*last update 1/19/2022

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - W surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
Wagner, Winferd Leroy     X
Waltemeyer, Harold E.     X
Watson, Homer L. X    
Whigham, Clifford Leon X    
White, Vincent   X  
Whitmore, Max Lorraine X    
Willard, Wendell M.      
Wilson, Clair      
Wolfe, Paul Wilson X    

Clarence Howard Walker was born Apr. 11, 1916 to Christopher W. and Lucy B. Walker. He died June 13, 2002 and is buried in Saint Peters Lutheran Cemetery, Riceville, IA.

Clarence served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


John Patrick Murphy Walkup was born Nov. 8, 1922 to Hazel and Edward Murphy and adopted by John Earl and Mary Ann Freese Walkup. He died Oct. 30, 1944 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Walkup served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) and was MIA/KIA near Leyte during a kamikaze attack. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


Grady Claud Ward was born Mar. 5, 1916 to Claud W. and Millie M. West Ward. He died Oct. 10, 2006 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA.

Grady served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


James Joseph Ward was born Mar. 24, 1922 to Albert Edwin and Velma Julia Drennan Ward. He died Nov. 8, 1943 and is buried in Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman, IA. He was initially buried in USAF Cemetery, Cape Torikina, Bougainville and returned to the U.S. in 1948.

Pvt. Ward served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and participated in combat operations on Bougainville until KIA.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert Earl Weatherly was born June 1, 1921 to Earl T. and Minnie C. Webert Weatherly. He died Nov. 15, 1998 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA.

Robert served in World War II with the U.S. Army Aviation Engineer Battalion.

Source: ancestry.com


John William Weir was born Nov. 30, 1915 to John and Lillian Mae Weir. He died Sept. 8, 1944 and is buried in Epinal American Cemetery, Dinoze, France.

Pvt. Weir served in World War II with the U.S. Army 33rd Engineer Battalion, 7th Armored Division and was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Sources: ancestry.com; abmc.gov


Lloyd H. Wheeldon was born Jan. 8, 1919 to William Cicero and Beulah M. Wheeldon. He died Jan. 11, 1949 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA.

Pvt. Wheeldon served in World War II with the U.S. Army 19th Ordnance Company and died when the jeep he was driving went out of control and swerved off the road.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert John White was born Feb. 9, 1916 to Harry and Lena Mary Miller White. He died Jan. 6, 2005 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Harrison, Arkansas.

Cpl. White served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald James Wilkening was born Mar. 28, 1926 to Raymond O. and Angeline Wilhelmina Wilkening. He died June 19, 1945 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, State Center, IA.

Pvt. Wilkening served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps as an automatic rifleman (MOS 746) in K Co, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division and was KIA in combat operations on Okinawa.

Source: ancestry.com


Dwight Verl Wilkening was born July 27, 1921 to Henry C. and Hazel Arnold Wilkening. He died Apr. 15, 1986 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA.

Dwight served with the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Merle Everet Wilkening was born July 19, 1919 to Chris and Alida Pfantz Wilkening. He died Oct. 29, 1919 and is buried in Colo Cemetery, Colo, IA.

Merle served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Melvin William Wilkey was born Aug. 15, 1917 to Henry David and Erma Luella Willey. He died June 20, 2010 and is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO.

LCDR Walker served with the U.S. Naval Air Corps.

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Myrl Henry Wilkey was born Sept. 9, 1919 to Henry David and Erma Luella Wilkey. He died Mar. 6, 2005 and is buried in Hillside Cemetery, State Center, IA.

Myrl served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 90th Bomb Group, stationed in the Philippines and New Guinea.

Source: ancestry.com


Roy Winfield Willard was born Dec. 25, 1908 to Edward F. and Amelia Victoria Dinkens Willard. He died May 30, 1944 and is buried in Vienna Cemetery, Marshall County, IA.

Pvt. Willard served in World War II with the U.S. Army 133rd Infantry, 34th “Red Bull” Division and was WIA in Italy and died a few hours later in a field hospital. He was initially buried in a military cemetery at Nettuno, Italy.

Source: ancestry.com


Richard Calvin Wilson was born Aug. 24, 1923 to George B. and Lora Blanche Burkheimer Wilson. He died Nov. 2, 1943 and is memorialized at the Courts of the Missing, Court 2, Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Wilson served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Mustin (DD-413) and was MIA.

Source: ancestry.com


John William Wood was born Mar. 12, 1901 to John H. and Georgia Etta Shoemaker Wood. He died Aug. 22, 1975 and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley, ID.

Pvt. Wood served in World War II with the U.S. Army.

Source: ancestry.com


Merle Jean Wood was born Nov. 26, 1923 to John W. and Ethel B. Mahoney Wood. He died Mar. 6, 1991 and is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Marshalltown, IA.

Merle served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Delmar Woodward was born July 30, 1920 to Arthur and Elsie Bullock Woodward.

Delmar served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Raymond Earl Wormley was born Apr. 11, 1920 to George M. and Bernice C. Trout Wormley. He died Apr. 13, 1997 and is buried in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso, TX.

SMSgt. Gormley served with the U.S Army Air Corps in World War II and Korea.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar & Aug 2019; updated Feb, May, Jul & Sep 2020; updated May 2021; updated Jan 2022 by L. Ziemann

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