|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1944, Germany|
HAROLD DEVON RUDICEL 22, sergeant in the U.S. Army, was killed in action in France Dec 19, 1944 when he went to the aid of his wounded lead scout as their squad moved forward to join their platoon when ordered to take a German road block. Shot as he neared the scout, Sgt. Rudicel died instantly.
His parents Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Rudicel, Wabash, were informed. Born in Wabash Sept 29, 1922, he was graduated from Wabash High School and attended business school in Fort Wayne. He entered service Dec 5, 1942.
OBITUARY - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN)
TO RETURN BODY OF HAROLD RUDICEL HERE FOR BURIAL
The body of Sgt. Harold Devon Rudicel, 22, is being returned to this country aboard the U.S. Army transport Barney Kirschbaum, from St. Avold National Cemetery, France.
Young Rudicel, the son of Alvah and Esther (Cox) Rudicel, Wabash, was killed in Germany three days after the Battle of the Bulge. According to information received by his parents after his death, he had gone to the aid of his wounded lead scout as their squad moved forward to join their platoon when ordered to take a German road block.
At first he was buried in Germany by the Germans and later his body was moved to the National Cemetery at Avold.
Sgt. Rudicel entered the service on Dec. 5, 1942 and received his training at Camp Chaffee, Ark., after which he took special training for nine months at the University of Delaware. He was shipped overses on Oct. 12, 1944 to France, was attached to the nineteenth armored infantry battalion, fourteenth armored division. The outfit was with the Seventh Army at the time Sgt. Rudicel was killed on Dec. 19, 1944.
The decedent was born in Wabash Sept. 29, 1922, attended Wabash schools and was graduated from Wabash High School in 1939. He attended business college in Fort Wayne for two years and was employed with his father before entering the service.
His parents are the only survivors.
The Hoover-Miner Funeral Home will arrange services, which will be military, when the body arrives in Wabash. The funeral home will be notified about five days before the actual arrival. #Burial will be in Falls Cemetery.
Alvah L Rudicel (1900 - 1962)
Esther M Cox Rudicel (1902 - 1986)
Harold Devon Rudicel (1922 - 1944)
Janet D Rudicel (1923 - 1940)*
Note: Date of interment - 25 January 1949.
Falls Memorial Gardens
Plot: Sec K, lot 71, sp 3
Created by: Friends of Falls Cemeter...
Record added: Jan 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46953725
Thanks for Your Service to our country So that we might have freedom Harold was the Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandson of David & Amelia Ann Hamilton Stoops my 2nd Great Grandparents|
Lynn Stoops Chapel
Added: Apr. 22, 2014
Thank you for your sacrifice|
Wabash County Military
Added: Dec. 26, 2013
God Bless You and thank you for your great sacrifice for our country.|
Judy McKibben Willis
Added: Sep. 6, 2010
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