CPT Henry Didama Wirsig

CPT Henry Didama Wirsig

Birth
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 17 Dec 1944 (aged 30)
Bastogne, Arrondissement de Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot H Row 7 Grave 46
Memorial ID 56286789 · View Source
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Captain Henry D. Wirsig, of Union, NJ (formerly of Elizabeth, NJ) died in Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Ninth Armored Division. At the time of his death, he was serving as acting mayor of Luxembourg.

Capt. Wirsig was born and raised in Syracuse, NY, and graduated from the University of Syracuse. He enlisted in 1942, leaving behind a chemical engineering position with Standard Oil Development Company. He had joined the company as a student intern in 1936.

He was a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps and began active duty as a lieutenant. At Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, in October 1942, he was promoted to Captain. He also trained in the California desert, Camp Cook (CA), Fort Knox (KY) and Camp Polk (LA).

Captain Wirsig was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, NJ. He married Mabel Dorothy Painter of Elizabeth, NJ, on April 5, 1940, and had two children, Kenneth and Jean.

He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Wirsig, and brother of Stanley S. Wirsig and Paul O. Wirsig.


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56286789
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Henry Didama Wirsig (Jun 1914–17 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56286789, citing Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .