More info on a 540th'er

Al Schutte sent this to me this weekend. It's always great to hear more info on the members of the 540th Combat Engineers.




Herman J. Dewald

Private First Class

U.S. Army

540th Engineer Regiment



Entered the Service from: Cincinnati, OH on October 13th 1942

Born: 1910 in Kentucky

Resident of Ft Thomas, KY

Died: March 1, 1944

Buried at: Plot D Row 8 Grave 14

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Nettuno, Italy

Awards: Purple Heart


>From the Cincinnati Enquirer March 27th 1944



>From Fort Thomas Is Killed In

Action In Italy – Formerly

With Cincinnati Firm


Mr. and Mrs. Peter DeWald, 139 Sergeant Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY, were

informed yesterday that their son, Private First Class Herman J. DeWald was

killed in action in Italy March 1st.


Private DeWald was inducted in the Army October 27th 1942. He had been

overseas for 11 months.


Educated at St. Thomas grade school, Fort Thomas, he was with the Ever Seal

Company, Cincinnati, before entering the Army.


Besides his parents, Private DeWald, who was 34 years old, is survived by

two brothers, George, Cincinnati, and Andrew, Fort Thomas, and two sisters,

Mary and Mrs. Harry March, Fort Thomas.

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"

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