Gustav F. SCHWEIGER

SCHWEIGER Gustav F
NUMBER OF SERVICE37120145
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH26 december 1919
ETATGrand Island, Hall County, NEBRASKA
FAMILY

Parent: Gustav Morris & Mathilda SIERCKS SCHWEIGER

Siblings: Earle W., Half Siblings & Lafayette Christopher

 
RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTIONSquad Leader
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT-
 COMPANYCompany I
REGIMENT  36th Armored Infantry Regiment
DIVISION  3rd Armored Division
DATE OF DEATH15 august 1944SCHWEIGER Gustav F tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHRanes
CEMETERY

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of Gorron N°3527

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CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E43
DECORATION

Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster

Silver Star

Purple Heart 

World War II Victory Medal

 

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victory medal

 

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STORY
SCHWEIGER Gustav F stele

S/Sgt. Gustav F. Schweiger, 24, veteran member of an armored infantry regiment in France and holder of the Bronze Star, has been reported missing in action since Aug. 15, accordinging to a war department telegram received yesterday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schwieger, 1519 West Division street.

A letter written by Sgt. Schwieger on Aug. 7 revealed that he had suffered burns of the hands during an artillery barrage but did not disclose the seriousness of his injuries. Sgt. Schweiger won his Bronze Star on June 30, three days after the fall of Cherbourg and on the day American troops were breaking through the last resistance on Cap de la Hague. It was on June 30 that the Americans launched the first attacks in the direction of St. Lo., the key communications center which fell 18 days later.

Born and reared in Grand Island, he attended the public schools here and was employed at the American Crystal Sugar factory before entering the service Nov. 7, 1941.

He went overseas in August, 1943, and was stationed in England before the invasion of Normandy. Two brother, Earl and Frederick, and a sister, Mary Ann, live in Grand Island.

A half-brother, Ervin, is in Portland, Ore.


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