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James R. Wells
Army
James
R.
Wells
DIVISION: Army,
533rd Battery 'A'
May 11, 1919 -
BIRTHPLACE: Chelsea, OK
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Sep 7, 1942 -
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Oct 29, 1948
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HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation

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I landed by ship in Casablanca, Morocco. I served in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sardinia, Italy, France, Germany and Austria. I served in the Africa Middle East Campaign and have 6 Battle Stars for the following: Naples - Foggio; Rome - Arno; Battle of the Bulge; Northern France; Central Europe; Rhineland. At the end of WWII, I had to re-enlist on 24 hour call and live within 15 miles of a Military Base. My base was Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio until my discharge on October 29, 1948. The picture is of the training camp, Alamagordo, New Mexico. From left to right: Robert Green (Louisiana), Lester Ellenberger (Nebraska), and James Wells (Missouri).

Alvin R. Wenger
Navy
Alvin
R.
Wenger
DIVISION: Navy
Apr 5, 1927 -
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Mar 5, 1945 -
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Jul 30, 1946
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HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation
Dale E. Wenger
Army
Dale
E.
Wenger
DIVISION: Army,
129th Infantry
Apr 19, 1926 - Jun 1, 1945
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
HIGHEST RANK: PFC
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Aug 8, 1944 -
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HONORED BY: Brother, Virgil Wenger

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Dale Wenger served in the infantry on New Guinea. He was killed on Luzon in one of the hardest fought battles in one of the valleys of Luzon. Honored by brother Virgil Wenger

KILLED IN ACTION
Delbert L. Wenger
Army Air Corps
Delbert
L.
Wenger
DIVISION: Army Air Corps,
1933 Engineer Aviation Utilities Company
Sep 10, 1920 - Jun 18, 2008
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Sep 21, 1942 -
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Nov 9, 1945
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HONORED BY: Wife Lorraine & Sons Anthony and Scott

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He spent his whole tour of duty at an airbase on the Hawaiian Islands.

Frank O. Wenger
Navy
Frank
O.
Wenger
DIVISION: Navy
SERVED: Dec 28, 1944 -
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HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation
Glenn Wenger
Army
Glenn
Wenger
DIVISION: Army,
101st Airborne Div. 501st Parachute Infantry
Jan 18, 1926 - Nov 23, 2004
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Aug 2, 1944 -
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Jun 24, 1946
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HONORED BY: Wife Jean Wenger, 6 Children, 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren

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Glenn was proud to serve his country, enlisting right after graduating from high school. He rarely spoke about his service years, many bittersweet memories as Glenn's only elder brother Allan was killed in action in the Philippines just 2 months after Glenn's enlistment. We children only found out about Dad's experience, when he opened up to his first grandson, who had asked for his help with a Social Studies report. Then we learned that he had trained at Camp Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas, as an infantryman and paratrooper. Later he was shipped out to Reims, France. After a few months in Europe, Glenn was hospitalized in France with yellow jaundice and was separated from his division. Dad commented that this illness probably 'saved his life'. His 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment was the first wave of reinforcements in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and there were heavy casualties. His post-war assignment was in the Army of Occupation in Berlin, Germany. He was a Corporal at his discharge from the Army in June, 1946. He returned home to marry Jean Meyer, his high school sweetheart. They built a wonderful life together successfully running the family farm and raising livestock near Powhattan, Kansas. He was actively involved with the American Legion, his church, his children's school and many other community activities. At every opportunity, he instilled a sense of patriotism, a strong work ethic and Christian morals in his children and grandchildren. He was a fine American and was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Harry V. Wenger
Army
Harry
V.
Wenger
DIVISION: Army,
820th MP Co.
Dec 14, 1918 - Nov 18, 2000
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Jun 23, 1941 -
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Jun 14, 2016
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HONORED BY: Wife Genevieve and Sons Eli and Eric
Ivan H. Wenger
Navy
Ivan
H.
Wenger
DIVISION: Navy
Jan 18, 1918 - Jul 9, 2007
BIRTHPLACE: Powhattan, KS
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Sep 22, 1943 -
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Mar 25, 1946
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HONORED BY: Children of Ivan Wenger
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Guildhall Address, London, June 12, 1945