Plymouth County

T/5 Virgil J. Meyer


~Photo was published LeMars Globe-Post, March 18, 1943
"Virgil Meyer-has been in the army since November, 1942, and was stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, when this picture was received."



Virgil J. Meyer was born 22 December 1922, at Andover, Day County, South Dakota, to Edward G. and Anna M. (Mack) Meyer. Siblings are Raymond, Marian, Ronald, and Shirley.

The family moved to LeMars in 1923, where he grew up and carried newspapers, later working at the grocery store there. He graduated 1939 from LeMars Central High School. The family moved to Sioux City in the fall of 1942, and he went to work for A & P Grocery.

Virgil was inducted into the U.S. Army, 8 November 1942, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He attended camps at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Dessert in Arizona on AL, Fort Leonardwood, Missouri, and Camp Forest, Tennessee. Virgil was sent overseas to Ireland, 5 December 1943, where he spent five months. He arrived in Normandy on the 7th of June, with the 8th Infantry Division, Headquarters Battery, 43rd Field Artillery. Worked their way through Northern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.

Virgil was discharged at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming, on 23 October 1945.

He married Muriel Catherine Winterringer, 18 May 1948, at Salix. They met the night the Tomba Ballroom opened. Their first date was the night, Lawrence Welk played there. They have two daughters, Charlotte Kay and Carol Jean.

Virg likes to watch baseball, football, and basketball. He bowled in a league for ten years. His wife, Muriel, died.

Submitted by his sister-in-law, Betty Winterringer.