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327th Engineer Combat Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division

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Beland, James E.
BROKEN BOW -- James Edward "Jim" Beland, 88, of Broken Bow died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. The Revs. Dan Rowlison and Jim Stark will officiate. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery will full military honors by the Kearney National Guard.

Mr. Beland was born Dec. 10, 1917, at Manistique, Mich., to Joseph John and Minnie Mariah (Connarty) Beland.

Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Deloris Beland of Broken Bow; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Teresa Beland of Normal, Ill., and Lynn and Alma Beland of Burwell; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth Beland of McGill, Nev.
Additional survivors include five grandchildren, Drs. Jason and Jill Beland of Atlanta, Joel and Leisa Beland of Hayworth, Ill., Garrett Beland of Normal, Ill., Marcus and Amanda Beland of Greeley and Renee Beland of Sherman, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn of Hayworth, Ill., and Connor of Greeley; and a brother-in-law, Steve and Pauline Haumont of Broken Bow.

Jim lived in Manistique until the age of nine, when the family moved to Los Angeles. Jim attended school in Los Angeles until the 9th grade, when he left school to help support his parents and younger brothers. He received his GED with high honors in 1947, when he returned from duty in Germany. He grew up helping his father at the service station and battery shop they owned, where Jim learned to repair batteries and cars, starting his life long love of tinkering with cars. Due to the start of the Depression era the station was sold and his father became a Gate Guard at MGM Studios, where Jim met many movie stars of the time. His favorite story was of how he used to race Clark Gable and his Duisenberg with Jim's Hot Rod Model A. He never really said who won those races, but it was a wonderful story to hear and watch his face light up when he told it. Jim, to find work joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked building fire trails and fighting forest fires in northern California and Washington. He entered the Army in 1937 and returned home in 1939, after serving at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

Jim met Deloris Haumont at the Flamingo Nail Polish Company, where they both were working in 1940. After a whirlwind romance and a 300 mile drive to Las Vegas, they were married there at the courthouse on Feb. 1, 1941. In May of 1942, Gary was born in Los Angeles.

During this time Jim worked at Ducommens, a large machine tool company and North American Airplane Factory and he was called back to help his country in 1943. He moved Deloris and Gary back to Nebraska to Round Valley near Sargent, while he served his country in the European Theater in the 102nd Division. Jim was in the 327th Combat Engineers and was a squad leader. The division landed D+30. He drove on the Red Ball Express, breached the Siegfried line, was cut off during the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the men that officially closed off the German advance after the Bulge with his squad and another squad from another Division shaking hands. The 102nd Division spearheaded the Ninth Army from Normandy across the Elbe River in Germany liberating some of the first of the concentration camps and POW camps. By a left turn, his company liberated a concentration camp three miles from the POW camp where his brother, George was held; Jim found this out in 1946. His company put up the first pontoon bridge across the Ruhr River, and like many of the men that served in WWII, he had many close calls and wounds that to him wasn't important enough to go to the field hospital with.

After the crossing of the Elbe River, Jim was in the Occupation Army in Germany until his discharge in 1946. He moved his family back to Los Angeles , where he worked with his father and brothers in service stations the family owned. Due to economic pressures, the family moved back to Nebraska in 1947.

In 1948, they purchased a new home at 630 N. 8th in Broken Bow. His second son, Lynn, was born there in 1953, and lived there until 2004.

At the time of his death, Jim and Deloris were living in Liberty Square Apartments in Broken Bow. Jim worked at both dime stores in Broken Bow before going to work for Christman Hardware in 1950. In 1955, he changed jobs for the last time when he went to work for the Nebraska Department of Roads, retiring in 1982.

During this time he remained in the service of his country in Broken Bow, first in the Army Reserves from 1946 to 1949, then with the Nebraska National Guard from 1949 until 1963, as First Sergeant. He was officially retired by the Department of the Army in 1977.

