Scott County

Capt Sheldon O. Suess



Captain Sheldon O. Suess served in the United States Army with Company F of the 136th Infantry, 33rd Infantry Division He was killed in action April 11th, 1945 at Luzon. He was interred at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines, Plot D, Row 13, Grave 130. Capt. Suess was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross. His citations reads:

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sheldon O. Suess (0-422463), Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 136th Infantry Regiment, 33d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 9 to 11 April 1945. Captain Suess' outstanding leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 33d Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, U.S. Forces-Pacific, General Orders No. 127 (1945)