|Birth: ||Jun. 1, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1944, Belgium|
Ewing was the oldest of three children. He was born at his grandparents home due to bad weather and flooding. He grew up in Ada, Oklahoma. His father was also Ewing so they called him Sonny. He earned his eagle in the Boy Scouting Program. He played the cornet in high school and often played taps at military services in his home town.
He was drafted on 27 July 1943 and became part of Company E, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division. He was a runner or messenger for Company E and he died 16 December 1944 in the first few hours of the Battle of the Bulge. Because of enemy advancement his remains were not recovered at the time of his death. After the war the Army deemed his remains as unrecoverable. He was listed on tablets of the missing at Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium. (There is now a bronze rosette next to his name signafying he is no longer missing) His family put a stone over an empty grave at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, OK, it read...
In memory of
Ewing E Fidler
1 June 1925
16 December 1944
Killed in Action
Battle of the Bulge
His remains were located on 1 June 2001 by two Belgiums working with the MIA Project. They were returned to his brother Chuck who had him intured at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada. He was intured on 8 June 2002. Ewing Sr. told Chuck, "Someday you'll find your brother, bring him home".
Ewing F. Fidler (1900 - 1971)
Artie E. Fidler (1900 - 1958)
Note: To learn more about PFC Fidler and the MIA Project you can read The Dead of Winter by Bill Warnock.
Created by: Concetta
Record added: Jan 19, 2009
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