Skip to comments.Remembering Those Who Died Serving Our Country
Posted on 05/25/2020 3:13:06 PM PDT by Sasparilla
Private John Klopfenstein, our family member KIA in France in WWI. Born April 15, 1896 in Indiana. He was employed at the Brass Foundry in Sturgis, Michigan where he entered the US Army on 9/19/1917. He was sent to Camp Custer, Michigan & was assigned to Company D, 328th Machine Gun Battalion & transferred to Camp Merritt New Jersey. He was subsequently sent overseas to Company C, 18th Infantry, 1st Division. John was killed in action while serving his country on the battlefield 09/18/1918.
He was laid to rest at the The St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, located at the west edge of Thiacourt (Muethe-et Moselle) along with 4,152 brothers in arms lost at the Battle of St. Mihiel, an offensive that resulted in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient, a point where the German Army threatened Paris.
He was later moved back home to the family section in Huser Cemetery, near Berne, Indiana. It's been 102 years. We will never forget you.
My great-uncle, 1st LT Albert Jacob Johnson, KIA 5/24/45 in Burma.
Albert, the son of two Swedish immigrants, played for the Green Bay Packers for a time. He was doing some sort of football camp in Hawaii when Pearl Harbor was bombed. He left his football career, joined the Army Air Corps and became a fighter pilot. I don’t know how to post a pic, otherwise I would accompany this post with a pic.
May each of our departed comrades in arms rest eternally in the sheltering arms of THE SAVIOR.
All who served had some form of support be it parents and relatives, Rosey the riveter, old farmers, etc. Americans, the real one gave, some gave and some gave all. God Bless all of them, us, and those that remember. For our fallen, RIP. Lest We Forget.
Thank you, for sharing the story. All will be remembered.
I would ask all of you to remember in your prayers LCpl Jimmy McMurdo killed when his CAP unit was overrun in June 1967 and Lt. Spivey shot by a sniper about the same time and Maj Larry Bagwell, killed in a training crash near Black Star mountain in California in 1968 and Lt Bob Trigalet, killed when his helicopter collided with another helicopter over the DMZ in 1969.
They were friends of mine and I miss them.
Thanks for posting. (Prayer)
Thanks to all who have served, all who are serving and all who will serve in the future.
Some made it:
Uncle Bill - Omaha Beach 1st wave.
Uncle Frank - shot down in the Pacific, picked up by a carrier.
Uncle Al - Korea (army)
Uncle Cliff - Korea (army)
R.I.P. (all made it home) including...
Uncle Paul - Intel Turkey (still alive)
Moms brothers, the Warner Brothers
Uncle Loren - Merchant Marines (RIP) dads brother
Uncle John - Europe (army) (RIP) dads sisters hubby
James Durham (Vietnam) highschool friend
John Foldvary (Vietnam) highschool friend
Rick Rushlow (Vietnam) neighborhood youth friend
Pat McNamaras 2 older brothers (Vietnam). I coached youth baseball with him for 10 years. I never met his brothers.
Integrity beyond any person in government that I have ever met.
Every time I look at my kids and pictures of my dad and mom, I remember. Missing friends, people weve known, folks we worked with and those that we miss. I went to my granddaughters high school graduation Saturday and met a tincan sailor (Fletcher) class. Me, Im an old submarine sailor, he was a sonar tech. Served same time, different oceans. 60s/70s. I told my wife, go figure, we were on each side of his headset. One searching, one avoiding. Both of us chasing Ivan. The reason we have and had great soldiers is because God loves us. I pray he never quits. Stay safe all.
My great-uncle, youngest of 7 children, only son.
died Dec 29, 1944 at the Battle of Bulge
My great uncle was killed on the same day at the same battle.
John Franklin Kennedy. Yes JFK, but not that JFK.
Farmer from Texas drafted into the First World War and died doing his service!
My boarding school suitemate LCPL CLOYDE P_________, USMC - KIA the FIRST day he was in RVN.
MAY he RIP.
In memory of Chris and Mike, USMC and USArmy
Mote and Manoukian
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