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 Edgar Robert Fenstemacher

Edgar Robert Fenstemacher

Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Oct 1992 (aged 73)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Plot MB, 0, 69
Memorial ID 643251 · View Source
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Age: 73y 4m 20d

1894-1948 Fenstemacher, Ralph Edward
1899-1981 Rice, Ella Mae

MARRIAGE-1: 12/06/1941 Age 22y 6m 22d
1920-1970 Roof, Patricia Ann

Twin Daughters

MARRIAGE-2: 1963
Burton, Virginia M


[All articles: Provo, UT U.S.]

U. S. School Yearbooks: 1939, 1940
about Captain E R Fenstemacher

Name: Captain E R Fenstemacher
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1920
School: Clemson Agri. & Mech. College
School Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Yearbook Title: Taps
Year: 1939 pg 135, 194, 364
Year: 1940 pg 64*, 204, 378

[Pg 64: Directory of Graduates]


U. S. School Yearbooks: 1944
about Edgar R Fenstemacher

Name: Edgar R Fenstemacher
School: Fort Bragg
School Location: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Yearbook Title: Century 100 Infantry
Division Pictorial Yearbook
Year: 1944 pg 182


New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Edgar R Fenstemacher

Name: Edgar R Fenstemacher
Arrival Date: 28 Sep 1945
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Queen Mary

[Rank: Captain]


WWII & Korea
End Rank: US Army Lt. Col.


Per headstone.

U.S., Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957
about Edgar Fenstemacher

Name: Edgar Fenstemacher
Race: White
Home State: Michigan
Casualty Date: 16 Jul 1950
Casualty Country: South Korea
Casualty Type: Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Group: Returned to Duty (FECOM)
Branch: Infantry
Component: USA - RA (Reg Army)
Rank: Captain
Pay Grade: Captain
Previous Detail: Seriously wounded in action by missile
Disposed Date: 20 Sep 1950
Organization: In Div - 24th
Element Sequence: Cv Div Cav Regt Inf
Unit #: 0019
Service Occupation: 01524

The Stars and Stripes
Thursday, August 24, 1950
Pg 4, Col 5

"Four officers were named as recipients of the Silver Star in orders issued by the 24th Inf Div and 8th Army Hq in Korea.

Officers awarded the Silver Star are...:
Capt Edgar Fenstemacher, of Lexington, S.C. and Hudson, Mich., attached to 19th Inf Reg. Hq.

Disregarded Fire

Fenstemacher was cited for disregarding heavy enemy rifle and automatic weapons fire near the Kum River July 16 while directing his men."

The Morning Herald
Uniontown, PA
Wednesday, August 30, 1950
Pg 6, Col 2

Officer Cited by MacArthur

"Captain Edgar R Fenstemacher, a frequent visitor at the home of his aunt, Mrs. F.M. Van Dyke of 167 Scaright avenue, has been awarded the Silver Star, General MacArthur's headquarters announced recently.

Captain Fenstemacher risked his life in heavy enemy fire to evacuate his wounded, successfully saved his unit from almost certain annihilation, the citation reads in part.

His mother, Mrs. Ralph J. Fenstemacher of Hudson, Mich., recently returned to this country by plane from Japan where she visited Captain Fenstemacher's wife, Patricia, and his twin daughters."

Per headstone

Newspaper: The Stars and Stripes
Thurday, July 17, 1958
Pg 9, Col 5

The Army

"Lt. Col Edgar R Fenstemacher has taken the job of chief of 7th Army maintenance inspection teams, coming from duty with the 502d Inf of the 2d Abn Battle Gp."

U. S., Department of Veterans Affairs
BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
about Edgar Fenstemacher

Name: Edgar Fenstemacher
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 14 May 1919
Death Date: 4 Oct 1992
Branch 1: ARMY
Enlistment Date 1: 11 Nov 1940
Release Date 1: 14 Dec 1945
Branch 2: A
Enlistment Date 2: 7 Jan 1948
Release Date 2: 30 Nov 1967

U.S. Veterans Gravesites,

Name: Roland R Fenstemacher
Birth Date: 23 Jun 1918
Death Date: 24 Feb 1965
Service Start Date: 15 Dec 1949
Interment Date: 2 Mar 1965
Cemetery: Golden Gate National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA 94066
Buried At: Section 2c Site 5395-B
Source Information:



EDGAR ROBERT FENSTEMACHER, age 73, died on October 4, 1992, at North Florida Regional Hospital, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida.

He was born on May 14, 1919, in Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, the son of Ralph Edward Fenstemacher, Sr. and Ella Mae Rice.

He was a resident of Lake City, Columbia County, FL, and was survived by his wife, Virginia M. Burton Fenstemacher.

Disposition at Forest Meadows Crematory, Gainesville, FL.

Informant - Mrs. Fenstemacher.


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