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Corp Kenneth C. Ehrler
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1918
Elizabeth
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1945
Okinawa, Japan

Elizabeth Soldier Killed In Action In South Pacific Area

Elizabeth, Ill., April 30. - Corporal Kenneth Ehrler, 27, a member of the 184th infantry division somewhere in the south Pacific area, was killed in action April 8, according to information from the war department received by Juctice of the Peace A. R. Ehrler and his family Saturday. From the last three letter(s) received by his father, A. R. Ehrler, Corporal Ehrler had been ill and in the hospital from November until February. He had previously served on Leyte but in his most recent letter he had stated that he expected to go into action again before his letter would reach Elizabeth. Kenneth Ehrler was born March 4, 1918 at Elizabeth, the son of Archie R. and Julia Ehrler. He attended the Elizabeth schools, worked on a farm, and assisted his father in the operation of his shoe shop before entering the service March 19, 1941. His basic and preliminary training was at several camps in California and he left for an overseas area in the Pacific about two years ago. Surviving are his father, A. R. Ehrler, his step-mother, Mrs. Edna Ehrler, both of Elizabeth; three brothers, Laverle, of Canton, Ky., Marion, of Hanover and Pvt. Harry Ehrler in the European War theatre; and three sisters Miss Leona Ehrler, of Chicago, Mrs. Lester (Betty) Meyerhofer and Miss Mary Ehrler, both of Elizabeth. This is the fourth gold star on the Elizabeth honor roll, the former three being Richard Allen, Leland Kuhn and Alvin (Tony) Klepack. (Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, IL, Monday, April 30, 1945, p. 5, Col. 3)


Elizabeth Legion Has Military Rites For Returned Veteran

Elizabeth, Ill., April 1. - The body of Cpl. Kenneth C. Ehrler, who was killed in action on Okinawa, who was killed in action on Okinawa, April 8, 1945, arrived in Elizabeth by train late Thursday night. The Toms-Reusch-Allen post of the American Legion had charge as the body was removed to the Banwarth Memorial funeral chapel from the train. Funeral services were held at the chapel at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon with Rev. John M. Beck, pastor of the Elizabeth Methodist church, officiating. Burial was made in the Elizabeth cemetery with military honors by the veterans. (Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, IL, Friday, April 1, 1949, p. 18, Col. 6) 
 
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184 INF DIV
 
Burial:
Elizabeth City Cemetery
Elizabeth
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2011
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