Black Hawk County

Lt. Lealan T. Buehrer


Ringside Seat in Philippines

Souvenirs taken off dead Japs and sent home by First Lt. L. H. Buehrer, stationed with the field artillery in the Philippines, had been received Monday by his brother, Lloyd Buehrer, 507 ½ Sycamore street.

“I’ve had a ringside seat on a mountainside these days,” he wrote, “and have seen seven Jap planes shot down, burning. It was a beautiful sight, just like watching a news reel. They all went down in about 20 minutes.

“I went through a knee mortar barrage,” his letter continued, “but so far haven’t a scratch. There are a lot of dead Japs to show for the fight.”

Lieutenant Buehrer, who took part in the Philippines invasion, has been overseas since August. Before enlisting in May, 1942, he was employed at the Rath Packing Co. His wife, Lucille, and son, Scott, 8, reside at 240 Maple street. His mother, Mrs. O. H. Buehrer, lives at 423 Reed street.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, November 27, 1944, Page 7


WE Wish to Thank Friends, Neighbors and Relatives for their sympathy cards and telephone calls on the death of our beloved husband, father, son and brother, Lt. Lee
Buehrer, who was killed in action Nov. 28th on Leyte.

Mrs. Lee Buehrer and Scott
Mrs. Emma Buehrer and family.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, January 07, 1945, Page 22

Memorial Service for Lt. Buehrer

Memorial services for First Lt. Lealan H. Buehrer will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in First Lutheran church with Rev. H. H. Diers, pastor, officiating.

Lieutenant Buehrer was killed in action Nov. 28 on Leyte island in the Philippines where he was serving with the infantry.

He is the son of Mrs. Emma Buehrer, of 423 Reed street, and his wife, Lucille, and son, Scott, reside at 240 Maple street.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Roy Gilfillan will sing “The Old Rugged Cross,” “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer,” and “Safe in the Arms of Jesus.” Members of the American Legion will present the colors and sound taps.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Thursday, February 01, 1945, Page 11


acknowledges receipt of Memorial Wreath for
Lt. Lealan T. Buehrer
who died in action on
Leyte, Nov. 28th, 1944.
by: Mrs. Lealan T. Buehrer and son, Richard Scott; Mrs. Emma Buehrer, Mr. and Ms. Lawrence J. Buehrer and daughter, Joyce; Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Stolte; Mr. Lloyd Beuhrer and son, Larry; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Stolte; Mr. and Mrs. John Stolte; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wiegert; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Shauger; Mr. and Mrs. George Jahnke; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Smith; Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hue; Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Ransom.

Rev. H. H. Diers, Sec’y-Treas. Tel. 2-0934
209 Maple St., Waterloo, Iowa.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, March 04, 1945, Page 26