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DOGTOWN VETERAN'S MEMORIAL STONE DATABASE

Special thanks to the following for their invaluable research and dedication to this important project:

DHS members: John and Bob Corbett, Sally Sharamitaro and Dan McGuire

Adele Heagney, Librarian-St. Louis Area Studies, St. Louis Public Library

William G. Seibert, Chief-Archival Operations Branch, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives Records Administration

Dennis Northcutt, Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center

Lynnea Magnuson, Ph.D., Superintendant-Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, City of St. Louis



Name Era Branch Rank Service # Outfit Awards Birth Inducted Death/Status Dogtown Address Cemetery/Memorial Religion Sources Notes Informant/Relationship
Amstutz, William Joseph, Jr. Vietnam Army SP4 55767237 B Co, 1st Eng Bn 1st Inf Div USARV 12/2/1945 Vietnam Tour Start: 5/25/1965 2/9/1966 KIA in Vietnam 1115 Louisville per PD 2/15/66 p.7A Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section G Site 1187 Buried 02/18/1966 Vietnam Wall Panel 05E Line 19 Roman Catholic "Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 U.S. Army Personnel and Dependent Casualties, 1961-1981 http://www.ancestry.com/ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall http://thewall-usa.com/index.asp#search" Correct spelling for Billy Joe "Amstead" Marital Status: Single Water Supply Specialist Hostile Ground Casualty: Other Explosive Device"
Beeker, David - NO DATA FOUND Vietnam No Dogtown Address Found No Beeker in 1965 Phone Book - No Data Found Anywhere I suggest we drop this man from list
Crane, Victor Otto - NOT from Dogtown World War I Army 2LT I Company 26th Infantry 1st Division 7/19/1918 KIA at Soissons, France NOT from Dogtown Tablets of the Missing at Aisne-Marne American Cemetery Belleau, France "St. Louisans of Honor - Ones Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice" from the City & County of St. Louis in World War I-published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat -5/11/1919 MHS-World War I biography and service records : persons who enlisted in St. Louis city and county. Addenda: those who died in service - Vol. C-F MHS-Casualaties European War, Vol 1 p.10 Missouri Soldiers' Records - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/ Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html St. Louis Post Dispatch 8/8/1918 p.2 The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php" No Dogtown Address Found Lived at 4527 Oakland - NOT 5427 Oakland as reported in error in the Globe Democrat 5/1/1919 Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 97
Daniels, Joseph V. World War II Army PFC 37604291 2nd Ranger Battalion 1924 2/25/1943 6/6/1944 KIA at Pointe du Hoe, four miles west of Omaha Beach 1333 Graham - per PD 6/27/44 p.7A & 7/3/44 p.4B Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO according to next of kin, but not found in the Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator. He is NOT the Joseph Daniels in Calvary, Interment# 499825. See Find a Grave World War II Pointe du Hoc Ranger Monument monument in Normandy: http://tiny.cc/27x74 Catholic "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.32 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3249a.gif U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 http://www.ancestry.com/" "Education:1 year of high school Civil Occupation:Bakers [sic] Marital Status:Single, without dependents Height:68 - Weight:139 Killed in Action The U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 relates next of kin says he was buried at Jefferson Barracks, but there is no such record in the US Veterans Department Graveside Locator site. Mother - Mary Winters, 1333 Graham (PD 6/27/44 p.7A)"
Dawson, Richard Dale Korea PFC 8/26/1952 Korea 1042 Tamm
Diefenbach, William Charles, Jr. World War II Navy Reserve Coxswain (COX) 1/3/1922 6/8/1944 KIA off coast of France 6421 Wade - per PD 7/10/44 p. 3B & 8/19/44 p.7A Calvary Cemetery St. Louis, MO Section 029 Lot 0184 Buried 7/15/1948 [sic] "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/ Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://search.stlcathcem.org/default.aspx World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945: Missouri Dead, p.7 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/27/22/27-2115a.gif" " ""Diefenbach, William Charles, Jr., Coxswain, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Diefenbach, Sr., 6421 Wade Ave., St. Louis."" World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945 Calvary Cemetery Interment # 19671 First Name listed as ""Coxswain William C"""
