Clayton County

Cpl. Carl J. Kriesler




Carl Kriesler Knocks Out Enemy Machine Guns

Guttenburg, Ia. - Special:  The headquarters of an engineer battalion has cited Pvt. Carl Kriesler, of Guttenberg, for outstanding performance under fire in France.

While acting as lead scout, Pvt. Kriesler was cut off from the rest of this squad.  He knocked out two enemy machine gunners unassisted and then returned 100 yards to the rest of his squad.

After leading them to their objective, he made another trip back under fire to recover a heavy machine gun.

Pvt. Kriesler, son of Mrs. Merle Kriesler, of Guttenburg, was promoted to a corporal technician on July 13.

Source: Dubuque Telegraph Herald, July 29, 1944, pg. 5