Connecticuters

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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Completed

All weblinks within this document are " BLUE "

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

LAST UPDATE:

December 4, 2019

( Originally created January ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Fremont County, Wyoming that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, 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.

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Fremont County had a total of:

" 45 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Fremont County are included )

Information was used from the following link for the " Army & Air Force "
at National Archives for this report:

Click Here for Archive Reports:  Fremont County ~ " Page 1 "  ~  " Page 2 "

"Multiple" links at the National Archives
were used for the " Navy & Coast Guard " for this report.

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     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Fremont County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.


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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 "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Eric Ackerman "
         For all his great research work For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Janice Hollandsworth "
         For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Jeff Hall "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" John C. Anderson "
         For his valuable help with documenting soldiers & sailors in Arlington National Cemetery !
" John Dowdy "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" ShaneO "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Steve S "
         For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines !
" Tim Cook "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

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

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

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

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( Highest military honor, 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 Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

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

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - " December 7, 1941 " through " September 2, 1945 ".
            ( Some others have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Fremont County

( Those letters highlighted in " Maroon " had no soldiers to list )

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 ]

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

  Antelope, George W.
          PH ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
121st QM
Cargo Company
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
May 20, 1945
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Arapahoe, WY
" Yes "

  Appelhans, Joseph E.
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Sergeant
10th Tank Battalion
5th Armored Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Sep. 20, 1944
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Appleby, Gerald J.
          PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
19th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Oct. 21, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Arthur, Chester
          PH ~ Belgium ~

Technician
Fourth Grade
32nd Armored Infantry
3rd Armored Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jan. 8, 1945
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Arapahoe, WY
" Yes "


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

  Bishop, Louis A.
          PH ~ Europe ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
399th Medical
Coll. Company
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jul. 5, 1945
Aragon Cemetery
Fremont County
WY
" Yes "

  Brown, Johnnie L.
          PH ~ Europe ~ N/A

Private
First Class
26th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Died Of Wounds
Nov. 25, 1944
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Arapahoe, WY
" Yes "

  Buckner, Albert D.
          PH ~ Guadalcanal ~ N/A

Assistant
Cook
S. & S. Company
2nd Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Dec. 5, 1942
Rose Hills
Memorial Park
Whittier, CA
" Yes "

  Burt, Gordon E.
          SS PH ~ Philippines ~
          " Family Link Included "

First
Lieutenant
12th Cavalry Recon.
23rd Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Feb. 14, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" Yes "

  Bush, Sidney C.
          PH ~ Iwo Jima ~

Private
First Class
5th Marine Regiment
4th Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Died Of Wounds
May 10, 1945
Mt. Hope
Cemetery
Lander, WY
" Yes "


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

  Calvert, Edward S.
          PH ~ Peleliu ~

Private
First Class
7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Sep. 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Cline, France W.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
First Class
358th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 11, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Cloer, George R.
          AM PH+ ~ At Sea ~
          " Family Link Included "

First
Lieutenant
513th Bomber Squadron
376th Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Aug. 10, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Cooper, Elmer W.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Staff
Sergeant
20th Pursuit Squadron
24th Pursuit Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Died While POW
Jun. 12, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "


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

  Dechert, George R.
          AM PH ~ At Sea ~

Second
Lieutenant
42nd Bomber Squadron
11th Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Jan. 12, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Dowler, Charles R.
          AM PH ~ Germany ~

Second
Lieutenant
708th Bomber Squadron
447th Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Apr. 29, 1944
Highland
Cemetery
Casper, WY
" Yes "


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

  Elmer, Elwin
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Platoon
Sergeant
1st Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
May 13, 1945
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  Engle, Emmett B.
          PH ~ France ~

Technical
Sergeant
19th Infantry Battalion
14th Armored Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jan. 3, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


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

  Fairless, Billie M.
          AM PH ~ Hungary ~
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
727th Bomber Squadron
451st Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Apr. 13, 1944
Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

  Forrester, William R.
          DFC AM PH ~ Pacific ~

Aviation
Ordnanceman
Second Class
104th Patrol
Bombing Sqd
Navy
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Nov. 11, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Frank, Loren M.
          BS PH ~ Italy ~

Sergeant
87th Infantry Regiment
10th Mountain Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Mar. 1, 1945
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


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

  Goggles, Claude
          PH ~ unknown ~ N/A

Private
Military Police
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Nov. 25, 1944
St. Stephen's
Cemetery
Arapahoe, WY
" Yes "

  Griebel, Robert E.
          AM PH ~ New Guinea ~ N/A
          " Family Link Included "

Staff
Sergeant
65th Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 26, 1943
Mountain View
Cemetery
Riverton, WY
" Yes "


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

  Homec, Frank E.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

    S2 Jack A. Terry ~ ( below )
    also on the Liscome Bay.

