-Apr-13

1028.                        

Smith, Herman W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at GA; hometown Spalding Co., GA; married; entered service 7 Nov. '42 at Ft. McPherson, GA; SN 34571205; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 3 Aug. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

29-Dec-13

1029.                        

Smith, James E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Independence Co., AR; SN 37101879; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 20 Mar. '45; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Dec-13

1030.                        

Smith, Keith Stewart

PFC

unknown

born in Detroit, MI; hometown Wayne Co., MI; SN 36520731; served in 32D Div.; possibly KIA on Luzon; was 23 when he died

1031.                        

Smith, Kline T.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at MS; hometown Lauderdale Co., MS; entered service 16 Dec. '41 at Camp Shelby, MS; SN 14071083; served with 127TH Inf; DNB 25 Oct. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Dec-13

1032.                        

Smith, Lester E.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown in MN; SN 37097042; KIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1033.                        

Smith, Louis

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at NY; hometown Orange Co., NY; entered service 24 Mar. '44 at Ft. Dix, NJ; SN 42109112; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 10 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

30-Dec-13

1034.                        

Smith, Robert H.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at WI; hometown Marinette Co., WI; was PVT in Co. A, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marinette, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20645915; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1035.                        

Smith, Wilbert R.

S. Sgt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born ‘22 at OH; hometown Norwood, OH; entered service 18 Jan. ‘43 at Cincinnati, OH; SN 35794189; DOW 7 Apr. ‘45; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1036.                        

Snodgrass, William H.

Pvt.

32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.

born 30 Sep. ‘21; hometown Scott Co., IA; entered service from IA; SN 37423282; served with 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.; DD (DNB) 8 Apr. ‘44 at 18TH Port. Hosp., Yalau Plantation, New Guinea, contracted typhus during a patrol between 2-8 Apr. ‘44; interred at Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea, MN

21-Mar-17

1037.                        

Snyder, Omar Scott

S. Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. M

born 16 Apr. ‘21 at IA; hometown Sheridan Co., MT; married, father of 1 (infant son he never met); entered service 9 Oct. ‘42 at Butte, MT; SN 39613207; fought at New Guinea and Leyte, Philippines; buddy of Art Sorley who was also from MT and entered service same day and place as Snyder; DOW 30 Nov. ‘44 near Limon, on Leyte, Philippines; interred at Twin Oaks Cemetery, Turner, OR; monument lists him from OR

25-Jul-13

1038.                        

Soloski, Michael Hans 'Mike'

TSgt.

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 1919 at WI; son of Nicholas and Blanch Soloski, 1015 E. Blodgett St., Marshfield, WI; resided at 408 E. Blodgett St., Marshfield, WI (hometown) with his wife, son born ca. May '42 (likely never met); PVT in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20649259; brother William served in same unit; WIA 30 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; family notified 10 Jan. '43; earned Purple Heart; KIA 27 Jan. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; wife notified ca. 10 Feb. '44; interred at Manila American Cemetery

12-May-14

1039.                        

Sommer, Jesse S.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at IN; hometown McLean Co., IL; entered service 13 Dec. '42 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36230417; earned Silver Star, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 5 Dec. '42 near Sanananda, New Guinea; KIA 6 Dec. '42; also earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

1-May-13

1040.                        

Sorenson, La Vern A.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Otter Tail Co., MN; SN 37097105; KIA 8 Jan. ‘43 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

6-Jul-13

1041.                        

Sosey, Robert E.

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 6 Mar. ‘22 at Marion, OH; son of Phillip Edward and Lillian B. (Corwin) Sosey; married Beulah Kitzmiller; hometown Franklin Co., OH; entered service at Ft. Hayes, OH on 7 Jul. ‘44; SN 35237039; served with Co. K, 126TH 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. Alvin L. Nelson, Capt. Floyd E. Walther; interred at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, KY

14-Mar-17

1042.                        

Sotnik, John J.