Dowd, Robert Abbot World War I Army PVT 43646 I Co, 16th Infantry 14th Divisionn 6/2/1891 11/1/1915 1916 in Mexico with Pershing; sailed to France 6/12/1916 7/18/1918 KIA at Soissons, France 6207 Famous Avenue (See Notes) Memorial Park Cemetery 5200 Lucas and Hunt Road St. Louis, MO 63121 Roman Catholic "St. Louisans of Honor - Ones Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice" from the City & County of St. Louis in World War I- published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat -5/11/1919 MHS-World War I biography and service records : persons who enlisted in St. Louis city and county. Addenda: those who died in service - Vol. C-F Missouri Soldiers' Records - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/ Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html St. Louis Post Dispatch 9/1/1918 p.10 ""Kingshighway Memorial Boulevard-Gold Star Tree Court of Honor"" complied by MHS in 1996." "Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 126 9/1/1918 Post says address is 6107 Famous, but all other sources use 6207 Famous"
Farabee, William Lewis Korea Army PVT Company K 25th Inf Div 8/8/1932 2/6/1950 11/29/1950 KIA in Pong-dong, Korea 6427 West Park (PD 12/19/54) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section 72 Site 474 Buried 12/20/1954 [sic] "Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/ http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/mo-alpha.pdf Verbal report 3/14/11 by Wm. G. Seibert, Chief - Archival Operation Branch, Archival Programs Division, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) St. Louis Post Dispatch 12/19/1954" " Light Weapons Infantryman Previously, seriously wounded in action by missile (9/25/1950) & returned to duty. P.L. Farabee at 6427 West Park and Perry L. & Betty in 1952 Gould's Dir. 6427 West Park address confirmed by Wm. G. Seibert Son of Perry L. & late Isabelle Thompson Farabee; brother of Betty & John P. Farabee. Funeral from Schnur Funeral Home, 3125 Lafayette 12/20/1954."
Hinkebein, Glen L. World War II Army Air Corps S/SGT Bomber Gunner 1920 3/20/1942 4/29/1944 KIA over Germany 6240 Berthold (PD 5/23/44 p.5A) Zachary Taylor Nat'l Cemetery Louisville, Jefferson County, KY Group Burial, Plot: I Sec: 215-216 Buried 09/19/1950 For photo of plaque see: http://tiny.cc/1d1xv "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 http://www.ancestry.com/ http://www.interment.net/data/us/ky/jefferson/zachnat/zachary_hayhoc.htm Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 PD 5/23/44 p.5A, 9/22/44 p.7A & 9/3/44 p.8A" "Name misspelled as ""Hinkelbin"" in Dogtown News Enlisted in Sikeston, MO; parents M/M Theodore M. Hinkebein lived in Chaffee, MO; Lived with Uncle William (a painter) & Ann Hinkebein at 6240 Berthold (1944 Gould's Dir p.540 & 1945 phone book) Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Clerks, general office Marital Status:Single, without dependents Height:69 Weight: 151 KIA over Germany"
King, David Michael Vietnam Army CPL 487541497 A Co 2nd Bn, 7th Cav 1st Cav Div (AMBL) 10/2/1949 Vietnam Tour Start: 11/29/1969 3/29/1970 KIA in Tay Ninh, SVN 1323 Fairmont Court (Wm. G. Seibert NPRC, NARA) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section H Site 25 Buried 04/07/1970 Vietnam Wall Panel 12W Line 57 Protestant - No Denomination Preferred "Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall http://thewall-usa.com/index.asp#search U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 U.S. Army Personnel and Dependent Casualties, 1961-1981 http://www.ancestry.com/ St. Louis Post Dispatch 4/6/1970" "Marital Status: Single Infantry Direct Fire Crewman Hostile Ground Casualty: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds in Tay Ninh, SVN The Gerald King family lived at 1323 Fairmont Court (Gould's St. Louis City Dir. 1969). David was the son of Gerald & Virgina King; brother of Bruce, Jeffrey, Terry, Karen & Robin King; grandson of Mrs. Helen Meier, Mrs. Sarah Flueck & Jesse King (PD 4/6/70). John Corbett confirmed the family address with David's sister (E-mail to Dan McGuire 3/15/11) "David Michael King's picture is online in our homepage. It in the Dewey School class of 1963 in fourth grade (1959) and he is the first person in the middle row." John Corbett Email 11/21/2010 "The Kings lived on Fairmount Court two doors away from our house. I will never forget David's funeral - the first so close to home -very upsetting to all of us who grew up together. The King boys are (David), Bruce, Jeff, and Terry. The girls are Karen and Robin." Sharon (Barth) Arno Email 9/20/2006 "Another Vietnam casualty from Dogtown was my friend David King. A large family ... I saw his name on the Memorial Wall in D.C. There were two other sons who went to Dewey also, Bruce and Jeff, and a sister or two whose names I can't recall." Joseph E. Cooper Email 9/20/2006 1323 Fairmont Court address confirmed verbally 3/14/11 by Wm. G. Seibert, Chief - Archival Operation Branch, Archival Programs Division, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)"
