Mitchell County

Sgt. Walter Dieterich




MISSING IN ACTION --Sgt. Walter Dieterich of St. Ansgar, is reported missing in action, in Belgium since Dec. 18. He participated in the invasion of France, was wounded June 14, hospitalized in England and was awarded the purple heart. He was with an infantry division of the 2nd army under General Hodges. In the service 3 years, overseas one year.

Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, January 12, 1945 (photo included)

Notes About N.E. Iowans in the Service

ST. ANSGAR—Sgt. Walter Dieterich has been honorably discharged from the Army.  He has been in the service three years, much of that time overseas. He was a prisoner of the Germans several months.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, October 17, 1945

Walter Luverne Dieterich was born Feb. 21, 1906 to Heinrich Christian and Ida Maria Treichel Dieterich. He died Jan. 22, 1977 and is buried in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Mitchell County, IA.