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘20 at CT; son of Paul and Olga Sotnik; hometown Detroit, MI; married; entered service 25 Jul. ‘44 at Ft. Sheridan, IL; SN 36471395; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 23 Apr. ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1043.                        

Soto, Carlos R.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Oct. '25 at AZ; hometown Pinal Co., AZ or Glenn Co., CA; entered service 26 Apr. '44 at Ft. MacArthur, CA; SN 39584162; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 16 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1044.                        

Soucie, Herman Joseph

Pfc.

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. L

born 27 Apr. ‘18 at Winterville, ME; son of William ‘Willie’ and Gertrude Mary (Ouellette) Soucie; hometown in Aroostook Co., ME; entered service at Bangor, ME on 22 Aug. ‘42; SN 31147118; served with Co. L, 127TH Inf.; KIA 18 Mar. ‘45 at Luzon, Philippines; killed during Japanese counterattack, position was overrun so he was listed as MIA for several days; earned Purple Heart; brother Pfc. Gilman W. served with Co. K, 3D Bn., 8TH Marines and received letter from Herman’s plt. ldr., 1st Lt. William H. Lawrence; repatriated and re-interred at St. Mary's Cemetery, Eagle Lake, ME in ‘49

21-Feb-17

1045.                        

Sousley, Robert J.

Cpl.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born ‘21 at MI; hometown Galewood, MI; graduated Lee H. S., Class of ‘40; SN 20635767; was Pvt. in Co. K, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. ‘40; embarked for overseas 19 Apr. ‘42; MIA 30 Nov. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; listed on memorial at Lee High School, Wyoming, MI

1-Nov-07

1046.                        

South, Ira Paul

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 21 Jul. ‘14 at Long Creek Township, Decatur Co., IA; son of George and Ella Virginia (Fry) South, Van Wert, IA (hometown); entered service 1 Jan. ‘42; SN  37111245; served with 126TH Inf.; KIA 14 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea (findagrave listing states he was killed at Bocas del Toro, which is in Panama) at age 28; interred at Van Wert Cemetery, Van Wert, IA

12-Mar-17

1047.                        

Sparks, Ross J.

Sgt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ‘13 at OH; hometown Wood Co., OH; married; entered service 27 Nov. ‘41 at Camp Perry, OH; SN 35280075; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 11 Dec. ‘44; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1048.                        

Speaks, Uland 'Eli'

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1907 at NC; hometown Forsyth Co., NC; married Edith Dull, father of 2; entered service 27 Aug. '42 at Camp Croft, SC; SN 34038262; KIA 27 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jul-13

1049.                        

Spencer, Gareld E.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at IN; hometown Marengo, IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251409; KIA 25 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jul-13

1050.                        

Spencer, John M.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Ellis Co., OK; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 19 Mar. '45 on Luzon, Philippines

1051.                        

Spiegl, William E.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918 at IN; son of John and Mary Spiegl, Chicago, IL (hometown); entered service 13 Dec. '41 at Camp Grant, IL; SN 36308966; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, FOD, 29 Feb. '44 near Saidor, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1052.                        

Spilker, Vernon U.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Washington Co., MN; SN 37097034; KIA 23 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jul-13

1053.                        

Spitler, Robert C.

Pvt.

32D Cav. Recon. Trp.

born ‘26 at OH; son of Ira and Nell Spitler, Warren, OH (hometown); ABMC lists him from VA; graduated Staunton Military Academy, Class of ‘44; entered service 8 Jul. ‘44 at Cleveland, OH; SN 35929534; served with 32D Recon. Trp., later 32D Cav. Recon. Trp. Mech.; KIA 12 May ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jun-14

1054.                        

St. Arnauld, Clayton J.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; hometown Iron Mountain, MI; entered service 3 Apr. '41 at Escanaba, MI; SN 36226014; served with 128TH Inf.; planted half a dozen trees in his neighborhood while home on furlough before he headed overseas, only 1, a box elder at 500 Spruce St., survives (as of 16 Aug. '11); KIA 29 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1055.                        

