Pvt Homer Dempsey Wadlow

Pvt Homer Dempsey Wadlow

Missouri, USA
Death 16 Jan 1945 (aged 19)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
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Memorial ID 56376158 · View Source
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Homer's remains have been recovered and he is now interred in the Huff Cemetery, Chloride, Missouri.

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A "Rosette" was placed by his name here at Epinal to signify that his remains were recovered.

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Homer was not officially declared as being dead by the military until January 17, 1946, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.

Homer served as a Private, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Iron County, Missouri prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 18, 1944 at Jefferson Barrack's, Missouri. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in manufacturing and also as Single, without dependents.

Homer was first declared "Missing In Action" during the war. His remains were later recovered and his status was changed to "Killed In Action".

He was awarded the "Bronze Star" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 37638135

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56376158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Homer Dempsey Wadlow (6 Dec 1925–16 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56376158, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .