Rettammel’s have an Army – World War II

3 Oct

I had a number of Uncles in World War II from the little town of Lyndon Station, WI. Because WWII was in two theaters of War, I had uncles in both.

Pacific Theater with 32nd Infantry Division, Service Battery, 121st Field Artillery

Privates:

Arnold R. Rettammel

Arthur E Rettammel

Edward A. Rettammel

 

Joined Wisconsin National Guard, October 1940

Trained in Camp Livingston in Louisiana

From Fort Devens took train to San Francisco

Departed U.S. on ship, April 22, 1942

Arrived in Australia on May 14, 1942

In New Guinea and Philippines Islands

Return to United States in August / September 1945

 

European Theater with 5th Division, Company “M” 411th Infantry

 William T. Rettammel

Private 1 st Class:

Joined – Enlisted in U.S. Army-May 16, 1941

In U.S. Service for 7 Months and 8days (trained in Fort Custer Michigan)

Inactive Status ERC November 24, 1941 to January 21, 1942

Date of Recall:  January 22, 1942 at Fort Sheridan, IL.

Service Outside of U.S. and return dates:

Date of Departure: April 7, 1942 to Europe Theater, arrived on April 18, 1942

Departed Europe: September 1, 1945 and arrived in U.S. on September 11, 1945

Military Occupation and Specialty Number: Rifleman 745

Military Qualification(s): Exp. Infantry Badge and Combat Infantry Badge

Battles and Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe

Decorations and citations:

  1. American Defense Service Ribbon,
  2. European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/1 Silver Battle Star,
  3. 6 Overseas Service Bars,
  4. 1 Service Stripe,
  5. Good Conduct Medal GO 61 Hq 1612 SCU 1945 Ft. Sheridan IL.

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