|Birth: ||May 10, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1945, Belgium|
From the St. Paul Phonograph-Herald, January 7, 2015, regarding the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, in which 19,000 Americans lost their lives:
Pvt Marvin Townsend, 23, of St. Paul was killed on January 12, 1945 in what was to become known as the Battle of the Bulge, on the biggest and bloodiest battles of the war.
Townsend was born near St. Paul to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Townsend and grew up on the family farm. He attended country school and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1938. Townsend assisted his father on the farm and prior to his induction into the Army he worked at the Ordnance Plant in Grand Island.
He was inducted into the Army on June 22, 1944...landed in France, via Omaha Beach, the day before Christmas...killed in action in Belgium on January 12th....
Besides his parents, he was survived by his sister, Evelyn (Mrs. Allan) Rasmussen of Cotesfield, and three brothers, Sgt. Howard Townsend, who was serving in Italy and Darold and Warren at home....
His body would be returned to his family a few years later and he is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, next to his parents.
Andrew Townsend (1880 - 1953)
Carrie Schow Townsend (1891 - 1980)
Evelyn D. Townsend Rasmussen (1914 - 2001)*
Orville Townsend (1916 - 1916)*
Marvin L Townsend (1921 - 1945)
Warren L. Townsend (1928 - 2011)**
Created by: LF
Record added: Aug 06, 2009
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