WWII Casualties from Fayette County


Pfc. Lee Roy Best

Son of Lee Roy Best, Route 3, Flatonia; attended Spring Prairie School

Entered Army 1942; trained in CA, FL, WI, & IN; served in Germany; awarded Victory, ET Ribbons and GCM; killed in prison camp, 1945 in Germany

Pfc. Alfred C. E. Harbers

Son of Otto G. Harbers, Plum; attended Plum & Rutersvillle Schools

Entered Army 1944; trained in TX, CA, & WA; served in USA & Japan; killed in action May 30, 1945

S/Sgt Atlan R. Hengst

Son of Charles F. Hengst, La Grange; attended La Grange High School

Entered Army 1943; trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served in Europe; awarded Purple Heart, Combat Inf. Badge, GCM, ET Ribbon, 3 Battle Stars and Pres. Dit.; wounded in France, 1944; died of wounds in Montagne, France, October 28, 1944

Pfc. Peter D. Meyer

Son of Willie D. Meyer, Fayetteville; husband of Leonide Myesse; attended Fayetteville High School

Entered Army 1942; trained in TX, CA, & NJ; served in Europe; awarded ET Ribbon, GCM, Pres. Cit., 3 Battle Stars, Com. Inf. Badge & Purple Heart; killed in action in France, 1944

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Information and 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 newspaper article or a photograph of a veteran from Fayette County
who died while serving our country, please contact Rox Ann Johnson.


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