Kirwan, Leonard M. World War II Army WO JG W2124375 HQ, 8th Army Bronze Star [For Merit, not Valor] 1918 4/27/1942 3/15/1945 KIA on Leyte 6529 Clayton (PD 4/15/45 p.8A & 4/20/45 p.7C) Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines Plot B Row 13 Grave 157 Catholic "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.35 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3252a.gif U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas http://www.ancestry.com/ The Dogtown News, Issue No. 4, Aug 1945 - http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii-news-4.html" "Education: 1 year of college Civil Occupation: Stenographers and typists Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 69 - Weight: 152 Informant says killed in plane crash. "Warrant Officer Leonard M. Kirwan, 26, who was killed in action March 15 on Leyte, has been posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Philippines from Nov. 14, 1944, to March 15, 1945. He was the husband of Mrs. Gertrude K. Kirwan, 6085 Hartford street, and the son of Mrs. Mary Kirwan, 6529 Clayton road, Clayton." The Dogtown News, Issue No. 4 PD 4/15/45 p.8A and 4/20/45 p.7C read, "killed in action March 15 on Leyte" Island; and that son Thomas E. Kirwan, Wife Gertrude (nee Adrignola) Kirwan & Mother Mary/Maggie F. (nee Green) Kirwan lived at 6529 Clayton Road. Late Father Patrick J. Kirwan. Mem mass at St. James 4/22/45 NB: However, the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.35 notes he died DNB - Died Non-Battle - in the line-of-duty [sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas (including training or manuever deaths)]"
Kuenker, Louis F. - NOT from Dogtown World War II Army PVT 37179289 357th Inf Reg 90 Inf Div Purple Heart 11/21/1906 6/14/1944 KIA in France NOT from Dogtown Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot E Row 9 Grave 39 [aka Saint Laurent (Permanent Cemetery); Saint Laurent, France; Grave #: e 9 39] Protestant "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.35 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3252a.gif U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas Social Security Death Index http://www.ancestry.com/" " Correct spelling for Louis ""Kinker"" Social Security # - 489-03-0725 Killed in Action (KIA) No Dogtown Address Found KIA 6/14/45 in France. Wife Leola Kuenker of 4820 Hanover, Gardenville; Mother Hortense Kuenker of 6300A Arsenal (PD7/17/44 p.3C) In 1910 & 1920 Census at 5913 Southwest - Can't find in 1930 Herman H.(perhaps an uncle) & Concordia Kuenker lived at 2223 McCausland - their son Kenneth in Navy. "
Marcus, Tom World War I Army COOK 2191174 A Company 314th Engineers 89th Division 1892 In Greece 9/4/1917 To France 6/12/1918 9/12/1918 DOW in France 6653 Manchester (Site of Cousin George Vellios' Restaurant) St. Mihiel American Cemetery Thiaucourt, France Plot C Row 27 Grave 3 "St. Louisans of Honor - Ones Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice" from the City & County of St. Louis in World War I - published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat 11/1919 MHS-World War I biography and service records : persons who enlisted in St. Louis city and county. Addenda: those who died in service - Vol. M-R MHS-Casualaties European War, Vol 1 p.39 & 71 Missouri Soldiers' Records - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/ Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html St. Louis Post Dispatch 11/7/1918 p.4 & p.7 The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php ""Kingshighway Memorial Boulevard-Gold Star Tree Court of Honor"" complied by MHS in 1996." """Died of Wounds"" (DOW) received in action in France - 9/12/1928 Dogtowners Tom Marcus and Dennis O'Connell both buried in Plot C of St. Mihiel American Cemetery in Thiaucurt France in 1919 Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 302 Marcus was an immigrant from Greece and a baker before the War - working for Heydt's Bakery Company. He lived over his cousin George Vellios' restaurant at 6653 Manchester. (Is this the same Vellios who lost son James G. Vellios in World War II?) For some reason, Missouri Soldier's Records gives 813 N. 18th Street as his residence, but all other soureces cite the Manchester address."