Jim was a good husband, a good father, a good soldier and a good man. He will be missed by both family and friends. Jim was a Life Member of the VFW Post 3576 in Broken Bow, serving as Post Commander in 1971-72. He enjoyed hunting and especially fishing and camping. Jim and Deloris were some of the first in Custer Campers, he was also quite a bowler and card shark and had the fastest Cribbage peg on the north side of town. In later years, he enjoyed working in the flower beds, garden, yard and feeding his birds, squirrels and spending time with his grandkids and granddog.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and George; nephew, Matt Beland; and daughter-in-law, Mary Beland.

Memorials are suggested by the family to the 102nd (Ozarks) Infantry Division's Scholarship Fund.
http://www.theindependent.com/stories/081806/obi_beland18.shtml
Grand Island, Nebraska




Bohlander, George P.
George P. Bohlander of Brethren Village, Lancaster, went home to be with his Lord October 2, 2006 at the age of 88. He was the husband of Doris S. Bohlander since 1946, having celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 17th.

Born on September 27th, 1918, he was the son of the late George H. and Helen Cushler Bohlander.

George served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army 327th Engineer C. Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. For his service he was awarded the Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.

A licensed New York State Professional Engineer, he received his degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam N.Y. After 39 years with the Lederle Division of the former American Cyanamid Company, (now Wyeth) he retired in 1986.

George was a member of Grace Conservative Baptist Church of Nanuet, N.Y. for over 45 years, where he served as Sunday school teacher, Youth Sponsor, Trustee and Deacon.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Meribeth B., married to Richard Baldwin of Westfield, Mass.; and son, David G., married to Roslyn T. Bohlander of Wyalusing, Pa.; six grandchildren: Jennifer Leclair of Westfield Mass., Laura Baldwin of Wappinger Falls, N.Y., Emily Baldwin of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joseph Baldwin of Middleborough, Mass., Augusta, married to Mark S. Kniesly of Lancaster Pa., and Alexandra L. Bohlander of Wyalusing Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Hadleigh and Cooper Leclair; and a brother, Frank Bohlander of Pompano Beach, Fla. He was predeceased by his brothers John Bohlander of Strongsville, Ohio and Robert Bohlander of West Islip, N.Y.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel at Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, October 7, 2006, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Mark Tedford presiding. Interment to follow in Silver Spring Cemetery, West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Friends may visit with the family in the Chapel at Brethren Village on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George may be made to The Brethren Village Endowment Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606. The Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy, Pa. http://obits.lancasteronline.com/index.php?action=view&obit_id=1749677
Published: Oct 04, 2006 EST




Brown, Clarence L., Jr
b. 05/01/1920, d. 07/30/1971,
CAPT 327TH ENGR AVN GP, Plot: B 1648, bur. 08/03/1971
Memphis National Cemetery
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
http://www.interment.net/data/us/tn/shelby/memnat/memphis_bro.htm


Brown, Theodore R
b. 03/26/1913, d. 03/21/1970,
T4 HQ AND SERV CO 327 ENGR BN,
Plot: E 994-A, bur. 03/26/1970
City Point National Cemetery
Hopewell City, Virginia
http://www.interment.net/data/us/va/hopewell/citynat/index_boci.htm


Cates, James P., 10 Mar 1915 ⲠOct 1946; Alabama
Pvt 327 Engr Combat Bn 102 Div, WWII
Stewart's Chapel Methodist Cemetery
(also known as Peep Crack Cemetery)
Blount County, Alabama
http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:5S_ceyFFUCYJ:fly.hiwaay.net/~bobwonda/files/blountcemeteries/stewartschapelmeth.htm++%22327+engr%
22&hl=en



Clary, Carrol
b. 06/14/1918, d. 05/10/1972, 327 ENGR CE,
Plot: R 2514, bur. 05/17/1972
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
http://www.interment.net/data/us/co/denver/logan/c/c06.htm


Cook, Stanley P
d. 01/23/1966, PFC CO C 327 ENGR BN CE,
Plot: A-E 1522, bur. 01/27/1966
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Point Loma, San Diego County, California
http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/sandiego/rosecrans/c/rosecrans_c09.htm


Crickenberger, Frederick P.
Born: 23 Jul 1905 Died: 12 Aug 1957
Virginia, S.Sgt. Co. A 327 Engr. Bn. World War II
Hamburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Pleasant View Memorial Gardens
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vashenan/pleasant.html


Detweiler, Donald Lee
Donald Lee Detweiler, 84, of Grand Island, Nebraska died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at the Nebraska Veterans Home of Grand Island, NE.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 2, 2003 at the Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island with The Reverend Joel Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-9 pm Thursday at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Family.

