Deceased WWII Veterans
from Fayette County

Cpl . Nolan O. F. Kalich

22 Dec 1914 - 3 Dec 1943

Son of Bertha Ladewig and Stefan Kalich

131 Field Arty, 36 Inf Div

Salem Memorial Cemetery, Freyburg

Schulenburg Sticker
12 Nov 1948

Reinterment services for Cpl. Nolan Kalich were held from the Freyburg Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 6, at 3:00 p.m., with Rev. Oliver Harms of Houston and Rev. H. A. Traugott of La Grange in charge of the services.

Cpl. Kalich was born in the Freyburg section on December 22, 1914, as the son of Mrs. St. Kalich and the late Mr. Kalich. He entered the army on January 20, 1940, and saw intense action while serving overseas. He was taken prisoner on Java when that island fell into the hands of the Japs. At that time, according to information, he was in good health. He was ill with spinal meningitis for only three days when he died at 8:00 a.m., on December 3, 1943.

Pallbearers were his best buddies, who saw action along with him and were also prisoners of the Japs. They were: Col. William H. Rogers of McQueeney, Cecil Miller, Houston; James Farrar, Houston, Millet Straughamm, San Antonio; and Dale Hill, of Houston.

At the services, the U. S. Flag was presented to his mother, Mrs. St. Kalich, by Escort Sgt. Frank Kovar of Fort Worth, who also accompanied the remains to the Schwenke - Baumgarten Funeral home. The V. F. W. Post took part in the services.

Cpl. Kalich is survived by his mother, Mrs. St. Kalich, two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Hengst of Houston and Mrs. Linda Hoffmann of Freyburg; two brothers, Gus of Freyburg and Bennie of Houston. His father passed away several years ago.

Sgt. Mason Lee McDuffie

3 Feb 1924 - 3 Feb 1944

1319 Engrs.

Mt. Olive AME Cemetery, West Point

Pvt. Earnest T. Byler

9 Oct 1924 - 13 Nov 1943

Son of Jessie Byler, Muldoon; attended Smithville High School

Entered Army 1943; trained at Camp Robinson, Ark; served in Africa and Italy; awarded GCM, Expert Rigleman, Victory , ET Ribbons, 2 Battle Stars & Purple Heart; wounded in Italy, 1943; died in North Africa

Byler Cemetery

GMC 3/C Porter Henderson

5 Aug 1923 - 12 Nov 1944

Son of George F. Henderson, Muldoon; attended Stella School

Entered Navy 1942; trained in San Diegto; served in AP; awarded Purple Heart; killed in action in San Pedro Bay, Philipine Islands

Byler Cemetery

Lt. Atlan W. Luck

25 May 1920 - 3 Mar 1945

Killed in Action

Prairie Valley Cemetery

Cpl. Kleophus E. Kovar

25 Sep 1919 - 14 Sep 1944

741 Tank Battalion

Son of John D. Kovar, Plum; graduate of La Grange High School

Entered Army 1942; trained at Ft. Knox, KY, MD, CA, LA & VA; served in Europe; awarded GCM, ET Ribbon & Purple Heart; killed in action in Germany, September 14, 1944

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Plum

Sgt. David A. McDow

19 Jan 1922 - 29 Mar1945

463 Quartermaster LDRY Company

Shiloh Cemetery, Winchester

Pvt. Tom C. Taylor

13 Jan 1921 - 15 Mar 1945

Shiloh Cemetery, Winchester

Leslie Eugene Mohler

1 Jan 1915 - 24 Feb 1945

Killed in Germany at HDQR Div.

Winchester Public Cemetery

PFC Theodore Edgar Zoch

15 Mar 1918 - 12 Nov 1944

358 Inf 90 Inf Div

Born at Northrup, Lee County, TX
Son of Marie O. Miertschin and Gerhard Gottfried Zoch
Married Louisa Klara Bamsch
Died in France

Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery, Warda

Veterans' cemetery photos are courtesy of the Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives.
Some 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 photograph of a veteran from Fayette County
who died while serving our country, please contact
Rox Ann Johnson.


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