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Pfc John E Bauer

Picture is from an August 15, 1943 group photo of Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment taken at Camp Rucker, Alabama

John Edward Bauer, the son of John Max and Rose Bauer, was born on September 23, 1943. Prior to the war he resided at 1820 S. Broadway, Leavenworth, Kansas and worked at Abernathy Furniture Company in Leavenworth. He registered for the draft on October 16, 1940 when he was 27 years old. His draft registration record describes him as having a light complexion with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Pfc John E. Bauer was a Scout in the First Platoon of Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment. He suffered shrapnel wounds on August 12, 1944 while the Regiment was fighting near Mortain, France. He developed a gangrene infection and died of his wounds 2 days later on August 14, 1944. He was originally buried at the Le-Chene-Guerin temporary military cemetery in France. He was later repatriated and is buried at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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