Carroll County

S/Sgt. Wilbur Singsank




Wilbur Singsank Released After 3 Years Duty

S/Sgt. Wilbur Singsank is home from Fort Sheridan, Ill., with a discharge from the army on 109 points. He went into the service June 6, 1942, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and was sent overseas four months later.

Serving with Co. M., 175th Infantry, 29th Division, he was in the First Army until after landing in Normandy on D-Day. He was then transferred to the Ninth Army. He was a section sergeant in heavy mortar.

His discharge papers show that he took part in battles and campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.

S/Sgt. Singsank, who was over’s nearly three years, was wound in action in France June 19, 1944, and again on the 30th of the same month. He has the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf cluster.

His other decorations are: European – African – Middle Eastern theater ribbons with four bronze stars: bronze arrowhead for the D-day invasion; Expert Infantryman badge; Combat Infantryman badge; Bronze Star medal with one Oak Leaf cluster, and Good Conduct medal. He has six overseas service bars and one service stripe.

Singsank, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Singsank of Carroll, expects to resume work at the Fareway Store. He received his discharge Oct. 4 and came home Friday night.

Source: Carroll Times-Herald, October 8, 1945 (photo included)