Donald L. Detweiler was born on September 18, 1918 to William and Anna (Dohrn) Detweiler in Grand Island. He grew up in Grand Island and received his education in the Grand Island Public Schools.

He entered the United States Army on May 25, 1944 serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged on January 6, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Helen Schneider on November 08, 1938 in Nelson, Nebraska. After which the couple lived in Grand Island where he was the manager of Sothman Lumberyard. He later was a purchasing manager at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant. He also was a purchasing agent for Merrick Machine Shop.

He was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Eagles. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening, grocery shopping, hunting, fishing and wood working.
http://www.apfelfuneralhome.com/Archives/April03/detweiler.htm



Dinsmore, Myrle Andrew
b. 10/14/1903, d. 08/04/1948, CPL, 327TH ENGRS, Plot: 231 18 RA, bur. 08/09/1948
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/losangeles/lanat/d/lanat_d06.htm


Finlayson, Frank Ernest, 83, Idaho Falls businessman, combat engineer in World War II, and avid sportsman, died at his home at 372 Gustafson Drive, March 23rd 2002 following an extended illness. Frank 鮮y橮layson after completing college was called to serve in the 102nd Army Division of the 327 Combat Engineers Unit. Following officer training, he was assigned as a first lieutenant to a combat zone in Germany for extensive duty. Injured in combat, he was awarded a purple heart at the end of the war.
Idaho Falls, ID
http://www.woodfuneralhome.com/obits/archives/00000257.html


FORTH, LEE M
WEST VIRGINIA
PVT 327 ENGR COMBT BN
WORLD WAR II
FEB 18 1920 JAN 7 1945
HATFIELD CEMETERY
Cabell County, West Virginia
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvcabell/cemetery/hatfield.html


Goins, Clinton
5. CLINTON GOINS was born October 15, 1922 in Blue Diamond Perry Co. Kentucky, and died 65.
Military service: Bet. 1943 - December 31 1945, 327 Combat Engineers, 147 Amphibious Engineers, 102 Division
http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:qWzg5CX-PgkJ:wmdangilbert.thegilbertfamily.us/jonessimon.html++%22327+combat%22&hl=en


HUFFAKER, HAL R., 84 of Strawberry Plains, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2005 at East Tenn. Baptist Hospital. He was a retired employee of House Hasson Hardware Co., with 39 years of services, a member of Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church and a US Army veteran having served in the European Theater with the 327th Engineers Combat Battalion and the 102nd Infantry Division with the 9th Army. He served from 1942 to 1946 in France, Belgium, Holland and North Germany.
Preceded in death by: son, Mike Huffaker; parents, John and Zora Huffaker; sister, Maxie Chesney; brother, Ernest Huffaker. He is survived by: his beloved wife of 56 years, Nadine Huffaker; and loving daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Henry Norton. Funeral service 8 pm Tuesday at Paw Paw Hollow Baptist Church with Rev. Al Smith and Rev. Ronnie White officiating. Interment 11 am Wednesday in Eastview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-8 pm at the church prior to the service. Arrangements by Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.
knoxnews - Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN October 10, 2005
 

Kimbro, Kenneth Russell
Date of Birth: November 2, 1923
Date of Death: April 16, 2001
Where Buried: Whaley Cemetery, Shell Creek, Wyoming
Dates of Military Service: January 11, 1944 to May 12, 1946
Conflict or War: WW II
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant Technician Fourth Grade
Awards or Honors: EAMET Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal
Any other information submitted: He was in the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion, 102nd
Division in Germany.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~wygenweb/veterans/veterans.htm


KLEKKER, JOSEPH 12 Mar 1904 - 12 July 1964
PVT, CO C, 327TH ENGR BN, WWII
All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery
1560 Brinton Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tandnmca/allsaints/bradcathseci.html


