*last update 2/8/2024

Military Involvement


Servicemen - L surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Lesch, Joseph F. X    
Liljidahl, Ralph      
Lutz, Wilbur L. X    

John Bruce Liljedahl was born May 20, 1919 to John Mauritz and Irene E. Liljedahl. He died Dec. 26, 1991 and is buried in Essex Cemetery, Essex, IA. 

John served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying a B-24 bomber in the Pacific Theatre. He earned four air medals and the Distinguished Unit Citation.

Source: ancestry.com 

Frank H. Longmeyer, Jr. was born May 4, 1925 to Frank H. (Sr.) and Emma Florence Balis Longmeyer. He died Mar. 12, 1945 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Missouri Valley, IA.

Pvt. Longmeyer served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps 27th Regiment, 5th Division and was KIA in combat operations on Iwo Jima.

Source: ancestry.com

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Apr 2019; updated Feb 2024




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