WWII Casualties from Fayette County


2nd Lt. Alfred R. Ehlers, Jr.

10 Aug 1923 - 22 Feb 1945

68th Tank Btn, 6th Armored Div.

Son of Alfred & Exa Ehlers; attended La Grange High School & Texas A&M

Entered Army 1944; trained at Officer Candidate School, KY; served in France; killed in action at Fischback, Germany; awarded Purple Heart

La Grange City Cemetery

Pvt. Joseph P. Trlicek

29 May 1919 - 25 May1942

Son of J. F. Trlicek, La Grange

Entered Army 1941; trained in TX, KY, & LA; served in Philipines; killed in action on Luzon; died at Camp O'Donnell, Phillipine Islands

La Grange City Cemetery

Capt. Alfred Walter Fischer

Dec 20, 1918 - Oct 7, 1944

Son of August Fischer; attended La Grange High School

Entered Air Force 1942; served in England; killed in action; awarded Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Memorial at La Grange City Cemetery

PFC Alfred F. Oppermann

9 Feb 1911 - 12 Sep 1944

La Grange City Cemetery

Phlete August Hoch

24 Feb 1917 - 21 Feb 1944

PHM 2C US Navy

La Grange City Cemetery

2nd Lt. Otto T. Willrich

12 Jan 1923 -17 Aug 1944
35th Infantry Division, 3rd Army

Son of Otto T. and Anna Willrich, La Grange

Killed in Action in France
Buried at La Grange City Cemetery


Sgt. Loris L. Thompson

369 Infantry

4 Nov 1921 - 18 Jul 1945

La Grange Black City Cemetery

Sgt. Edgar H. Mueller

8 Aug 1918 - 27 Nov 1943

Nephew of Fritz Mueller, Route 2, La Grange; attended Halsted School

Entered Army 1941; trained in CA & MS; served in North Africa; killed on a troop transport sunk in the European Theater of War

Memorial at Rutersville Cemetery

Pvt. Johnnie C. Oeltjendiers

27 Dec 1922 - 11 Apr 1945

305 Inf 77 Inf Div

Son of August Oeltjendiers, La Grange

Entered Army 1944; trained in Arkansa; served in AP; killed in action in Zamomi Shima; awarded 3 Battle Stars & Purple Heart

Trinity Hill Lutheran Cemetery

Article on reinterment rites

Veterans' cemetery photos are courtesy of the Fayette Heritage Archives & Museum.
Some information and most veterans' photos came from The Men and Women in World War II from Fayette County
compiled under the direction of Judge Ed Janecka and printed by Schulenburg Printing & Office Supplies in 1995.

If you would like to contribute a photograph or obituary of a veteran from Fayette County
who died while serving our country, please contact Rox Ann Johnson.


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