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Wallace Strobel
Army
Wallace
Strobel
DIVISION: Army,
101st Airborne
Jun 28, 1922 - Aug 28, 1999
BIRTHPLACE: Saginaw, Michigan
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Sep 1, 1940 -
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HONORED BY: Josephine Strobel and family

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Wallace Strobel was born on June 5, 1922 and grew up in Saginaw, Michigan; the son of Carl and Elizabeth Strobel. After graduation from Arthur Hill High School, Wallace enlisted in the National Guard and consequently the United States Army. He served as a first lieutenant in the 'Screaming Eagles', the 101st Airborne Division. Lt. Strobel also served as company liaison during the invasion of Holland, parachuting into France in the early morning hours of D-Day and later serving in Bastogne, Belgium, during The Battle of the Bulge. He returned to Saginaw at the end of the war and founded, with his brother, the Carl-Wal Market. He married Josephine Grant in 1946. She survives him. He became president of Central Warehouse Company in 1947, a position he held until 1999. Mr. Strobel was a founder and served on the Board of Directors of the First State Bank of Saginaw. He served as county chairman of the Republican party and had a lifelong interest in politics. Wallace Strobel was for many years a civilian participant of The Naval War College and The Army War College. Wallace Strobel is survived by his wife, Josephine and his three children, Susan S. Waters of Ellicott City, MD; Sarah S. King of Saginaw, MI; and John F. Strobel of Westport, Conn; and six grandchildren. The picture displayed shows General Eisenhower talking to the troops before D-Day. Lt. Strobel is in the center of the picture next to General Eisenhower.

Elwood M. Strom
Army
Elwood
M.
Strom
DIVISION: Army,
102nd Evac. Hosp.
Mar 24, 1918 -
BIRTHPLACE: Dwight, Kansas
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Dec 8, 1942 -
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Dec 8, 1945
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HONORED BY: Children Katharind and Byron
Malcom Strom
Army
Malcom
Strom
DIVISION: Army,
102 Evacuation Hospital
Mar 24, 1918 -
BIRTHPLACE: Dwight, KS
HIGHEST RANK: 1st Lieutenant
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Dec 7, 1941 -
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Dec 8, 1945
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HONORED BY: Ike's Soldiers and the Eisenhower Foundation

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Malcom was born near Dwight, KS. He graduated from Dwight Rural High School in 1935 and went on to study agriculture; agronomy, crops, and soils at Kansas State University. After college, he started working the the USDA soil conservation in South Dakota.

He received his draft notice to report to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on December 7th, 1941. He quit his job and returned home to Kansas to enjoy Thanksgiving with his family. On the bus from Topeka to Fort Leavenworth, the new soldiers were notified that Pearl Harbor had been attacked. 'It was kind of remarkable, I thought, that I was being brought into the Army on that very day that the war began.' He served as a Medical Administrative in the 102 Evacuation Hospital. After the war ended, they were still helping with casualties, so the soldiers had the opportunity to travel around Europe. He returned home and was discharged in New York City on December 8, 1945.

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Clyde A. Stroman
Army
Clyde
A.
Stroman
DIVISION: Army
Nov 7, 2027 -
BIRTHPLACE: Worthing, SD
HIGHEST RANK: SGT
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: 1946 -
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1946
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HONORED BY: His son and daughter in law.

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Drafted into the Army. Served in the Pacific, with most noteable service on Okinawa. I believe he was stationed in Korea for a while after the war.

Marvin M. Strunk
Army
Marvin
M.
Strunk
DIVISION: Army
Dec 31, 1921 - Apr 22, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Abilene, Kansas
HIGHEST RANK: 1st Lt.
THEATER OF OPERATION: American
SERVED: Aug 21, 1942 -
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HONORED BY: daughters, Marla Jo, Marvel Jean and Mariln Jayne

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Marvin M. Strunk enlisted at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Strunk was an Aviation Cadet with the 392 Observation Training Program. He trained at various Air Corps bases in Texas and Liberal, Kansas. This gave him the military occupation of pilot, very heavy bomber-B 24, B 29. Following honorable discharge February 7, 1944, from the Aviation Cadet, he was enlisted Februrary 8, 1944, as 1st Lt. Marvin M. Strunk stationed with the Air Corps 2517th AAF Base Unit Ellington Field Texas. The war ended and he returned to Dickinson County, Kansas, following an honorable discharge on March 25, 1946. He remained in the Air Corps Reserve for two years.

Melvin J. Strunk
Army Air Corps
Melvin
J.
Strunk
DIVISION: Army Air Corps,
447th Bomb Group: Eighth Air Force
Oct 21, 1923 - Apr 13, 2013
BIRTHPLACE: Abilene, Kansas
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Dec 11, 1942 -
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Sep 12, 1945
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HONORED BY: Marie Strunk