Mc Cauley, John Joseph - NOT from Dogtown World War II Army PFC 37611279 60 Bomb Sq AAF 3/28/1918 11/28/1944 DNB in Kansas NOT from Dogtown Calvary Cemetery St. Louis, MO Section 026 Lot 1617 Buried 12/4/1944 Here is a link to grave photos: http://tiny.cc/ja4o3 "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.35 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3252a.gif Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://search.stlcathcem.org/lotdetail.aspx?lotid=1617&secid=026&row=&cem=04" "Died Non-Battle (DNB) in the line-of-duty [sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas (including training or manuever deaths)] ""killed in the crash of a four-engine Army plane near Smokey Hill (Kan.) Field"" (PD 11/30/44 p.9A) Some records have a space after ""Mc"" Sources do not provide death date: John ""L."" in two PD articles, but ""John Joseph"" in Funeral Notice (PD 12/2/1944 p.7A) No Dogtown Address Found Lived at 4943 Winona with mother, Bridget McCauley, Funeral Mass at St. James (PD 11/30/44 p.9A, 12/1/44 p.8A & 12/2/1944 p.7A)"
Moïse, Eugene Edwin World War I British Royal Army PVT 3198 308547 274382 16th Bn., Tank Corps 11/14/1895 US Navy 1911 Royal Army 1915 9/29/1918 KIA Argonne France 6710 Mitchell Avenue Unicorn Cemetery Vend'huile, France "St. Louisans of Honor - Ones Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice" from the City & County of St. Louis in World War I-published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,5/11/1919 MHS-World War I biography and service records : persons who enlisted in St. Louis city and county. Addenda: those who died in service - Vol. M-R MHS-Casualties European War, Vol. 1 p.78 Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html Commonwealth War Graves Commission http://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=177658 UK, Soldiers in the Great War, 1914-1919 British Army WWI Medal Rolls INdex CArds, 1914-1920 http://www.ancestry.com/ UK National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=4277953&queryType=1&resultcount=1 ""Kingshighway Memorial Boulevard-Gold Star Tree Court of Honor"" complied by MHS in 1996." "Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 655 ""Killed in action while in charge of a British tank in France, on the [29th] day of September , 1918 ... aged 23. Eugene served four years in the United States Navy and went to England in 1915 and enlisted in the First Lancashire Fusileers [sic]. He was severely shocked at Galipoli and invalided for seven months, afterwards rejoined his command and remained in active service."" Served with 1/7 Lancashire Fusiliers and wounded 8/8/1915 in Dardanelles Campaign/Battle of Gallipoli. Transferred to Royal Engineers and then to 16th Battalion, Tank Corps, and was killed in the Argonne Forest. Two home addresses appear in the records 6710 and 6717 Mitchell Avenue. Went with 6710 as written on Eugene Mo´se ""Biography & Service Record"" and on his father's death certifcate."
Moïse, Percival Randolph World War I Army SGT MOT TR 1A 10/9/1889 1/16/1925 DNB in St. Louis 6710 Mitchell Avenue Valhalla Cemetery in St. Louis. Buried on 1/20/1925 ( St. Louis Post-Disptach 1/19/1925 p.22) "Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html St. Louis Post-Disptach 1/19/1925 p.22 http://www.ancestry.com/ ""Kingshighway Memorial Boulevard-Gold Star Tree Court of Honor"" complied by MHS in 1996." "Registered for draft in Harris, TX. Brother of Eugene Edwin Moïse, above. Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 656 Lest We Forget source says, ""Died from disease"" in 1925. This is a surprise entry for Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor because of the late date. If he was honored there, we should honor him in Dogtown also. Died Non-Battle (DNB) in the line-of-duty [sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas (including training or manuever deaths)] "
