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S/Sgt  John W Wiechmann

S/Sgt John W Wiechmann

134th Infantry Regiment - Company I

John William Wiechmann, son of Fred and Anna Wiechmann, was born December 13, 1913 in Otoe County, Nebraska. He was a member of the Nebraska National Guard and was mobilized for active duty with the Army December 23, 1940 at Lincoln, Nebraska. He married Adeline Gustason September 23, 1942 and the couple had a daughter, Joyce Lillian, born in 1943. He served as a Squad Leader in the Second Platoon, Company I, 134th Infantry Regiment and was stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, Camp San Luis Obispo, California, Camp Rucker, Alabama and Camp Butner, North Carolina before departing for the ETO. He arrived in England in May 1944 and was billeted in Cornwall until landing on Omaha Beach July 6, 1944. He was wounded in action by shrapnel July 22, 1944 during the battle at St Lo, France but remained on duty. S/Sgt John W Wiechmann was killed in action August 2, 1944 during the crossing of the Vire River in the vicinity of Torigni Sur Vire, France. He is buried at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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