|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1920|
|Death: ||Nov. 20, 1943|
US Marine Corps - Staff Sgt. - 2nd Tank Batt., 2nd Marine Division - Was listed as Missing in Action.
From the web site:
LUSCHE, CARROLL G. (June 2, 1920 - November 20, 1943) - [The Daily Telegram, April 13, 1944, pg. 1, col. 6]
Memorial services for Staff Sgt. Carroll Lusche, USMC, who was killed in the battle of Tarawa, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran church of which Rev. William Goede is pastor.
On Jan. 19 word was received here by his wife that Carroll was missing in action. Recently she received a telegram saying he was killed Nov. 20.
Staff Sergeant Lusche enlisted in the marines Dec. 7, 1939, and received his "boot" training at San Diego. He was assigned the battleship Oklahoma where he was the youngest marine gun captain.
He was a member of the Oklahoma crew when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Following the attack he volunteered for hauling ammunition at Hawaii and later was stationed at the base.
Last May he had his only furlough and in July was assigned new post. He had received six months of schooling at Camp Pendelton prior to his overseas July assignment.
Staff Sergeant Lusche was born June 2, 1920, and was graduated from Kramer high school in 1937. He worked on the farm until enlisting in the marines.
On Sept. 6, 1941, he married Marion Killion at San Francisco.
He is survived by his wife and small daughter Janet Kay, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lusche, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lusche.
From the web site:
Staff Sergeant Carroll Lusche was born on June 2, 1920, and was killed in the Battle of Tarawa on November 20, 1943. Carroll Lusche was a member of one of the oldest Platte County families, the great-grandson of Henry Lusche, one of the founders of Columbus who came here on May 29, 1856, the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Lusche, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lusche.
On September 6, 1941, Staff Sergeant Carroll Lusche was married to Marion Killion of Monroe, Nebraska, at San Francisco, California. They had one daughter, Janet Kay Lusche.
As a boy, Carroll lived with his parents on a farm in Columbus Township. He attended school in District 44, and finished grade school there. He entered Kramer High School in the fall of 1933, and was graduated with the class of 1937.
Carroll enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on December 7, 1939. He received his training in San Diego, and then was assigned to the battleship Oklahoma, where he had the distinction of being the youngest marine gun captain. He was a member of the Oklahoma crew when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Following the attack, he volunteered for the hauling of ammunition at Hawaii, and later was stationed at the base. In May, 1943, Staff Sergeant Carroll Lusche had his only furlough, and in July was assigned to a new post. He had received six months of schooling at Camp Pendleton prior to his overseas July assignment. He was killed in the Battle of Tarawa on November 20, 1944. Interment was made overseas.
Memorial services were held on Sunday, April 16, 1944, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bismark Township, with Reverend William Goede, pastor, officiating. Hartman Post No. 84 of the American Legion conducted the military service.
Carl G. Lusche (1892 - 1977)
Martha F. Schreiber Lusche (1895 - 1969)
Marian D. Killion Zobel (1920 - 2007)*
Carroll G Lusche (1920 - 1943)*
Carroll G. Lusche (1920 - 1943)
WW II - US Marine Corps
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Record added: Sep 20, 2007
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