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S.
Liscome Bay

Navy
Fremont County
Lost At Sea
Nov. 24, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hoyt, William D., Jr.
          PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Platoon
Sergeant
8th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 17, 1944
Hudson
Cemetery
Hudson, WY
" Yes "

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

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

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

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

  Little Crow, Joe A.
          N/A ~ United States ~ N/A

Private
First Class
377th Infantry Regiment
95th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Line Of Duty
Aug. 30, 1945
St. Aloysius
Cemetery
Bullhead, SD
" Yes "

  Loghry, George D.
          PH+ ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
121st Infantry Regiment
8th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Sep. 4, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Lovato, Jose D.
          PH ~ Germany ~ N/A

Private
First Class
353rd Infantry Regiment
89th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Apr. 6, 1945
Mountain View
Cemetery
Riverton, WY
" Yes "

  Luers, Ralph D.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S.
Bismarck Sea

Navy
Fremont County
Lost At Sea
Feb. 21, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph


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

  Malinowski, Joseph
          PH ~ Belgium ~

Private
513th Parachute Infantry
17th Airborne Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jan. 5, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  McClellan, James W.
          PH ~ France ~

Corporal
47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jul. 11, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


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

  Neil, Olin D.
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
334th Infantry Regiment
84th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Feb. 27, 1945
Mountain View
Cemetery
Riverton, WY
" Yes "

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

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

  Parker, LeRoy F.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
115th Cavalry
Army
Fremont County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 10, 1943
Mt. Hope
Cemetery
Lander, WY
" Yes "

  Pasquali, James
          PH ~ Germany ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
97th Cavalry Recon.
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Apr. 9, 1945
Ascension
Cemetery
Libertyville, IL
" Yes "

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

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

  Redman, Sherman
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
Army
Fremont County
Line Of Duty
unknown
Odd Fellow's
Cemetery
Riverton, WY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Rich, Daryl W.
          PH ~ Saipan ~

Private
First Class
8th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 15, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Ruhlman, Gomer S.
          SS PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 22, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


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

  Slagle, Robert E.
          AM+ PH ~ At Sea ~

Second
Lieutenant
380th Bomber Squadron
310th Bomber Group
Air Force
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Jun. 22, 1944
Florence
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Slinkard, Truman A.
          PH ~ France ~
          " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fourth Grade
274th Infantry Regiment
70th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Mar. 4, 1945
Epinal
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "


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

  Terry, Jack A.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

    S2 Frank E. Homec ~ ( above )
    also on the Liscome Bay.

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S.
Liscome Bay

Navy
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Nov. 24, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Trosper, William
          PH ~ unknown ~

Private
112th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
Army
Fremont County
Died Of Wounds
Mar. 4, 1945
Friday Cemetery
Fremont County
WY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

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

  Valdez, Joseph L.
          N/A ~ England ~

Private
3343rd QM
Truck Company
Army
Fremont County
Line Of Duty
Jun. 18, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "

  Valhusky, Arthur J.
          DFC PH ~ Pacific ~
          " Family Link Included "

Aviation
Machinist's Mate
Second Class
Navy
Fremont County
Missing In Action
Dec. 9, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Vinson, Raymond E.
          PH ~ Guam ~
          " Family Link Included "

Platoon
Sergeant
1st Prov.
Marine Brigade
Marines
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jul. 27, 1944
Mt. Hope
Cemetery
Lander, WY
" Yes "


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

  Wagon, Laverne
          PH ~ Luzon ~
          " Family Link Included "

Private
First Class
112th Infantry
Army
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Jun. 19, 1945
Sacajawea
Cemetery
Fort Washakie, WY
" Yes "

  Watt, Samuel V.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Yeoman
First Class
U.S.S. Zellers
Navy
Fremont County
Killed In Action
Apr. 15, 1945
Willow Grove
Cemetery
Buffalo, WY
" 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 ! "

            

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )