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Pfc Martin Wiesman, Jr

Pfc Martin Wiesman, Jr 

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Martin Wiesman, Jr, son of Martin and Minnie May (Lamar) Wiesman, was born January 4, 1925 in Owensboro, Kentucky. He attended Owensboro Senior High School and registered for the draft on his birthday, January 4, 1943, at age 18 while still a student there. He was inducted into the Army March 29, 1943 at Evansville, Indiana. He served as a Rifleman in Company C, 137th Infantry Regiment and was wounded in action July 17, 1944 during the battle at St Lo, France. He returned to duty July 27, 1944 after recuperating from his wounds and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge August 15, 1944. Pfc Martin Wiesman, Jr was killed in action September 13, 1944 about 14 miles south of Nancy, France in the vicinity of the Moselle River. He is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France.

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