Leadbetter, Clarence A., 79, of Corsica RD 1, died Friday, April 12, 2002, in the Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville. Born May 6, 1922,in Corsica, he was a son of John D. and Pearl Ambill Leadbetter, who preceded him in death. A veteran of World War II, he served four years in the U.S. Army's 327th Engineer Combat Battalion. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in March 1946.
Interment in Asbury Cemetery
Clarion County, PA
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/PACLARIO/2002-04/1019139979


LoMonaco, Gaetano
PFC Gaetano LoMonaco
ID: 32793093
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Kings County, NY
Status: KIA
from: www.wwiimemorial.com


Lynn, Richard Joseph
b. 01/15/1911, d. 01/15/1963,
PVT CO B 327 ENGR BN CE,
Plot: 2E 3284, bur. 01/17/1963
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/sanmateo/ggate/l/golden_l13.htm


McGill, Elliton N.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 39266071
327th Medical Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: California
Died: 2-Dec-44
Buried at: Plot I Row 5 Grave 9
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
http://www.abmc.gov/search/wwii_unit.php
 

McGinnis, James J. Jr. - Company C.
James J. McGinnis, Jr., 85
MUNCIE - James J. McGinnis Jr., 85, of Muncie, IN, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2006 at Muncie Health & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born August 16, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA. The son of the late James J. and Mary McGinnis.
James loved traveling, reading, and had a special interest in Civil War History.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He worked for Westinghouse for 35 years.
He was also a swim coach at the YWCA and MOST clubs. He was a member of the Elks.
He served his country during WWII as a member of the 102nd Infantry with the Army Corps of Engineers.
http://orig.thestarpress.com/tsp/news/obits/


Nash, Earl E
b. 11/06/1906, d. 11/29/1959,
SGT CO A 327 ENGR COMBAT BN CE, Plot: H 653, bur. 12/03/1959
Hampton National Cemetery
City of Hampton, Virginia
http://www.interment.net/data/us/va/hampton/hampnat/index_mune.htm


Neely, Lewis
b. 08/20/1890, d. 05/04/1952, PVT CO D 327 ENGRS 102 DIV, Plot: R 2154, bur. 05/09/1952,
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California
http://www.interment.net/data/us/ca/sanmateo/ggate/n/golden_n01.htm


Noll, Charles Adam
b. 06/12/1898, d. 06/19/1958, CPL CO A 327TH ENGR BN C E, Plot: M 358, bur. 06/25/1958
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
http://www.interment.net/data/us/co/denver/logan/n/n04.htm


Perkins, Chester

BORN ON: 5/18/1923 in Indianapolis, IN
DEPARTED ON: 9/21/2006 and resided in Indianapolis, IN

Chester Royal "Chet" Perkins 83, Indianapolis, passed away September 21, 2006.

He was a 1941 graduate of Warren Central High School and graduated Cum Laude from Butler University in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism.

He served in the Army from 1943 to 1948 and was a member of the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division (The Ozarks). He received a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained in combat and was made a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Evan Bayh. He was a founding member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Butler University. He retired as the Community Relations Director of the American Lung Association of Central Indiana and was the editor of a publication that was published by the Star News Blind Fund, The Hoosier Star Light from 1954 to 1989. He was a member of Twilight Optimist Club and The Indianapolis Press Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Talkington Perkins; his parents, Adolphus Perkins and Maria Jane McDonald Perkins; brothers, John R. Perkins and Adolphus Perkins, Jr.; sisters, Marjorie Brewer and Virginia Wood.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Mike) Curts of Indianapolis; sisters, Barbara (John O.) Johns of Indianapolis and Carol (Mike) Metscher of Reston, VA.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2006 in Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Broad Ripple, with calling there from Noon until the time of service.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7725 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Published at http://www.indystar.com
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http://www.flanner-buchanan.com/obit/output.asp?id=1926652


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The Indianapolis Star
September 28, 2006

A LIFE LIVED: Chester Perkins, 1923-2006
Injured WWII veteran's letter to Santa touched thousands
By Rob Schneider
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060928/LOCAL/609280391/-1/ZONES04

In the winter of 1946, Chester Perkins was recovering from a war injury that had destroyed his eyes and much of his face, when he did something he had never done before. He wrote to Santa Claus for help.
Mr. Perkins had undergone numerous operations to repair his face but knew he would never see again when he sent the letter to The Indianapolis News.
The newspaper ran it on the front page.