Stambaugh, William Oscar

Pfc.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. H

born 25 Apr. '20; son of Howard J. and Ruth N. (Bolze) Stambaugh; family resided at Elliottsburg, PA at '40 census; hometown Landisburg, PA; graduated Landisburg H. S.; worked as a truck driver; entered service 25 Nov. '41; SN 33116426; trained at Camp Lee, VA, and Ft. Devens, MA; served with Co. H, 126TH Inf.; KIA 27 Nov. '42 at Buna at age 22; parents were notified ca. 20 Feb. '43 that he had died 5 Dec. '42; earned Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation, posthumously; parents received Purple Heart ca. 8 Apr. '43; interred at Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Landisburg or Bridgeport, PA; a bridge on State Route 74 at Sherman Creek near Landisburg was named the Pfc. William Oscar Stambaugh Memorial Bridge in his honor on 10 Nov. '16;

4-Dec-16

1056.                        

Stanley, Merle F.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 12 May '22; son of Curtis and Florine Stanley, Treece, KS (hometown); married Charlene E. Stanley; SN 37229861; served with 127TH Inf.; WIA 20 Apr. '45; KIA 11 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1057.                        

Stater, John E.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at IN; hometown Connersville, IN; entered service 29 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251093; served with 128TH Inf.; MIA, presumed KIA, 28 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1058.                        

Stegemeyer, Bernard (Bernhard) Richard

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. F

born '24 ('21) at WI (census says '24; enlistment record says '21); mother Gladys Stegemeyer, 1427 Virginia Ave. Sheboygan, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. F, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Sheboygan, WI on 15 Oct. '40 (may have been age 16 or 17); SN 20646931; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1059.                        

Steger, Reuben J.

1SG

128TH Inf. Regt., Co. C

born 27 Jun. '17 at Marshfield, WI (hometown); enlisted in Co. C, 128TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Marshfield, WI, ca. '36; 1SG in same unit on 15 Oct. '40; assumed command of his company on 21 Nov. after officers became casualties; earned DSC, bestowed posthumously, for his actions 21 Nov. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; KIA 21 Nov. '42

1060.                        

Steinhoff, Albert C.

Pfc.

128TH Inf. Regt.

hometown Cook Co., IL; SN 36607165; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 19 Nov. ‘44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1061.                        

Steinolfson, Steingrimur ‘Stony’

Pvt.

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 6 Oct. ‘14; son of Thorlaukur Hinrik and Thorgerdur Lovisa Marie (Sigurdson); hometown Thinvalla Township, Pembina Co., ND; entered service at Ft. Snelling, MN on 28 Dec. ‘41; SN 37096656; served with Co. D, 126TH Inf.; KIA 6 Dec. ‘42 near Buna, New Guinea at age 28; earned Purple Heart; interred at Mountain Cemetery, Mountain, ND

11-Mar-17

1062.                        

Stella, Frank Angelo

Pvt.

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. ‘26; father Joseph O. Stella; hometown Des Plaines, IL; SN 36906211; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 12 May ‘45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

31-Dec-13

1063.                        

Stengel, Frank R.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

son of Louis and Fannie Stengel, Lanesville, IL; hometown Logan Co., IL; married  Apr. '41; SN 36907548; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 15 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1064.                        

Stephan, Allen A.

CPL

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1916 at MI; hometown Tawas City, MI; entered service 28 Apr. '41; SN 36113369; served in 128TH Inf.; KIA 22 Nov. '42 in the battle for Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery, Tawas City, MI

25-Jul-00

1065.                        

Stephens, Willie Frank

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 10 Oct. '26; hometown Jonesboro, LA; SN 38520253; KIA on 11 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea (possibly near Anamo); repatriated in '49 and re-interred at Gansville Cemetery, Gansville, LA

29-Dec-06

1066.                        