Molick [Mollick], John Karl NOT from Dogtown World War II Army Coast Guard ? PVT 17044143 Battery K66, CGAAA Coast Guard Artillery 1919 1/20/1942 8/22/1942 DNB Washington, DC NOT from Dogtown Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 Mackenzie Road, Affton MO 63123 Sec 014, Lot 0242 Buried 8/26/42 "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 http://www.ancestry.com/ World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.36 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3253a.gif Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://search.stlcathcem.org/lotdetail.aspx?lotid=0242&secid=014&row=&cem=01" "Education:3 years of high school Civil Occupation:Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, n.e.c. Marital Status:Single, without dependents Height:68 - Weight:178 Died Non-Battle (DNB) in the line-of-duty [sickness, homicide, suicide or accidents outside combat areas (including training or manuever deaths)] No Dogtown Address Found No Mollicks/Molicks in 1942,43 0r 44 Gould's Dir or 1945 phone books Pvt. John Karl Molick lived at 2616 Roseland Terrace, Maplewood (PD 8/23/42 p.2C)"
O'Connell, Dennis World War I Army PVT 2847086 C Company 355th Infanty 6/15/1899 4/26/1918 To France 6/4/1918 8/14/1918 DOW at Battle of Saint-Mihiel in France (Died of Wounds received in action) 1337 Graham St. Mihiel American Cemetery Thiaucourt, France Plot C Row 23 Grave 15 "St. Louisans of Honor - Ones Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice" from the City & County of St. Louis in World War I -published in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 5/11/1919 MHS-World War I biography and service records : persons who enlisted in St. Louis city and county. Addenda: those who died in service - Vol. C-F Missouri Soldiers' Records - http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/soldiers/ Lest We Forget - St. Louis WWI Memorial http://www.stl-lestweforget.org/courtofhonor.html The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php ""Kingshighway Memorial Boulevard-Gold Star Tree Court of Honor"" complied by MHS in 1996." "Dogtowners Tom Marcus and Dennis O'Connell both buried in Plot C of St. Mihiel American Cemetery in Thiaucurt France in 1919 Kingshighway Memorial Gold Star Tree Court of Honor # 341 Single, son of Mary D. & Dennis O'Connell, formerly a blacksmith's helper"
O'Shaughnessy, Jeremiah J. World War II Army PFC 37370569 309th Inf Reg 78th Inf Div Purple Heart 1911 7/3/1942 4/10/1945 KIA in Germany 6160 Crescent (PD 5/18/45 p.7A; & 1944 Gould's Dir p. 908) Netherlands American Cemetery Magraten, Netherlands Plot I Row 7 Grave 4 "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 http://www.ancestry.com/ World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.36 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3253a.gif" "Education:Grammar school Civil Occupation:Bartenders Marital Status:Single, without dependents Height:68 - Weight:168 Killed in Action (KIA) ABMC lists first name as ""Jeremi"" Spelled Oshaughnessy in some records Son of Mr. & Mrs. John O'Shaughessy, 6160 Crescent (PD 5/18/45 p.7A; & 1944 Gould's Dir p. 908)"
Perez, Arthur Joseph - No Dogtown Address Found Korea Army PFC 57509036 8th Cav Reg 1st Cav Div Purple Heart CIB 5/25/1931 3/8/1951 KIA in Korea No Dogtown Address Found (Wm. G. Seibert NPRC, NARA) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section 70 Site 16268 Buried 09/24/1951 "The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm http://www.archives.gov/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/mo-alpha.pdf U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957 WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings http://www.ancestry.com/ St. Louis Post Dispatch 6/23/1951" "Light Weapons Infantryman According to a John Corbett Email 3/15/11, this report of a KIA came from a memory of Bill Vorbeck who remembered that he lived on Victoria Avenue and was killed in the Korean War. However, we can find no record of him on Victoria. There is a Joe Perez at 4310 Forest & Perry Perez at 4404 Forest in 1950 Phone book - but no connection to Arthur has been made. No Dogtown Address Found by Wm. G. Seibert, Chief - Archival Operation Branch, Archival Programs Division, National Personnel Records Center, National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) as reported verbally 3/14/11; home of record upon induction was 1520 South Broadway."
