~Last update 3/25/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - B surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Baber, Lloyd William X    
Bailey, Eugene H. X    
Beenken, Alvin W. X    
Bennett, Edward Webster X    
Benson, Kenneth Lee X    
Beyer, Glenn Howard X X  
Bilharz, Kenneth Otto X    
Blake, Gordon A.      
Borchers, Frank D. X    
Boyd, Thomas      
Brooks, Carl W. X    
Brunhaver, Walter Junior X    
Burns, Owen Vincent X    

James D. Bachtell was born Mar. 15, 1922 to Earl C. and Sarah A. Bachtell. He died Mar. 4, 1945 and is buried in Grand View Cemetery, Greeley, IA. He was initially buried in the USAF Cemetery Guam #2 at Agat, Guam and returned to the U.S. in 1948.

Cpl. Bachtell served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and fought in Iowa Jima until wounded and evacuated to USN Base Hospital #18 on Guam where he died of his wounds.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald Matthew Betts was born Feb. 13, 1920 to Bartholomew Wesley “Bert" and Norine Marie Buchanan Betts. He died Nov. 5, 1943 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and has a cenotaph in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City, IA.

Petty Officer Betts served in World War II with the U.S. Navy in the Guadalcanal area and was MIA/KIA on board ship while at sea and was awarded the Purple Heart and Air Medal with Gold Star.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019

 

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