"I can't remember ever writing to you before, but I have found it so increasingly difficult to obtain this thing which I want that I thought you could help," he wrote. The letter appeared under the headline: "Wanted: A Pair of Blue Eyes."

Mr. Perkins, 83, who died Sept. 21, grew up on the city's Eastside, graduating from Warren Central High School in 1941. He was in his freshman year at Indiana University when the attack on Pearl Harbor sidetracked his dream of becoming a creative writer.

Mr. Perkins entered the Army, where he was a member of the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion. By January 1945, he was in Germany.

His platoon was placing land mines when darkness fell. The soldiers decided to finish the next morning, said his daughter, Stephanie Curts. But snow fell overnight, and when his unit made its way through the minefield, the sergeant was killed when he stepped on a mine, and the blast tore through Mr. Perkins.

During his recovery in an Army hospital in Pennsylvania, Mr. Perkins wrote his letter about wanting to see snow again and to "drink in the looks of joy on the faces of those who love me, who have seen me groping and stumbling in the dark for so long."

His published letter was picked up by the wire services and appeared around the world, his daughter said. He received 6,000 letters in response, some from people who offered him their eyes.

Mr. Perkins worried whether his wife, Janet, would still want him. "She told him they had been married for better or worse," and that was the end of it, Curts said. He realized he could wallow in despair or make something of himself. He chose the latter.

His daughter said he realized that his handicap would not prevent him from writing and learned how to use a typewriter. When he was ready to come home, he took the train from Philadelphia by himself. That's how he lived his life -- as independently as possible, his daughter said. "His favorite saying was: 'Blindness is not a handicap; it's just a damned nuisance.' "

He enrolled at Butler University, where his wife read all of his books to him and he graduated with a journalism degree. On campus, he was known as an excellent bridge player, was vice president of his junior class and served as one of the editors of the university newspaper.
He worked as the community relations director of the American Lung Association for about 25 years, retiring in the early 1980s. He also was the editor of "The Hoosier Light," which was published by The Star Fund for the Blind from 1954 to 1989.

Richard and Sally Beck remember Mr. Perkins as a remarkable man with an incredible memory. Sally Beck said she remembers asking him whether he missed not being able to see his wife. He told her no, because in his mind she always looked just as she did when they married.

Mr. Perkins, a familiar sight maneuvering around Downtown with his red-tipped cane, had a great sense of humor, too. "He would come up to me and say, 'Sally, you just look wonderful tonight,' " Sally Beck said. "He was truly an American hero in the war and after the war."
Other survivors include sisters Barbara Johns and Carol Metscher. His wife preceded him in death. Services were Monday at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center -- Broad Ripple.

Mr. Perkins' letter

Excerpts from a letter Chester Perkins wrote to Santa Claus in December 1946, asking for a pair of "bright, shiny blue eyes."

"Let me see all these things so that the memory of the last Christmas I saw might be blotted forever from my mind. Replace the screaming shells, the rumbling of tanks, the sound of tired marching feet with the singing of hymns. . . . Replace the filthy, smelly mud of battle and the drawn faces of dying men with the cool feeling of fresh, clean sheets and the hopeful faces of men born anew.

". . . If, on Christmas morn, I should not find them there, I won't really mind, and I will still be grateful to God, for haven't I still a good mind, a strong body, friends who love me. . . .

"So, Santa, there it is. That's what I want for Christmas. Please try, won't you?

"From a grownup little boy, Cpl. Chester R. Perkins."

