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

871.   

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

872.   

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

873.   

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

874.   

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

875.   

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

876.   

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

877.   

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

878.   

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

879.   

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

880.   

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

881.   

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

882.   

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

883.   

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

884.   

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

885.   

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

886.   

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

887.   

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

888.   

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

889.   

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

890.   

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

891.   

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

892.   

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

893.   

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

894.   

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

895.   

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

896.   

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

897.   

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

898.   

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

899.   

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

900.   

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

901.   

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

902.   

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

903.   

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

904.   

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

905.   

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

906.   

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

907.   

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

908.   

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

909.   

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

910.   

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

911.   

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

912.   

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

913.   

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

914.   

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

915.   

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

916.   

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

917.   

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

918.   

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

919.   

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

920.   

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

921.   

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

922.   

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

923.   

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

924.   

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

925.   

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

926.   

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

927.   

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

928.   

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

929.   

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

930.   

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

931.   

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

932.   

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

933.   

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

934.   

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

935.   

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

936.   

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

937.   

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

938.   

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

939.   

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

940.   

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

941.   

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

942.   

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

943.   

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

944.   

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

945.   

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

946.   

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

947.   

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

948.   

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

949.   

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

950.   

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

951.   

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

952.   

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

953.   

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

954.   

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

955.   

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

956.   

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

957.   

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

958.   

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

959.   

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

960.   

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

961.   

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

962.   

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

963.   

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

964.   

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

965.   

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

966.   

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

967.   

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

968.   

Simmons, Omer James

PFC

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. G

born 31 Dec. '19 at KY; son of John Harrison and Minnie Mae (Vance) Simmons, 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, KY

6-Jul-13

969.   

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

970.   

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

971.   

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

972.   

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

973.   

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

974.   

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

975.   

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

976.   

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

977.   

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

978.   

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

979.   

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

980.   

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

981.   

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

982.   

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

983.   

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

984.   

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

985.   

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

986.   

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

987.   

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

988.   

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

989.   

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

990.   

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

991.   

Smith, Wilbert R.

SSG

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1922 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

992.   

Snyder, Omar Scott

SSG

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

993.   

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

994.   

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

995.   

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

996.   

Sotnik, John J.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1920 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

997.   

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

998.   

Sousley, Robert J.

CPL

126TH Inf. Regt., Co. K

born 1921 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 duty 19 Apr. 42 with the 126TH; 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

999.   

Sparks, Ross J.

SGT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born 1913 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

1000.                        

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

1001.                        

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

1002.                        

Spencer, John M.

PFC

127TH Inf. Regt.

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

1003.                        

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

1004.                        

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

1005.                        

Spitler, Robert C.

PVT

32D Cav. Recon. Trp.

born 1926 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 Cav. Recon. Trp.; KIA 12 May '45 on Luzon, Philippines; earned Purple Heart; interred at Manila American Cemetery

14-Jun-14

1006.                        

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

1007.                        

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

1008.                        

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

1009.                        

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

1010.                        

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

1011.                        

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

1012.                        

Stella, Frank Angelo

PVT

127TH Inf. Regt.

born ca. 1926; 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

1013.                        

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

1014.                        

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

1015.                        

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

1016.                        

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

1017.                        

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

1018.                        

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

1019.                        

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

1020.                        

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

1021.                        

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

1022.                        

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

1023.                        

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

1024.                        

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

1025.                        

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

1026.                        

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

1027.                        

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

1028.                        

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

1029.                        

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

1030.                        

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

1031.                        

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

1032.                        

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

1033.                        

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

1034.                        

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

1035.                        

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

1036.                        

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

1037.                        

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

1038.                        

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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Surnames E through G

Surnames H through K

Surnames L and M

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