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S/Sgt William A Nydegger

S/Sgt William A Nydegger

Beatrice (Nebraska) High School - 1937

134th Infantry Regiment - Company C

William August Nydegger, son of Edward Earnest and Mary Ellen (Davis) Nydegger, was born in Carthage, Missouri on April 6, 1919. His family moved to Nebraska sometime during 1919 - 1920. He registered for the draft on October 16, 1940. His draft record lists him as 5' 10 1/2" tall, weighing 155 pounds, with blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He joined the Nebraska National Guard and was activate for Federal Service on December 23, 1940 at Beatrice, Nebraska. S/Sgt William A Nydegger was a Section Leader in Weapons Platoon, Company C, 134th Infantry Regiment. First reported missing, he was confirmed Killed in Action July 16, 1944 during the battle for St Lo, France. He is buried at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice, Nebraska, August 11, 1944

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