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Sgt Elmer A Ehlers

Sgt Elmer A Ehlers

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 20 Jan 1945 (aged 25–26)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 18 Grave 17
Memorial ID 56372183 · View Source
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Next of kin noted as Mr. Albert Ehlers.

Elmer served as a Sergeant, 36th Engineer Combat Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Illinois prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 11, 1941, prior to the war, in Peoria, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

Elmer was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Service # 36052110

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Elmer A. Ehlers (ASN: 36052110), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 2828th Engineer Combat Battalion, 36th Engineer Combat Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 20 January 1945. Sergeant Ehlers' intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 334 (1945)

Action Date: 20-Jan-45
Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant
Battalion: 2828th Engineer Combat Battalion
Regiment: 36th Engineer Combat Regiment

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56372183
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elmer A Ehlers (1919–20 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56372183, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .