Cerro Gordo County

Pfc. Oliver Grant Sprau


Oliver Grant Sprau

Entered Service: November 27, 1943
Branch of Service: Infantry
Trained: Camp Fannin, Texas
  Camp Van Dorn, Miss.
Embarkation: August, 1944
Theatre of Operation: European
Engagements: Northern France, Battle of the Bulge, Central Germany, Rhineland
Awarded: Combat Infantry Badge, European Theatre Ribbon, Unit Presidential Citation, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Ribbon, 4 Campaign Stars
Returned to US: August 21, 1945
Discharged: Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri, October 22, 1945
Rank: Private First Class
Served: 23 months
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. (Lydia) Sprau
Wife: Evelyn M. Sprau

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 21 (photo included)