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Completed

( All weblinks within this document are "Blue" )

INCLUDING: Ships, Army & Marine Division.

LAST UPDATE:

January 8, 2020

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the men and women from Garrett County, Maryland that "gave their all" to their State and Country during World War II.   Soldiers and Sailors of the armed forces are both included in this listing.

     I have created or found "online memorials" for these honored men and women using "Find A Grave".   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see the online memorial created for them.

     Please Note:   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, when and where they enlisted, where they lived, and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.


Garrett County had a total of:

" 51 "

Soldiers & Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II.

( I'm 99% sure all from Garrett County are included )

     If anyone has any information or photos of these 51 men or women please let me know by sending me an email at "russpickde@comcast.net" or by "clicking here" so that I can make a more detailed online memorial for them or add more information about them on their memorial.   This is just a small way of making sure these Maryland soldiers and sailors that gave their all ARE REMEMBERED!!


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Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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" Special Thanks " to my fellow " Volunteer " Find A Grave Members:

  ( They've all spent countless hours of personal time in research for our veterans )

" Andy " ~ ( Fellow Veteran )
             For his great photos and info for the Epinal American Cemetery, France & record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Anne Cady "
             For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Bruce & Debbie Almeida " ~ ( Fellow Veteran )
             For their great help with photos at the National Memorial in Hawaii !

" Clarence J. Geiger, Jr. " ~ ( Fellow Veteran )
             For his help taking "Great" photos in Erie County !

" Eric Ackerman "
             For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Fred aka FRH "
             For his great help with photos, records and research For New York State !

" Janice Hollandsworth "
             For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Jay Boone "
             For his great help with photos and record updates for Erie County !

" John Dowdy "
             For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Tim Cook "
             For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "

" Shaneo " ~ ( Fellow Veteran )
             For his great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "


Key to below " Abbreviations and Notes "

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( For meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight, a single act of merit, heroism, or meritorious service. )
AM + = ( Awarded " Multiple - Air Medal's " )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS + = Awarded " multiple " Bronze Star's "

CDG = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France to soldiers who distinguished themselves by acts of heroism involving combat )

DFC = Awarded the " Distinguished Flying Cross " ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( " Second Highest Award " for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility )

LOM = Awarded the " Legion Of Merit " ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches )

MM     =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded, Missing or Killed In Action )
MM *  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal & Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to those who are under combat conditions )
MM **  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Medal, Combat Bar & Combat Star " ~ ( Awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MM-POW  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Mariner's who were held as POW's " )
MM-DSM  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty " )
MM-MSM = Awarded the " Merchant Marine Meritorious Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for conduct or service of a meritorious nature )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( " Highest Military Award ", awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the " Navy Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action and/or " Killed In Action " )
PH + = ( Awarded " Multiple - Purple Heart's " )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal "

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation "

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( " Third Highest Award ", awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals = Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Picture of person shown on online memorial.

= Picture of tombstone " or " memorial listing shown on online memorial.

Cenotaph = A memorial listing only " or " remains not recovered " or " possibly interred somewhere unknown.

n/a = ( in awards field ) = Not currently applicable

n/a = ( in photo field ) = " Not currently available or not applicable "

Those Included on this listing:

     Died during the war - " DECEMBER 7, 1941 " through " SEPTEMBER 2, 1945 ".
    Others have been included that died after the war due to illness or injuries from the war.

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name

( The letters shown in " Maroon " do not have any names listed )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Adams,  James D.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
304th Infantry Regiment
76th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
March 2, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Bachtel,  Bernard K.
           ~ PH ~ Iwo Jima

Private
24th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marines
Oakland
Killed In Action
February 21, 1945
St. Johns
Church Cemetery
Redhouse, MD
" Yes "

  Barnard,  John C.
           ~ n/a ~ Massachusetts

   Brother of: 2nd Lt. William E. Barnard
   of Allegany County.

Private
1302nd Service Unit
Army
Garrett County
Line Of Duty
June 2, 1943
Deer Park
Cemetery
Deer Park, MD
" Yes "

  Bateman,  Edward A.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
July 16, 1943
Rose Hill
Cemetery
North Glade, MD
" Yes "

  Beckman,  Kenneth F.
           ~ PH ~ France

Technician
Fourth Grade
32nd Armored Infantry
3rd Armored Division
Army
Garrett County
Missing In Action
June 30, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Bever,  Richard E.
           ~ SS PH ~ France

Private
First Class
26th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
December 7, 1942
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Bittinger,  Harland E.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
526th Armored Infantry
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
January 4, 1945
Oakland
Cemetery
Oakland, MD
" Yes "

  Bowers,  Vernon D.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
112th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 3, 1944
Grantsville
Cemetery
Grantsville, MD
" Yes "

  Bowman,  Stuart R.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
319th Infantry
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
1944
St. John's
Church Cemetery
Redhouse, MD
" Yes "

  Brock,  Alvin C.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 17, 1944
Oakland Cemetery
Oakland, MD
" Yes "

  Butler,  David R.
           ~ PH ~ North Africa

Private
First Class
26th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 9, 1942
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "

  Butler,  Raymond E.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
1944
Mount Beulah
Church Cemetery
Garrett Cty, MD
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Coddington,  Mason R.
           ~ BS PH* ~ France

Private
First Class
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
August 4, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Cooper,  David T.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
120th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
February 27, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Cuppett,  Thomas G.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
359th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
December 12, 1944
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Custer,  Clyde R.
           ~ n/a ~ Ireland