Sternbergh, Charles Raymond

PFC

732D Ord. (LM) Co.

born 5 Mar. '19 at Reading, PA; son of David Dodds and Ruth Votey Sternbergh, York, PA (hometown); graduated Wilson H. S. in Spring Township, Berks Co.; entered service 18 Feb. '42 at Philadelphia, PA; SN 13054027; trained at Camp Roberts, CA; overseas Jun. '42; served with 732D Ord. Co.; married in Australia; KIA 24 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; parents received telegram 11 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; at least 2 of his 3 brothers also served, Donald and Robert

18-Jun-14

1067.                        

Stiles, Dean W.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1 Jul. '24 at PA; son of Wilbert Earl and Louella Josephine (Boring) Stiles; hometown Penn Run, PA; entered service 28 Jul. '43 at Altoona, PA; SN 33763588; trained at Camp Haan, CA for 11 mos.; also served at Camp McCain, MS, Ft. Meade, MD, and Ft. Ord, CA; arrived in New Guinea 14 Dec. '44; then sent to Philippines and assigned to 127TH Inf.; MIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; parents received telegram ca. 24 May; later determined KIA; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Pine Land Cemetery, Strongstown, PA

31-Dec-13

1068.                        

Stiles, James L.

PFC

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 4 Nov. '19 at OK; hometown Fairview, OK; entered service 10 Jan. '42 at Ft. Sill, OK; SN 38062885; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 18 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1069.                        

Stiles, Robert Arthur

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 25 Jan. '20 at Rockford, IL (hometown); son of A. Edward and Ethyl (Lundahl) Stiles, W. State Street Road; mother preceded him in death; graduated Rockford H. S. in '38; worked at Winnebago County Service Co.; entered service 28 Nov. '41 at Chicago, IL; SN 36307163; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, possibly on the beach; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1070.                        

Stoehr, Paul A.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at PA; son of Oscar C. and Flora B. Stoehr, 6034 St. Marie St., Pittsburgh, PA (hometown); worked for City of Pittsburgh; entered service 14 Feb. '42 at New Cumberland, PA; SN 33150845; served with 128TH Inf.; KIA 25 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; parents helped unveil honor roll of 625 city employees in service at city-county building in Pittsburgh 8 Dec. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery

16-May-14

1071.                        

Storie, Charles M.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at TN; hometown Cumberland Co., TN; entered service 17 Oct. '42 at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA; ABMC states he entered service from OH; SN 34378033; DOW 15 Dec. '44; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jul-13

1072.                        

Streeck, George W.

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1921 at SD; hometown Plankinton, SD, but resided at Los Angeles Co. or San Francisco, CA when he entered service; married, father of at least 1; entered service 14 Jul. '44 at Los Angeles, CA; SN 39593502; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 26 Apr. '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1073.                        

Streich, Warner H.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1925 at OR; hometown AK; entered service 22 Oct. '43 at Portland, OR; ABMC states he entered service from AL; SN 39341130; MIA 10 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines (NARA states DOW); earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

7-Jul-13

1074.                        

Strombom, Oswald S.

PVT

128TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at NE; son of Rev. and Mrs. Oscar W. Strombom, moved from Lincoln to Lyons, NE ca. Sep. '44; hometown Platte Co., NE; married; entered service 27 Jul. '44; SN 37747988; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served with 128TH Inf.; DOW 20 May '45; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; 2 brothers and brother-in-law also served

16-May-14

1075.                        

Stroud, Charles Franklin

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1919 at IN; hometown Marengo, IN; entered service 31 Dec. '41 at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN; SN 35251408; 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

8-Jul-13

1076.                        

Strout, Albert T.

1LT

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1918; son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert E. Strout, 2712 Lebanon St., El Paso, TX (hometown); attended El Paso H. S. and College of Mines; entered service 24 Jan. '41 at Ft. Bliss, TX; SN 38065280; commissioned at Ft. Benning, GA Dec. '42; new SN O-1297115; served from Buna through Leyte; KIA 22 Nov. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jul-13

1077.                        

