|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1908|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1942|
First husband of:
Martha Edna Webb.
(She later married Ivan V. Penzes).
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Elwood Soldier Is Killed "In Action"
War Department Communique Reports
One of the first names to be inscribed on Elwood's roll of honor--those men who have and will make the supreme sacrifice for their country in World War II--is that of 34-year-old Pfc. Eugene S. Bricker.
Word of Mr. Bricker's death "in action" was received here today by his mother, Mrs. Alfred Jones of near Elwood. In an official communique the adjutant general's office reported that Mrs. Jones' son was killed in action on Nov. 10. The message gave no further details.
Ironically enough the death message was delivered to Mrs. Jones on the thirty-fourth anniversary of her son's birthday. Members of the family revealed that Mr. Bricker had been stationed somewhere in England with a U. S. signal corps unit.
Mr. Bricker was inducted into the armed service May 15, 1942. He underwent basic training at Camp Crowder, Mo., and early in August his family received word that he had departed from continental United States. What may have been his last letter, was received here Oct. 19.
Mr. Bricker was born in Anderson and received most of his schooling there. Prior to going into service he was employed here as a baker at the Dietzen bakery on South A street. He was associated with the firm for about 14 years.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jones, a brother, Virgil of Daleville, a 13-year-old daughter, Patsy Ruth of Indianapolis, and his father, Charles Bricker of Anderson.
Martha Edna Webb Bricker Penzes (1914 - 1978)*
Plot: Add VI, Row 13
Maintained by: Spaceman Spiff
Originally Created by: amr
Record added: Apr 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26239064
R.I.P., cousin. Thank you for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.|
Added: May. 10, 2012