Wyomingites

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 Goshen 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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Goshen County had a total of:

" 34 "

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

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Goshen 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 Report:  " Goshen County, Wyoming "

"Multiple" links at the National Archives
were used for the " Navy, Marines, and 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 Goshen 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 Goshen County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers 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 ]

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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 "

  Anderson, Marlyn B.
          BS PH ~ New Guinea ~

Private
First Class
126th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Missing In Action
November 28, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Archibald, Walter L.
          N/A ~ Europe ~
          " Family Link Included "

Technician
Fifth Grade
4263rd QM
Truck Company
Army
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
February 24, 1945
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" 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 "

  Bandemer, Harold W.
          PH ~ Pearl Harbor ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. California
Navy
Goshen County
Killed In Action
December 7, 1941
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Burk, Darrell M.
          PH ~ Austria ~
          " Family Link Included "

Second
Lieutenant
725th Bomber Squadron
451st Bomber Group
Air Force
Goshen County
Killed In Action
February 7, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, 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 "

  Carter, LeRoy B.
          BS PH+ ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
38th Infantry Regiment
2nd Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
April 2, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "

  Carter, Martin H.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
First Class
194th Tank Battalion
Army
Goshen County
Died While POW
October 2, 1942
Walnut Hill
Cemetery
Council Bluffs, IA
" Yes "

  Collins, Glen D.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Stormes
Navy
Goshen County
Killed In Action
May 25, 1945
Forest Lawn
Cemetery
Morrill, NE
" 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 "

  Dicken, Marion U.
          PH ~ Pacific ~ N/A

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Laffey
Navy
Goshen County
Missing In Action
November 13, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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

Last Names starting with " F " ~ " 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 "

  Glover, Grout G., Jr.
          N/A ~ unknown ~ N/A

Second
Lieutenant
Army
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
July 11, 1944
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Groves, Robert L.
          PH ~ Italy ~

Private
120th Eng. Battalion
45th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Missing In Action
May 23, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" 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 "

  Harriman, Lloyd D.
          N/A ~ unknown ~ N/A

Private
First Class
689th Ordnance
Company
Army
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
March 31, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Harshfield, Lawrence C.
          N/A ~ unknown ~ N/A

Private
First Class
Air Force
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
October 14, 1944
Fort Laramie
Cemetery
Fort Laramie, WY
" Yes "

  Hawkins, Fred C.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
60th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
August 2, 1944
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  Hirsch, Leonard H.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~ N/A

Fire
Controlman
Third Class
U.S.S. Monaghan
Navy
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
December 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Hutsell, Frank C.
          PH ~ France ~

Private
115th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
August 8, 1944
Brittany
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " 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 "

  Johnson, Edwin R.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Fire
Controlman
First Class
U.S.S. Hazelwood
Navy
Goshen County
Killed In Action
April 29, 1945
Fort McPherson
National Cemetery
Maxwell, NE
" Yes "

  Jones, Buddy A.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
126th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
May 29, 1945
Hillcrest
Cemetery
Lingle, WY
" Yes "

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 "

  Larez, Tony M.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
128th Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
May 9, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Lopez, Frank T.
          AM PH ~ Europe ~

Staff
Sergeant
508th Bomber Squadron
351st Bomber Group
Air Force
Goshen County
Killed In Action
May 23, 1944
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" 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 "

  Moss, Shirley L.
          AM+ PH ~ Germany ~

Staff
Sergeant
359th Bomber Squadron
303rd Bomber Group
Air Force
Goshen County
Killed In Action
November 21, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "

  Mullock, Clarence J.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
32nd Infantry Regiment
7th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Died Of Wounds
May 23, 1944
Wheatland
Cemetery
Wheatland, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " 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 "

  Osborne, Francis W.
          PH ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
547th A.A.A.
Battalion
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
April 8, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, 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 "

  Parish, Kenneth R.
          PH ~ unknown ~ N/A

Private
First Class
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
April, 1945
Cemetery /
Memorial
" Not Found "
" Yes "

  Patterson, Wayne E.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
22nd Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
August 6, 1944
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Pietsch, Carter A.
          BS PH ~ Pacific ~

Private
First Class
5307th Composite
Unit
Army
Goshen County
Missing In Action
March 7, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

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 "

  Robbins, Ernest W.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Electrician's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Ard-15
Navy
Goshen County
Killed In Action
September 19, 1944
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

  Roll, Ralph G.
          PH ~ Tarawa ~

Private
First Class
2nd Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
Marines
Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Killed In Action
November 20, 1943
Lusk
Cemetery
Lusk, 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 "

  Sandercock, Theophilus G.
          BS+ PH ~ Belgium ~

Sergeant
327th Glider Infantry
101st Airborne Division
Army
Goshen County
Missing In Action
December 21, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Schwartzkopf, Richard E.
          BS+ PH ~ Germany ~

Sergeant
398th Infantry Regiment
100th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Missing In Action
April 8, 1945
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  See, Francis M.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Technician
Fourth Grade
40th Cavalry Recon.
40th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Line Of Duty
April 7, 1943
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Stoeger, Cleo R.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
March 26, 1945
Mitchell
Cemetery
Mitchell, NE
" Yes "

  Stout, Robert F.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Major
Marines
Fort Laramie
Line Of Duty
March 4, 1945
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, 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 "

  Thieman, Lloyd W.
          PH ~ Europe ~

Sergeant
120th Infantry Regiment
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
November 26, 1944
Valley View
Cemetery
Torrington, WY
" Yes "

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

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " 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 "

  Woodson, Lewis F.
          PH ~ Luxembourg ~

Private
First Class
12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Army
Goshen County
Killed In Action
December 18, 1944
Fair View
Cemetery
Roanoke, VA
" 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 )