Rice, William J. World War II Army PFC 37622315 330 Inf Reg 83rd Inf Div Purple Heart 1910 8/17/1944 7/13/1944 KIA in France 1126 Childress (1944 Gould's Dir. p.1024) Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France Plot F Row 16 Grave 22 "The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.37 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3254a.gif U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas http://www.ancestry.com/ " "Education: 3 years of college Civil Occupation: Managers and officials, n.e.c. Marital Status: Married Killed in Action (KIA) Informant says killed at Battle of St. Lo [sic] following Invasion of Normandy. William J & V. Dorothy Rice at 1126 Childress in 1944 Gould's Dir. p.1024 At time of death wife, Dorthy S. Rice, lived at 1050 Jackson, U. City (PD 4/24/45, p.5A)" "Richard Rice/Nephew 11/17/2010"
Roth, Jack H. World War II Army PVT 37635878 320 Infantry Purple Heart 9/29/1925 3/23/1944 1/6/1945 KIA in Luxembourg First declared MIA (PD 1/31/45, p.5A & 4/7/45 p.5A) 6654 Villa (PD 4/7/45 p.5A & 1944 Gould's Dir p.1024) Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 Mackenzie Road, Affton MO 63123 Sec 014, Lot 0439WH Buried March 26, 1949 [sic] http://tiny.cc/cnx4i [Not found in Dept of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator or The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)] Catholic "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.37 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3254a.gif Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://tiny.cc/cnx4i U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 http://www.ancestry.com/ DOB, DOD & Unit on Grave Marker Resurrection Cemetery" "Education:3 years of high school Marital Status: Single, without dependents Killed in Action (KIA) ""Private Jack Roth reported missing in action in Luxemburg, January 5th [1945]. Brother of Mrs. Dolores Thiele, 6654 Villa Avenue."" The Dogtown News, Issue No. 2, Apr 1945; added to ""Honor Roll"" in Issue No. 3, May 1945. 1944 Gould's Dir lists brother-in-law Theo. A. Thiele (p. 1929) and father Jacob J. Roth (p.1024) at 6654 Villa. PD 1/31/45 p.5A reported Jack MIA ""since January 6 in Luxembourg. His father is Jacob Roth, 3928 Arsenal Street."" [Perhaps incorrect address - 1944 Gould's Dir p.1024 also gives Villa address for father Jacob J. Roth, a baker; and for Jack's brother-in-law Theo. A Thiele on p.1929.] PD 4/7/45 p.5A reports Jack KIA."" His father, Jacob J. Roth, lives at 6654 Villa avenue."" Resurrection Cemetery records shows the 6654 Villa address - all five family members buried there. Grave Marker gives Jack's DOB, DOD and Unit."
Schmiderer, Joseph August, Jr. World War II Navy Reserve Fireman 1st Class 12/18/1944 KIA in the Pacific 1125 Graham (PD 1/8/45 p.5A) Name carved on West Hemicycle of the Manila American Cemetery with other MIA (aka: Fort William McKinley Cemetery), Manila, The Philippines: SOME THERE BE WHICH HAVE NO SEPULCHER - THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE - GRANT UNTO THEM O LORD ETERNAL REST WHO SLEEP IN UNKNOWN GRAVES. "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945: Roll ww2c_27, Missouri Dead, p.22 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/27/22/27-2130a.gif World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas http://www.ancestry.com/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch 1/9/45 p.9A" "Wife: Mrs. Ruth Marie Schmiderer of 1125 Graham Street, St. Louis. Informant related Schmiderer went down with the USS Indianapolis, but this could not be. The Indianapolis sank on 7/30/1945, long after Schmiderer went missing and he was not on final crew list of the Indianapolis (http://www.ussindianapolis.org/crew.htm). "
Schwable, Phillip J., Jr. - NOT from Dogtown World War II Army Air Corps PFC 17159480 4/29/1924 10/29/1942 5/25/1944 KIA in tank corps in Italy NOT from Dogtown Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section 80 Site 202 Buried 07/27/1948 [sic] "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.37 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3254a.gif U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/ http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm" " Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in manufacture of automobiles, n.e.c. Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 69 - Weight: 157 Killed in Action (KIA) No Dogtown Address Found He & parents lived at 6227 Wilson (PD 6/13/44 p.3B & 1944 Gould's Dir. P.1087)"
Skally, Thomas Michael Vietnam Marine Corps CPL 2266067 3rd Plt, L Co 3rd Bn, 26th Mar 1st Mar Div REIN 4/27/1947 Vietnam Tour Start: 11/16/1968 2/18/1969 KIA in Quang Nam, SVN 2153 McCausland (PD 2/25/69 p.3C & 1969 Gould's Dir. P.1071) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section E Site 90 Buried 03/01/1969 Vietnam Wall: Pan 32W Line 57 Roman Catholic "Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/ http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall http://thewall-usa.com/index.asp#search" "Marital Status: Single Rifleman Hostile Ground Casualty: Gun - Small Arms Fire in Quang Nam, SVN Son of Fray Davies & Carl Skally, step-son of Robert C. Davies, funeral mass at St. Luke's (PD 2/25/69 p.3C & 2/27/69 p.4D)"