Strumberger, John W.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at WI; hometown Kent Co., MI; entered service 21 Apr. '41 at Kalamazoo, MI; SN 36155368; KIA 11 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery; Silver Star references list middle initial as K

8-Jul-13

1078.                        

Strupp, Daniel H.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 16 Apr. '11 at Hewitt, WI; son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Strupp; hometown Auburndale, WI; entered service 7 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36206292; discharged for over-age 28 in Nov. '41; recalled to service 22 Feb. '42; served with 127TH Inf.; reported MIA 25 Jul. '44 near Afua, New Guinea (near Aitape), later determined KIA; parents received telegram on 14 Aug. reporting him MIA; on 28 Aug. they were informed he was KIA; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1079.                        

Sullivan, James H.

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. D

born 7 Apr. '23 at MI; mother Hazel (Smith) Sullivan; hometown Holland, MI; was PVT in Co. D, 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Holland, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20634637; KIA 8 Jan. '43 near Buna, New Guinea (presumed KIA); interred at Pilgrim Home Cemetery, Holland, MI

1-Jun-13

1080.                        

Sumrall, Roy O.

SSG

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 at MS; hometown Leake Co., MS; entered service 4 Dec. '41 at Jackson, MS; SN 14061380; served with 127TH Inf.; DOW 23 Dec. '44; earned Silver Star and Purple Heart w/OLC; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1081.                        

Supplee, Merle S.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1922 at WA; hometown Richland, WA; graduated Richland H. S. in '41; entered service 10 Oct. '42 at Spokane, WA; SN 39457092; served with 127TH Inf.; MIA 29 Jul. '44 near Aitape, New Guinea; NARA states FOD; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1082.                        

Sutherland, Orval L.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1926 at IN; father Oliver P. Sutherland, Rt. 1, Carbon, IN; hometown Douglas Co., OR; entered service 8 Aug. '44 at Portland, OR; SN 39345844; served with 127TH Inf.; KIA 3 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

1083.                        

Swanson, Norman L.

SGT

126TH Inf. Regt., HQ Co.

born 1920 at MI; hometown Kent Co., MI; was PFC in HQ Co., 126TH Inf., Mich. Nat. Guard, at Grand Rapids, MI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20633569; KIA 8 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

8-Jul-13

1084.                        

Sweet, Robert J.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1917 at MI; hometown Houghton Co., MI; entered service 22 Apr. '41 at Milwaukee, WI; SN 36208394; KIA 7 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Jul-13

1085.                        

Switzer, Vernon D.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1919; son of Earl Glen and Ilda Lavina (Oleson) Switzer; hometown McIntire, IA; entered service 3 Jan. '42; SN 37111566; KIA 25 Dec. '42 by sniper near Buna, New Guinea; first Soldier from McIntire killed in the war; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

9-Jul-13

1086.                        

Sworsky, Anthony D.

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 at MN; Hennepin Co., MN; entered service 30 Dec. '41 at Ft. Snelling, MN; SN 17036736; MIA 5 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea, presumed KIA; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; listed on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery; also memorialized at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN

9-Jul-13

1087.                        

Szawicki, Louis

PVT

126TH Inf. Regt.

son of Frank J. and Ann Szawicki, 1841 N. 18th St., Omaha, NE (hometown); SN 37139323; KIA 2 Dec. '42 near Buna, New Guinea; earned Purple Heart, bestowed posthumously; mother received it ca. 11 Apr. '43; interred at Manila American Cemetery; brother Stanley also served and died in the war

9-Jul-13

1088.                        

Szumnarski, Raymond E.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1919 at WI; son of Walter and Sophie Szumnarski, 1904 S. 11 St., Milwaukee, WI (hometown); was PVT in Co. K, 127TH Inf., Wis. Nat. Guard, at Milwaukee, WI on 15 Oct. '40; SN 20647810; KIA 5 Dec. '44 on Leyte, Philippines; earned Bronze Star and Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

2-Jan-14

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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