Plymouth County

Sgt. Alphonse Ludwig

Born 12 Apr 1916
Died 10 Sep 1944


Our Neighbors in the Service

Remsen, Iowa --- Private First Class Alphonse Ludwig left for Camp Barkeley, Texas, after spending a 10 day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ludwig.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 5, 1943

NEWS of the BOYS in the SERVICE

Al Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ludwig, returned to Camp Barkeley after a 13-day furlough in the home of his parents.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 25, 1943

Pfc. Alphonse Ludwig returned Thursday to duty at Fort Dix, N.J., after a 13-day furlough in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ludwig, of LeMars.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, January 31, 1944


Gave Life Fighting On French Soil On Sept. 10

Sgt. Alphonse T. Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ludwig, who live near LeMars, was killed in action fighting on French soil on September 10, according to a telegram received here from the War Department.

The telegram came to the Ludwig farm last night and was stuck under the door as the family was not at home. They found the tragic news this morning.

Sgt. Ludwig was born on April 12, 1916, and entered the service on March 23, 1944. He received his training at Camp Barkeley, Shreveport, and Fort Dix. He went to France the day after D-day.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Esther Ludwig, and four brothers, Joe, Herb, Norman and Clarence.

A memorial mass will be read at 9:30 Monday morning at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens. Father Henry Karhoff officiating.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, September 28, 1944