|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1944, Netherlands|
HERBERT P. URSCHEL technical sergeant who was killed in action during the paratroop invasion of Holland October 3, 1944, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action June l9, 1944 when he singlehandly stormed a machine gun nest which had pinned his platoon to the ground and killed the crew of five men with grenade and sub-machine-gun fire. During his participation in the Normandy invasion he had been wounded, then went into special training with the paratroopers and was in a glider outfit, second to land in Holland, at the time of his death.
Born in Wabash Sgt. Urschel, graduated from Wabash high School where he was a football player and prominent boxer. He was employed at the Container Corporation at the time he entered service. He had a total of eight years military service with the National Guard and the regular army before induction. He was a member of the First United Brethren Church. His widow, Mrs. Marjorie Kramer Urschel, Huntington, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Urschel, Wabash, survive.
Earl E. Urschel (1895 - 1973)
Edythe M. Huiet Urschel (1893 - 1985)
Dorothy E. Urschel Ramey (1915 - 2007)*
Herbert P Urschel (1919 - 1944)
Marguerite Marie Urschel Seifert (1921 - 2014)*
82nd Airborne Div.
Co. F 101st Glider Inf.
Holland Invasion 1944
Note: Date of interment - 26 January 1949.
Plot: Sec N, lot 81, sp 4
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Record added: Dec 20, 2012
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