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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

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
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
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: 
  Carl F. Simon (1894 - 1987)
  Elizabeth N. Nash Simon (1892 - 1973)
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.
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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