|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1921|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 1993|
First Sergeant Ahmer was originally from New York.
Sgt. Ahmer and I were the only men from New York at a remote Nike-Ajax Missle Site, near Fairfield-Suisun, California, known as Co. "D", 1st Missile Battalion, 61st Artilliary during the years 1959-60-61. This was the basis for a friendship that ended when I was discharged.
He told me when World War II started he was serving a term in prison for which he would never tell me why. He and many others were approached, in prison, by Army recruiters and offered release from prison if they would serve in the military for the duration of the war. He accepted their terms.
Sgt. Ahmer was stationed in Europe for the duration of the war. He was in the infantry and did participate in a great deal of action for which at times he would have flashbacks right during some of our discussions. Once he realized what was happening he had the ability to normalize his thoughts quickly.
He was forceful with his men and had an ability for realizing the unexpected. His planning was always several steps ahead of what was happening at the moment. Many young officers learned the hard way that he new what he was talking about.
I knew him as a great guy and would have served with him in any area.
Joyce Ann Ahmer (1947 - 2006)*
, US ARMY
Fort Mitchell National Cemetery
Plot: 10, 0, 116
Created by: Tom Morosco
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 263237