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Tanner, Frank Fred


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:22:08

Tanner, Frank Fred

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37694942

Born: Nov. 16, 1915

Parents: Clarence and Lilly Tanner

Entered Army: Apr 9, 1944, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Fannin, TX

Left for Overseas: Fort Meade, MD on Oct 13, 1944; arrived Glasgow, Scotland. Assigned 44th, 7th Army

Sent to Front: Oct. 21, 1944, with 44th, 7th Army

Engagements: Battle of the Bulge, Rhineland, Central Europe

Medals-Ribbons: EAME with 2 Battle Stars, Good Conduct, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Victory

Returned to US: LeHavre, France, Jun 15, 1945; arrived New York, on Jun 21, 1945

Discharged: Camp Robinson, AR on Oct 30, 1945

Rating: Cpl

Months in Service: In US, 10; overseas, 8

Was a prisoner of war in Germany from Nov 28, 1944 to Apr 25, 1945.

Present Occupation: Employee Midwest Lumber Co.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: He is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. Buried next to him is Alice K. Briggs Tanner, possibly his wife, b. 1918. Buckingham Cem can be viewed online.


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