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PFC Verlyn William Ebert

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PFC Verlyn William Ebert

  • Birth 15 Nov 1923 Nasonville, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Death 26 Mar 1945 Germany
  • Burial Arpin, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Lot 39 Block 2, marker only
  • Memorial ID 67810849

PFC. VERLYN W. EBERT

Arpin - Memorial services were held last Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran church here for Pfc. Verlyn William Ebert, 21, who was killed in action on the Rhine river in Germany on March 26. The American Legion participated and the Rev. Wiliam C. Hagebusch preached the sermon. Verlyn Ebert was born at Nasonville in Wood county November 15, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ebert, who now reside at Arpin. He married June A. Stoflet on February 12, 1944, and prior to entering the service May 22, 1944, he was employed in trucking milk to Junction City. Prior Ebert received his training at Camp Hood, Texas, and Camp Butner, N.C., and arrived in France in January of this year. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two sistes, Mrs. Norbert Shupe of Auburndale and Miss Evelyn Ebert at home. (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Monday, July 2, 1945, p. 2, Col. 4)


Letter Tells Of Death of Verlyn Ebert

Mrs. June Ebert of Marshfield has received a letter describing the death of her husband, Pfc. Verlyn Ebert, in action in Germany March 26. The letter was written to the widow by one of Verlyn Eberts' buddies. Private Ebert was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ebert of Arpin. Excerpts of the letter written to Private Ebert's widow follow: "We were together until March 25, when we made the spearhead across the Rhine river. We were to make a dawn attack across the river on the morning of March 26. We were loaded into landing barges, 14 men to a boat. I was on boat No. 8, and he (Ebert) was on No. 9. We started across to make the attack at 2 a.m. We were about half way across, when the Germans opened up on us with everything they had. We were helpless, for we couldn't fire back at them. The boat he was on received a direct hit, exploded, and killed every man that was on it. He was killed right out, and his body sank. He didn't suffer one bit. So you see why he was reported missing until his body was found. His body was recovered from the Rhine April 21. He and the rest of the men were buried in a cemetery over here. I don't know just exactly where it is. He had a military burial along with the rest." Mrs. Ebert had also received a communication from Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, informing her that her husband has been awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. (Servicemens Digest of the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Wednesday, July 4, 1945, p. 2, Col. 6)


See also the memorial record & burial location overseas, for Pvt. Verlyn William Ebert.
He was also honored along with Robert Francis Wunrow, by being the namesake of the Arpin, WI, American Legion, Ebert-Wunrow Post 475.


Inscription

IN MEMORY OF
VERLYN W EBERT
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
NOV 15 1923 - MAR 26 1945
PURPLE HEART


IN MEMORY OF
VERLYN W EBERT
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
NOV 15 1923 - MAR 26 1945
PURPLE HEART

Gravesite Details This is a Cenotaph memorial marker.

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  • Created by: mokennehan
  • Added: 2 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67810849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Verlyn William Ebert (15 Nov 1923–26 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67810849, citing Arpin Cemetery, Arpin, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by mokennehan (contributor 47119719) .