|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2011|
Fred H. Wishard, 86
NOV. 23, 1924-APRIL 8, 2011
Fred Henry Wishard, 86, of Williamsport, Md., passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at Homewood at Williamsport.
Born Sunday, Nov. 23, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Fred Henry Wishard Sr. and the late Jennie Gordon Wishard.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army's 17th Airborne Division, where he served in the Battle of the Bulge, was wounded and became a P.O.W.
He was the distributor in Washington County for the Washington Post for 23 years. He was also a member of Evangel Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughter, Debra Mummert of Hagerstown; son, Lynn Douglas Wishard of Smithsburg, Md.; sister, Lovesse Snyder of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and former wife, Charlotte Wishard, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Vera Jean Wishard; brother, Donald Wishard; and sister, Mildred Holmgren.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown MD 21742, with Pastor Ron Faith officiating.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Interment will follow at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Union Rescue Mission, 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown MD 21740, or to Evangel Baptist Church, 17922 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown MD 21740.
Obituary published April 8, 2011
The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, MD
The Daily Mail
April 12, 1945
Pfc. Fred Wishard
Is Returned Home
Prisoner Of Nazis For
Three Months; Mother
Pfc. Fred Wishard, reported missing in action January 7, is back in the United States after having been a prisoner of the Germans three months, his mother, Mrs. Jennie E. Wishard, 419 Clarendon Avenue, was notified yesterday by telegram and letter from her son.
Word that the paratrooper arrived in the new cantonment hospital at Mitchel Field, Long Island, was the first she received since he had been reported missing.
"The first thing I want to know," Pfc. Wishard wrote, "how is everyone at home?" He explained that his buddies thought he was pretty lucky to get back to the States, adding that "I guess I am."
He revealed that he had been wounded, reporting in his letter that "my foot is getting better."
In the service two years, Pfc. Wishard was a member of the 17th Airborne Division. He trained at Camps Mackall and Forrest, and before entering the service was employed at Fairchild Aircraft.
Jennie Evers Gordon Wishard (1900 - 1965)
Vera Jean McAllister Wishard (1928 - 1962)*
Fred Henry Wishard (1924 - 2011)
Donald Gordon Wishard (1930 - 1999)*
Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Genealogy Nut
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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