*last update 4/1/2019

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - L surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Lyon, Russell      

Leon C. Lage was born June 28, 1922 to Fred and Katie M. Storjohan Lage. He died Mar. 20, 1945 and is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France.

Pvt. Lage served in World War II with the U.S. Army 68th Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division and was KIA in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Lester W. Landgrebe was born Jan. 6, 1912 to Martin and Bertha Albright Landgrebe. He died May 5, 1945 and is buried in Dysart Cemetery, Dysart, IA.

Pvt. Landgrebe served in World War II with the U.S. Army 7th Division and was KIA on Okinawa while engaged in repelling an attack by Japanese forces. He was with a gun crew forwarding ammunition when a bullet struck him, killing him instantly. He had served at Attu Alaska, Marshall Islands, Leyte Island Philippines and landed with the invasion force on Okinawa Apr. 1, 1945. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for exemplary conduct in action in the Territory of Hawaii May 11, 1944.

Source: ancestry.com


Orville John Langenwalter was born Oct. 31, 1917 to John and Emma Bress Langenwalter. He died Dec. 7, 1941 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 3, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Langenwalter served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Arizona (BB-39) and was MIA/FOD/KIA in the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Orville George Lockery was born June 19, 1924. His foster parents were Carl and Gladys Schrader Moyer. He died Mar. 13, 1945 and is buried in Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, IA. He was initially buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery, Iwo Jima.

Pvt. Lockery served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and was assigned as Automatic Rifleman (MOS746) in E Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He participated in combat operations on Iwo Jima until he was KIA.

Source: ancestry.com



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

 

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