1st
Lieutenant
Air Force
Garrett County
Line Of Duty
July 4, 1944
St. Paul's
Cemetery
Accident, MD
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Dawson,  Cecil D.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
194th Glider Infantry
17th Airborne Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
March 24, 1945
Dean
Memorial Cemetery
Elk Garden, WV
" Yes "

  Dixon,  Clyde W.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
82nd Airborne Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
February 2, 1945
Blooming Rose
Church Cemetery
Friendsville, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Farris,  Paul R.
           ~ AM PH ~ Pacific

Sergeant
23rd Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
Air Force
Garrett County
Missing In Action
January 5, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Fike,  David, Jr.
           ~ AM PH ~ Mediterranean

Private
415th Bomber Squadron
98th Bomber Group
Air Force
Garrett County
Missing In Action
March 1, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Frantz,  Willis T.
           ~ n/a ~ unknown

Private
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Line Of Duty
May 26, 1943
Asher Glade
Cemetery
Friendsville, MD
" Yes "

  Friend,  Raymond C.
           ~ n/a ~ France

Private
First Class
110th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Line Of Duty
April 27, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Goeringer,  Carroll E.
           ~ PH ~ France

Sergeant
26th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 19, 1944
Zion
Lutheran Cemetery
Garrett Cty, MD
" Yes "

  Gower,  James H.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
362nd Infantry
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
August 1, 1944
Oakland Cemetery
Oakland, MD
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Helbig,  Frederick W.
           ~ n/a ~ Pacific

Sergeant
319th T.C. Squadron
1st Air Commando Group
Air Force
Garrett County
Missing In Action
June 18, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hetrick,  Clyde L.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
358th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 14, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  Hoye,  Geoffrey E.
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Private
9th Field Artillery
3rd Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
March 30, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " J " ~ " There Were None ! "

  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Keller,  Charles E.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Corporal
102nd Cavalry
Recon. Squadron
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
December 22, 1944
R.D. Dean
Memorial Cemetery
Elk Garden, WV
" Yes "

  Kitzmiller,  Harold W.
           ~ POW PH ~ Pacific

Sergeant
HQ Squadron
24th Pursuit Group
Air Force
Garrett County
Died While POW
October 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lewis,  Burruss B.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Seaman
Second Class
M. V. East Indian
" Armed Guard "
Navy
Crellin
Missing In Action
November 3, 1942
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  McCrobie,  Lester L.
           ~ n/a ~ unknown

Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Garrett County
Line Of Duty
October 29, 1943
Fort Rosecrans
National Cemetery
San Diego, CA
" Yes "

  Milavec,  William
           ~ PH ~ Italy

Corporal
168th Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
January 7, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Nair,  Thomas F.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
66th Regiment
2nd Armored Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
August 2, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Nazelrod,  Calvin E.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
399th Infantry Regiment
100th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
October 22, 1944
Paradise
Cemetery
Oakland, MD
" Yes "

  Nicholson,  Robert A.
           ~ PH ~ Sicily

Flight
Officer
Air Force
Garrett County
Killed In Action
1944
St. John's
Church Cemetery
Redhouse, MD
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  O'Brien,  Daniel C.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Seaman
Second Class
Navy
Swanton
Missing In Action
May 18, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " P " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " There Were None ! "

  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Savage,  Burlton H.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
142nd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
December 12, 1944
Oak Grove
Cemetery
McHenry, MD
" Yes "

  Savage,  Irvin E.
           ~ PH+ ~ Japan

   Brother of: Odie ~ ( below )

Private
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
May 4, 1945
Blooming Rose
Cemetery
Friendsville, MD
" Yes "

  Savage,  Odie A.
           ~ PH ~ France

   Brother of: Irvin ~ ( above )

Private
First Class
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
September 8, 1944
Blooming Rose
Cemetery
Friendsville, MD
" Yes "

  Schmidt,  Luther M.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
143rd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
February 3, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Schwinabart,  James F.
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
First Class
317th Infantry Regiment
80th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
October 1, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Selders,  Keith E.
           ~ PH ~ Belgium

Sergeant
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
January 20, 1945
Aurora Cemetery
Aurora, WV
" Yes "

  Shadrick,  Thomas H.
           ~ DFC* AM+ PH ~ Pacific

Technical
Sergeant
23rd Bomber Squadron
5th Bomber Group
Air Force
Garrett County
Missing In Action
July 27, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Shaffer,  Kenneth G.
           ~ SS PH ~ France

Staff
Sergeant
101st Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
November 8, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Sharpless,  Aros L.
           ~ PH ~ Pacific

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Reno
Navy
Kitzmiller
Missing In Action
November 3, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Shillingburg,  Harold C.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
June 16, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Silbaugh,  Wilbur C.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
116th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
July 17, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Smith,  Earle F.
           ~ PH ~ Mediterranean

Private
H.M.T. Rohna
" Passenger "
Air Force
Garrett County
Missing In Action
November 27, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Snyder,  Adam
           ~ PH ~ unknown

Private
339th Infantry Regiment
85th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Died Of Wounds
May 5, 1944
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  Spiker,  Edward A.
           ~ PH ~ Germany

Private
318th Infantry Regiment
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
April 4, 1945
Bray Cemetery
Oakland, MD
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

  Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Photos ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Wise,  June W.
           ~ PH ~ France

Private
First Class
180th Infantry Regiment
45th Infantry Division
Army
Garrett County
Killed In Action
January 4, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

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Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )