LAST UPDATE: July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017
The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Niobrara 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.~ For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
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.
Also please note: The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Niobrara 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.
And Remember This:
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 " HEROS " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !
No matter how they died or what medals they were awarded ....
" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !
Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:
" Janice Hollandsworth "~ For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" ShaneO "
AM = Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )
BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
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 in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )
DSM = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility to any member of the military )
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 or killed in action )
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 United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )
PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
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 )
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 shown on online memorial
Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.
n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available
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 during cleanup operations.
( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )
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