*last update 3/23/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - W surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Wise, Richard Derious X    

Vernard Oren Wetrich was born Jan. 12, 1917 to Oren Arthur and Gertrude Ethel Heichel Wetrich. He died Dec. 7, 1941 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 2, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii and at the USS Utah Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Wetrich served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Utah (BB-31) and was MIA/FOD/KIA in the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Hugh Eldon Wright was born Jan. 17, 1912 to Lloyd Everett and Virgie Lola Meacham Wright. He died Dec. 20, 1944, was buried at sea, and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and has a cenotaph in Winterset City Cemetery, Winterset, IA.

Petty Officer Wright served in World War II with the U.S. Naval Air Corps Bomb Squadron 151 which departed from West Field, Tinian Island, the Marianas to participate in a search reconnaissance and bombing flight. During a bombing run on the airstrip on Woleai Island, the Carolinas, the plane crashed into the sea after being hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire. He was MIA/FOD/KIA in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com



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

 

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