|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 1945|
From the web site:
Corporal Robert Greisen was born on October 8, 1922, at Humphrey, Nebraska, and was killed in action on Iwo Jima on February 26, 1945. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilger Greisen of St. Anthony's community in Burrows Township, near Humphrey, Nebraska, and the grandson of Henry Greisen, one of the early pioneers in the St. Anthony community.
Corporal Greisen had three brothers and four sisters, namely, Arthur, Norman, and Harry Greisen, Mrs. Adolph Liebig, Jr., Anna Marie, Geraldine, and Mary Jean Greisen.
Robert attended school at District 60 in Burrows Township. After finishing grammar school, he worked with his father on the farm until he entered the service on August 5, 1942. He served in the United States Marine Corps, where he had the rank of corporal.
In January, 1943, after sixteen months of training, he went to the South Pacific area, where he participated in the battles of Bougainville, Guam, and last at Iwo Jima, where he was killed in action on February 26, 1945.
He was buried overseas.
Memorial services for Corporal Robert H. Greisen were held at 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 2, 1945, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Burrows Township, with Reverend Ernest Halemba officiating.
Hilger Greisen (1896 - 1974)
Josephine W. Wegener Greisen (1895 - 1969)
Note: Entered the service from Nebraska
Maintained by: Loren Bender
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56109282
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