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Max William Getz
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1922
Grace
Caribou County
Idaho, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 2012
Cedar City
Iron County
Utah, USA

Max was born in Grace, Idaho, spent his youth and went to school in Brigham City, Utah. Married the love of his life, Merna Jean Guymon Getz November 22, 1950 in Las Vegas, NV and was sealed November 1957 in the St. George LDS Temple. Max took care of his Mom and 3 sisters when their Dad was away working, his sisters: Merle, Elaine, and DeEsta loved him with all their heart. He was a great son and was a best friend with his Dad, Fredrick William Getz. Max worked in the Cedar City, Utah area and bought his home there.

"Max Getz joined the US Army and left for training January 1943. He was assigned to the 823rd Tank Destroyers Battalion, Company B. Basic training in Bowie, TX and completed training at FT Hood, TX. He started advanced unit training 12 June 1943 at Camp Calaiborne, LA. On 15 September 1943 the unit began maneuvers with the 3rd Army in LA. The 823rd TD was ready for combat! They arrived at Newport Harbor, England then boarded a train to Hertfordshire and then moved to Hertford. At this time the Battalion was attached to the 30th Infantry Div. The 823rd TD Battalion. The 823rd entered Germany the first time around 7 October 1944 prior to the Battle of the Bulge, which started on 16 Dec 1944.
Max received the the Bronz Star awarded on 16 November 1944 for his action performed on 11 October 1944 - 14 October 1944; he also received the Silver Star awarded on 12 June, 1945 for his action on 26 March 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart when he was wounded on 27 March 1945 near the Rhine River in Germany. His wounds were critical and he was transported to Madigan Army Hospital Tacoma, WA. The war ended with Germany 7 May 1945." by David H. Getz

His funeral was 25 August 2012. Max will always be loved by his immediate and extended family! What a great man - not only for his serve to America but the way he worked and helped and loved his wife and children and siblings and their families! He never talked about the war until his nephew put together the above story toward the end of Max's life.

Children:
Guy Max Getz
Jeanne Getz Rushton
Jay Lynn Getz
 
 
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 Parents:
  Fredrick William Getz (1896 - 1965)
  Anna Charlotte McIntire Getz (1902 - 1995)
 
 Spouse:
  Merna Jean Guymon Getz (1930 - 1998)
 
 Siblings:
  Merle R. Getz (1921 - 2007)*
  Max William Getz (1922 - 2012)
  DeEsta Getz Young (1927 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar City Cemetery
Cedar City
Iron County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: P. Amidon
Record added: Aug 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114898926
Max William Getz
Added by: P. Amidon
 
Max William Getz
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