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Sgt John Norman Simon
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1922
Port Edwards
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1944, Luxembourg

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John N. Simon
Dies in Action
In Luxembourg

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Sgt. John N. Simon, 22, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Simon, 741
Dewey street, was killed in action
in Luxembourg December 17, ac-
cording to a war department tele-
gram received by the parents
Thursday.
A rifleman in the infantry, Ser-
geant Simon was serving with the
Fourth division of the First army.
He was born in Port Edwards
September 5, 1922 and attend-
ed grade school there. After attend-
ing John Edwards high school as
a freshman, his parents moved to
Wisconsin Rapids, where he was
graduated from Lincoln high school
in 1940. He participated in foot-
ball and hockey at Lincoln high.
The Wisconsin Rapids soldier
was employed during a portion of
1941 as an announcer-operator at
WFHR and then went to Ripon col-
lege. He enlisted in the army while
attending Ripon December 29, 1942.
After receiving 15 months of train-
ing at Fort McClellan, Ala., Ser-
geant Simon went overseas, arriv-
ing in England July 8, 1944.
The sergeant served in France,
Belgium, Luxembourg and Ger-
many, reached the Seigfried line
September 20. He fought through-
out the severe Hurtgen forest cam-
paign. His parents last heard from
him in a letter datelined December
9.
In addition to his parents, Ser-
geant Simon is survived by two sis-
ters, Betsy, who is in cadet nurses'
training at St. Mary's, Milwaukee,
and Pat, who is a student at Lin-
coln high school.
--Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; Saturday, January 6, 1945 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Carl F. Simon (1894 - 1987)
  Elizabeth N. Nash Simon (1892 - 1973)
 
Inscription:
In memory of our son
Sgt. John N. Simon
Died at Battle of the Bulge
Buried in Hamm U.S. Military Cemetery, Luxemburg
 
Note: cenotaph.
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery *
Wisconsin Rapids
Wood County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: 16F
GPS (lat/lon): 44.40339, -89.79914
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Keith
Record added: Oct 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77866978
Sgt John Norman Simon
Added by: Keith
 
Sgt John Norman Simon
Added by: Keith
 
Sgt John Norman Simon
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Added by: Keith
 
 
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