|Birth: ||May 8, 1913|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1942, Papua New Guinea|
Met Death In New Guinea
Pfc. Victor L. Michels, 29, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Michels,
Marshfield, R. 3.
excerpt from Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune January 25, 1943
12 Wood County Hero Dead En Route Home For Burial
Remains of 12 Wood county soldiers who lost their lives in the Pacific theater during World war II are being returned to this country aboard a funeral transport scheduled to dock at San Francisco today. Of the 4,459 bodies on the ship, 181 are destined for interment in their native Wisconsin soil. They are being repatriated from temporary military cemeteries in New Guinea and the Philippines.
Four of the 21 Wood county hero dead are from Wisconsin Rapids. They are:
Sgt. Jack H. Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell R. Matthews, 511 Fourteenth avenue north.
S/Sgt Eugene W. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Smith, 320 Twelfth avenue south.
Pvt. Fred A. Baumbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baumbach, Route 5.
Pfc. Chester S. Secosh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cichosz, Route 2.
Others from the county whose remains are being returned to their home communities for burial are Pfc. Matthew E. Stempinski, Star route, Nekoosa; S/Sgt. Joseph P. Bayerl, Route 1, Milladore, and six Marshfield soldier dead--Cpl. Cornelius J. Lange, Pfc. Terry C. Markee, Pfc. Victor L. Michels, Sgt. Donald E. Reese, 1st Sgt. Reuben J. Steger and S/Sgt. Paul F. Zettler.
The bodies of two Stevens Point soldiers are abroad the ship scheduled to arrive at San Francisco today. They are Pvt. Leonard J. Cisewski and T/4 John E. Hintz.
--Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune June 1, 1948
Who died in the service
of his country at
Note: obit courtesy of #46903714.
Corpus Christi Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Front east (right) side; Row 1.
Created by: Keith
Record added: May 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90614736
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