Adams County

S/Sgt. Edwin A. Burkhalter




The Wm. Burkhalter family, in the Mercer Center neighborhood, received the sad news Sunday, that their son and brother, S. Sgt. Edwin A. Burkhalter, was missing in action January 1, 1945, on the Western Front in Germany. The word came from the War Department to Edwin’s wife who lives in Des Moines and relayed to the family in Adams County. Sgt. Burkhalter was with the 7th Army and has been in service since February 15, 1941. He went overseas last October.

Source: Adams County Free Press, Corning, Iowa, Thursday, January 25, 1945, Page 1