Graduated from Marietta High School
Engaged in June 1943, he became a cadet in the specialized training program unit at the University of NEBRASKA which is located in LINCOLN
Affected in the infantry and stationed in ALABAMA
His parents received a first telegram of his disappearance on 1 January 1945
On January 31, 1945 the War Department announced their death and that James was the recipient of the purple heart posthumously
His brothers Charles W and Henry L were also in the army
One was based in PANAMA and the other in PERCE (IRAN)
His sister Margaret M was also in the army. She had the rank of corporal in the unit of WAC (Women Army Corp)
James C and Margaret were able to meet again on a leave
Mr Brian DEAN was storing in his attic following the death of his wife.
He and his wife met 12 years ago.
During this arrangement he found in his wife's business a container that contained the Purple Heart of James T SUDER ....
The recipient of this medal was the brother of James, Charles W residing at Marietta. Inside the box he discovered a letter of condolence signed by the President of the United States Franklin D ROOSEVELT.
Brian does not know why his wife owned this medal ...
The nieces of James, Janet Agnew & Sandi Click won the medal
James SUDER's tombstone in East Lawn Memorial Park in Reno Washington County OHIO