 

PHILLIPS, JAMES H.
Mr. James H. Phillips, 76, of Fort Myers, died May 27, 2000. He was born
in South Shore, KY, a son of the late John and Belle Phillips. He was a
WW II veteran, serving in the 327th Combat Engineers Battalion 102
Division from 1943 to 1945. He received the Purple Heart, three Battle
Stars, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign
Ribbon.
Entombment will be in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/PHILLIPS/2003-10/1066686151


Roosevelt, John, PVT, Army, 327th Engineer Combat Battalion,
102nd Infantry Division, 5/2/1913 - 1/22/1945
PRIVATE JOHN W. ROSEVELT, 32, of 1629 Broadway, in Camden NJ, died while serving in the United States Army in Germany on January 22, 1945. He was a member of the 327th Engineer Combat Battalion when he died, most likely in an explosion that leveled a block of buildings at Gereonsweiler, Germany, killing an estimated 15 members of B Company, and wounding about 30 more.
Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, NJ
http://www.dvrbs.com/Camden,NJ-WW2-8thWardMemorial.htm


Sleeth, Wayne
Sedan Times-Star - September 27, 2006

Wayne Sleeth, age 90, of Coffeyville, former long-time Peru resident, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 25, 2006 at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center of Coffeyville.

Wayne was born May 1,1916 in Cedar Vale to John A. and May (Gastineau) Sleeth. He attended school at Peru, graduating from Peru High School in 1934. He worked at the tile plant in Coffeyville, and built oil tanks until joining the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Local #339 in 1949 in Coffeyville. This Union later merged with Topeka Local and later on the Wichita Local Union #441. He had recently been honored for being a fifty-year member.

He joined the United States Army in 1944, serving as a member of the 327th Combat Engineers, 102nd Infantry in Germany, Holland and Belgium. He married Mildred Maxine Jones in Sedan in 1938. She preceded him in death in 1964. He later married Martha Hoffman in 1967. She also preceded him in death in 1985.

Wayne was a long time member of the Peru School Board, the Peru Cemetery Board, the Peru United Methodist Church and the Sedan VFW.

He is survived by one grandson, Charles Wayne Sleeth and wife Shelley and two greatgranddaughters, Morgan and McKenna Sleeth, all of Charlotte, North Carolina and one daughter-in-law, Jeanne Sleeth of Caney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives Mildred and Martha Sleeth; one son, Larry Wayne Sleeth and one daughter, Jo Anne Sleeth Parker.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 am., Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Peru Cemetery with Earl Tresner officiating.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 27 at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Peru United Methodist Church or the Jonesburg Church and these remembrances may he left at the funeral home. David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/chautauq/library/obits/obitss1.html

 

Smith, Myles F.
T-5 327 Engr. Cbt. Btn. Co. B 1913 - 1977
Gardner Hill Cemetery
Fox Township
Elk County PA
http://www.pa-roots.com/~elk/cemetery/gardnerhill.html


SMITH, WILFORD ROBERT **W.W.II.VETERAN**
8-9-1925-ALCORN CO.MS.
12-30-1974-CORINTH,MS.
HEART FAILURE
SERVICE # 34925638
ENTERED ARMY-12-28-1943
SEPARATED-3-25-1946-CAMP SHELBY,MS.
T/5/327 COMBAT ENGINEER
NATIONAL CEM. CORINTH, MS.
PAGE-199
McPeters Funeral Home Records - 1974
Alcorn County, MS
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ms/county/alcorn/mcpeter52.html


Zubler, Edward
Edward G. Zubler once had a bright idea.
After doing six years of research at General Electric, he developed the
halogen lamp in 1959. Zubler and his team of engineers improved standard
incandescent light bulbs by adding a halogen gas. The halogen recycled
tungsten deposits, creating a brighter, longer-lasting light bulb. Halogen
lamps are mostly used in automobile headlights, floodlights and in studio
lighting.
For his work in advancing lighting technology, Zubler earned numerous
patents and awards. In 1978, his portrait and biography were put on display
in an exhibit to technical pioneers in lighting at the Toshiba Science
Institute in Kawasaki, Japan.
Prior to joining GE, Zubler received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from
Canisius College in New York, and a doctorate in physical chemistry from the
University of Notre Dame. He served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army's
102nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II, earning a Purple
Heart for a shrapnel injury to his back and a bayonet cut to his knee, and
two Bronze Star Medals for valor.
Zubler died on March 20, 2004 from complications of surgery. He was 79.
http://www.blogofdeath.com/archives/2004_03.html

 

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