Greene County

Sgt. Howard Wessling




These Iowans, like the many carried here in previous Honor Roll listings, have given their lives for their country. Each one was either killed in actual combat or died in prison camp. The fourth line beneath each photograph indicates the war area in which the Iowan was serving. Additional pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, February 6, 1944  (photo included)

Howard Wessling was born Nov. 18, 1917 to Willard J. and Bertha Nora Strait Wessling. He died Nov. 4, 1943 and is buried in Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, CA.

Sgt. Wessling served in World War II with the U.S. Army Battery A, 185th Field Artillery Battalion, 34th Division and was KIA in Italy.