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Melvin John Strunk enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Fort Riley, Kansas, December 11, 1942. Melvin was inducted at the Wyandotte County Courthouse February 25, 1943 at the age of 19. He traveled by train, his first train ride, from his home in Abilene to Kansas City. He was sent to Jefferson Barracks for basic training. They had coal-burning stoves; they were allotted one bucket of coal per day. He remembers the shoes he was issued did not fit. Wooden rifles were used for the 'manual of arms' training. He was sent to Michigan State University where the cadets attended classes from 7AM until 10PM, 7 days a week. Melvin received 19 hours of college credit and was paid $21 per month. He was there till July of 1943. At San Antonio Classification Center, Melvin was given a battery of tests for 7 days. He qualified for the three categories - pilot, navigator, and bombardier. Because there was such a backlog of cadets wanting pilot school, Melvin opted for navigator school. Melvin was sent to Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. His pay increased to $75 per month. He received his silver navigator wings and was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the Army Air Force on March 18, 1944. His pay increased to $220; plus a clothing allowance ($150 month pay; $75 flying pay; and $21 subsistence). He was transferred to Ardmore, OK for transitional training, combat and crew training before leaving for overseas duty. On May 29, 1944, Lt. Strunk was sent to Kearney Army Air Field in Kearney, Nebraska. A new B-17 had been flown from Seattle, Washington by two WASPS. On May 31, Melvin and crew flew to Bangor, Maine, Gander, Newfoundland and landed in Wales, United Kingdom, then by train to Rattlesden. On June 26, 1944, he was assigned to the 447th Bomb Group, 709th Squadron, 8th Air Force. Not enough planes were available, so he waited till July 12, 1944, to fly his first mission to Munich, Germany. Melvin flew 35 missions in 100 days, all before he was 21 years old. He flew 248 combat hours. He was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, three bronze stars for the European Theatre Ribbon, Presidential Citation, and the French Diplome for the liberation of Normandy. Melvin returned to the United States on the U.S.S. Westpoint, zigzagging all the way across the Atlantic, landing at Newport News, Virginia. He returned to Ft. Leavenworth on November 20, 1944 for reassignment. Strunk was sent to the AAAF Distribution Center, Santa Ana, California. On January 6, 1945, he was sent to Navigation Instructor's School at Ellington Field, Texas. On April 12, 1945, he was sent to Pilot's School at Chickasha, Oklahoma, then to Mission, Texas. By September 12, 1945, the war was over, and Melvin was discharged at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, and he returned home to Abilene by train.

Harry S. Stuart Jr
Army
Harry
S.
Stuart
Jr
DIVISION: Army
Sep 12, 1925 - May 14, 1978
BIRTHPLACE: Chapman, Kansas
HIGHEST RANK: PFC
THEATER OF OPERATION: Other
SERVED: Jan 13, 1944 -
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HONORED BY: Dickinson Historical Society and Heritage Museum and the Eisenhower Foundation

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No actual service information is available for Harry S. Sampson, Jr. He registered October 20, 1943, in Abilene, Dickinson County, Kansas, and enlisted in the Army on Jan. 13, 1944, in Leavenworth, Kansas. His enlistment record states Harry S. Sampson's enlistment was the standard, "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law." Harry S. Sampson completed 3 years of high school before his enlistment date. The following was listed next to Occupation: "Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles." Harry was a brother to Ike's Soldiers veteran Eber Price Sampson.

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Gail E. Stubbs
Army
Gail
E.
Stubbs
DIVISION: Army,
32nd Bomber Squadron 301st Bomber Group
Jan 3, 1919 - Sep 10, 1944
BIRTHPLACE: Grainfield, Kansas
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Jan 20, 1941 -
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HONORED BY: Brother Houston & Newphews John & Keith Stubbs & Gail & Craig Parrish

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First Lieutenant Gail E. Stubbs of Grainfield, Kansas, was killed in action on September 10, 1944, while flying Aircraft Commander of B-17 No. 44-6353. Stubbs served in the 32nd Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, Heavy of the 15th Air Force. The mission was against oil refineries and industrial targets in the area of Vienna, Austria. Stubbs was the first man from Gove County, Kansas to enter the armed service under the Selective Service Act of 1940; he was a volunteer. He was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on January 20, 1941. Stubbs' service record includes: 1) January 29, 1941- Service Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas. 2) October 1, 1941-Advanced to Corporal while on maneuvers-Greenwood, Louisiana. 3) March 19, 1942-Promoted to Sergeant. 4) September 1, 1942-Advanced to Staff Sergeant and transferred to the Armored Field Artillery. 5) November 14, 1942-Left Fort Riley for Army Air Force Classifications Center, Nashville, Tennessee. 6) January 31, 1943-Entered Pilot Pre-flight School, Aviation Cadet Class 43-1, Maxwell Field, Alabama. 7) April 3, 1943-Appointed Corporal, Army Air Forces (Pilot); transferred to Camden, South Carolina. 8) May 29, 1943-Completed primary flight training at Southern Aviation School, Camden South Carolina. 9) June 2, 1943-Basic Training at Shaw Field, Sumter, South Carolina. 10) August 1, 1943-Twin engine Advanced Training, Class 43-1, Turner Field, Albany, Georgia. 11) October 1, 1943-Received Silver Wings; commissioned Second Lieutenant of the Army Air Force. 12) October 13, 1943-Attended Officers B-17 Training at Hendricks Field, Sebring, Florida. 13) December 24, 1943-Transferred to the 18th Replacement Wing Army Air Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. 14) February 9, 1944-Transferred to Sioux City, Iowa Army Air Base as B-17 Pilot. 15) April 18, 1944-Last furlough home to Grainfield, Kansas. 16) April 28, 1944-Transferred to Kearney Air Base, Kearney, Nebraska. 17) May, 1944-Transferred to an air base (unknown) on the U.S. east coast and later sent oversea. 18) June 9, 1944-Last correspondence sent to family from unknown location near Oran, Africa. 19) June 12, 1944-Transferred to Lucera Airdrome, Italy. 20) September 10, 1944-On his 26th mission, Gail E. Stubbs was killed in action on a mission near Vienna, Austria. Prior to his death, he was promoted to First Lieutenant (date unknown). Following the war, his remains were returned to the U.S. Army Air Forces and buried in the Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France. A memorial marker in his name is located at the Grainfield Cemetery, Grainfield, Kansas. Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross with Bronze Oak Leaf; Air Medal with two Bronze Oak Leaves, Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf; American Campaign Medal; European Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; Army Good Conduct Medal with a two knot bar; WWII Victory Medal.

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