|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1918|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1944, France|
The News, Frederick, MD, September 16, 1944
STAFF SGT. EDWARD KOONTZ (SEILER), son of Ralph Koontz, Jefferson, died at an undisclosed hospital from wounds sustained in action in France on August 6, his father has been notified by the War Department. The telegram did not state the date of young Koontz's death, nor did it give any particulars concerning his wounds, but the family had previously been notified that he had been wounded.
Sgt. Koontz, aged 24 years, had been in the Army for about two years and overseas for a year. He was a member of the 678th Regiment, and has two brothers in the service, both of whom are overseas. Ralph Lee Koontz is with the Army in England, and Robert Koontz is stationed in Hawaii with the Army.
In addition to his parents, and the two brothers mentioned, he is survived by a number of other brothers and sisters. His grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Koontz, and an uncle, Frank Koontz, reside in Middletown.
The News, Frederick, MD, September 23, 1944
Relatives in this section have learned of the death of Staff Sgt. Edmond Koontz Seiler, of Baltimore, formerly of Jefferson, who died August 8 in a hospital in France of wounds suffered in action there two days earlier. Staff Sgt. Seiler had been in the service since July 15, 1942, and overseas since November, 1943. He had 14 months training at Camp Forrest, Tenn., and then was sent to Camp Phillips in Kansas. Before going across he had a 15day furlough which he spent with his stepfather and his mother, Mr. and Mrs. George Seiler, 1611 Clarskton street, Baltimore, with whom he had made his home before going into the Army.
The sergeant, who resided in Jefferson as a child, was 26 on his last birthday, March 28. He was attached to an air division.
In addition to his mother and stepfather, Staff Sgt. Seiler is survived by his father, Ralph Koontz, Jefferson; one brother, Charles Seiler, at home; his grandmothers, Mrs. Katherine Pearson, Braddock Heights and Mrs. Netty Koontz, of Middletown; two aunts, Mrs. Elizabeth Sementor, Frederick, and an uncle, Franklin Koontz, of Middletown.
Note: Entered the service from Maryland
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Manche
Maintained by: Cari Aiken
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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