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PFC Veryl Wilbert Diem
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1922
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 14, 1945, Germany

Private First Class Veryl Wilbert Diem served in M Company, 3rd Battalion, 386th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division.

Awarded with a Bronze Star Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.

PFC Veryl W. Diem attended 2 years of high school, had a semiskilled occupation in the production of bakery products and was married.

He entered the Service from Harrisburg county, Pennsylvania on 14 December 1942 as a Private and was sent to Camp Barkely, Texas, and thence to a camp in Louisiana for further basic training. He then applied for training as aviation cadet and had begun that training when a Army decision returned all surplus aviation cadet trainees to the infantry. He received training at Camp San Luis Obispo, Camp Mercury and Camp Cook, all in California. He went overseas and landed in France on March 6, of this year.
On February 15, he paid a flying visit of a half hour duration to his home, He was head dough mixer at the Wright Bakery in New Holland before entering the service.

He was awarded a Bronze Star medal (per General Order nr. 38, June 11, 1945) for meritious achievement in a military operation against an armed enemy of the United States on 14 April 1945, in Germany.

siblings:
Glen Roland Diem (brother)
Aubrey Bair Diem Sr. (brother)
Marian Ann (Rees) Diem (sister)
Eileen Edith (Diem) Diem (sister)
Vernon Paul Diem (sister)
Romaine Edma (Moore) Diem (sister)
Velmer C. Diem (brother) 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul W Diem (1902 - 1981)
  Edna D Diem (1900 - 1992)
 
 Siblings:
  Veryl Wilbert Diem (1922 - 1945)
  Glenn R Diem (1925 - 1975)*
  Aubrey Bear Diem (1927 - 1997)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
VERYL W. DIEM
PFC 386 INF 97 DIV
PENNSYLVANIA APR 14 1945
 
Burial:
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: A, Row 5, Grave 16
 
Maintained by: 307th Airborne Engineer ...
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56298197
PFC Veryl Wilbert Diem
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PFC Veryl Wilbert Diem
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PFC Veryl Wilbert Diem
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Family, or friends of this Private. I'm the adoptee of his grave in Margraten|Netherlands since november 2004. I would like to know more about Veryl. Please contact me.
- Margreth
 Added: Nov. 13, 2013

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 7, 2010
 
 
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