Cerro Gordo County

Pfc. Lowell F. Gaetzke


Lowell Francis Graetzke

Entered Service: April 19, 1943
Branch: Army, Field Artillery
Trained: North and South Camp Hood, Texas
  Texas A&M, Bryan Station, Texas
  Pasadena Jr College, Pasadena, Calif.
  Camp Roberts, California
  Fort Lewis, Washington
  Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Embarkation: December 1, 1944
Theatre of Operation European
Engagements: Rhineland
  Central Europe
Awarded: American Theatre Ribbon
  European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon
  Good Conduct Medal
Returned to U.S. March 26, 1946
Discharged: Camp McCoy, Wisconsin
  March 31, 1946
Rank: Private First Class
Served: 35 1/2 months
Mother: Mrs. Erwin Langlitz

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 11 (photo included)