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Cpl. Halbert D. Scharfenberg

Cpl Halbert D Scharfenberg

134th Infantry Regiment - Headquarters Company 1st Battalion

Halbert Daniel Scharfenberg, son of Peter and Albertine (Lucht) Scharfenberg, was born in Iowa on February 5, 1920. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo, Iowa in 1939 and registered for the draft July 1, 1941. At that time he worked for Rath's Packing Company in Waterloo. He was inducted into the Army in January 1942 and trained at Camp Roberts, California and Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served in Headquarters Company 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment and landed on Omaha Beach July 5, 1944. He was promoted from Private First Class to Corporal on August 12, 1944. Cpl Halbert D Scharfenberg was Killed in Action September 13, 1944 while the Regiment was patrolling the west bank of the Moselle River near Pont-Saint-Vincent, France. He is buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, Gladbrook, Iowa.

Cpl Halbert D Scharfenberg

Cpl. Scharfenberg with his nephew Dennis and niece Janet in Waterloo, Iowa

The Courier - Waterloo, Iowa - September 28. 1944

Thanks to Dennis Foggy, LTC U.S. Army (Ret) for these pictures. He is Cpl. Scharfenberg's nephew.

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