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Lt Russell J Aurentz, Jr
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Birth: 1923
Death: Jan. 20, 1945

The remains of Second Lt. Russell J. Aurentz, Jr., 21, late of 429 South 12th Street, who lost his life in the Mediterranean area on January 20, 1945, while serving as a navigator with the U.S. Army Air Force, arrived here at noon today in preparation for reburial. Lt. Aurentz, a graduate of Lebanon High School in 1941, was serving with the 15th U.S. Air Force when death occurred in Italy. He was a student at Lebanon Valley College, and had completed his second year in the premedical course there when he entered the service on July 16, 1943. He embarked for overseas service in October 1944 after a period of training at San Marcos, Texas, following the receipt of his officer's commission at San Antonio. Lt. Aurentz, was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Church, the Y.M.C.A. and the Phalanx Club of the "Y." He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Aurentz, of 429 South Twelfth Street; a sister Christine, wife of Harold A. Haucke, Cleona, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, Lebanon. [Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon County, Pa., Thursday November 18, 1948 page 47] 
 
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 Parents:
  Russell J Aurentz (1899 - 1968)
  Violet M Bell Aurentz (1900 - 1977)
 
Inscription:
U.S.A. 15th A. F.
 
Burial:
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section L
 
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Jul 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39557326
Lt Russell J Aurentz, Jr
Added by: Bruce Speck
 
Lt Russell J Aurentz, Jr
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Lt Russell J Aurentz, Jr
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