Spicuzza, Charles, Jr. World War II Army PFC 37050853 3/13/1929 7/7/1944 KIA in Italy 1103 Louisville (PD 9/23/44, p.7A) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section 81 Site 98 Buried 11/23/1948 [sic] Catholic "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.31 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3248a.gif [NB: This is a St. Louis County rather than St. Louis City listing] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/" "Education: Grammar school Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 71 - Weight: 180 Killed in Action (KIA) ""Jr."" KIA July 7 in Italy, parents live at 1103 Louisville (PD 9/23/44, p.7A)"
Tatum, Robert E. World War II Army PVT 37622330 1913 8/17/1943 7/5/1944 KIA in France 6221 Famous (PD 8/7/44 p. 3B) Calvary Cemetery St. Louis, MO Section 19A Lot 0633 Buried 11/10/1948 [sic] Protestant "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.38 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3255a.gif U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 http://www.ancestry.com/ Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis http://search.stlcathcem.org/default.aspx" "Education: 3 years of high school Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in mechanical treatment of metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.), n.e.c. Married Status: Married Killed in Action (KIA) in France Calvary Cemetery Interment # 400998 Wife Iris and Mother Florence both lived at 6221 Famous (PD 8/7/44 p. 3B)"
Valli, Harry V. World War II Army SGT 37416525 Infantryman 1923 6/5/1945 KIA in Mindanao, Phillipines 1507 West Billon (PD 6/30/45 & 7/1/45) STS. Peter & Paul St. Louis, MO Section 043 Lot 0366 Buried 8/30/1948 [sic] Catholic "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 - Ancestry.com U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 - Ancestry.com St. Louis (Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese) St. Louis City Directory, 1944 & 1947-48 St. Louis Post Dispatch 6/30 & 7/1/1945, 8/29/1948" "Enlisted at Jefferson Barracks on Feb 5, 1943 as a single person with no dependants. Parents Caroline & Martin Valli; brother of Raymond & Loretta Valli. Parents lived at 1508 West Billon. Catholic Gold Star Mothers Service on Saturday, 8/28/1948 at Calcaterra Funeral Home, 5143 Daggett. Services by VFW Mortuary Team on Sunday, 8/29/48 sponsored by Neri Bazzetta Post No. 4928 VFW, Rollo Calcaterra Post No. 15 American Legion and Italian-American American Legion Guard of Honor. Funeral Mass at St. James on Monday, 8/30/1948, sponsored by Lester C. Schluetter Post No. 341; interment at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery" Norm Merlotti, WWII Veteran
Vellios, James G. World War II Army PVT 37618914 12/23/1925 7/14/1943 1/13/1945 KIA in Europe 1035A Tamm (1930 Census) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section 79 Site 89 Buried 06/29/1949 "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Missouri, p.38 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/33/28-3255a.gif U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/" "Education: 3 years of high school Marital Status: Single, without dependents Killed in Action (KIA) Informant says killed at Battle of the Bulge No ""James"" in 1942 or 1944 Gould's Dir., but lists George (Grocer), Aspasia & Ellen (Ass't Public Library) at 1035A Tamm; 1945 phone book lists Vellios Market at 1035 Tamm. 1930 Census lists son ""Jimmy"" Villios aged 5 as their son (NB - Ancestry.com has this son's name transcribed incorrectly as ""Jenny"""
Ward, Gene Charles - NOT from Dogtown World War II Marine Corps PFC 319324 Purple Heart 8/1942 (PD 12/29/43 p.3B) 11/21/1943 KIA in South Pacific NOT from Dogtown Buried at Sea; Tablets of the Missing Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii "The Dogtown News http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/dogtown/history/wwii.html The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) http://www.abmc.gov/search/index.php WWI, WWII, and Korean War Casualty Listings U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 U.S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946 http://www.ancestry.com/ World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945: Roll ww2c_27, Missouri Dead, p.26 http://media.nara.gov/media/images/27/22/27-2134a.gif" " Buried at Sea by Administrative Decision No Dogtown Address Found Son of Ethel Ward, 4229 West Sacremento; lived with Aunt Florence Popovich, 8943 Annettta. Attended Southwest HS (PD 12/29/43 p.3B) However, a Betty J. Ward is living at 1041 Louisville per 1944 Gould's Dir. p.1267 - but not mentioned by PD?"
Winters, Ronald Paul Vietnam Army Reserve 1LT O5329753 C Co 2nd Bn, 39th Inf 9th Inf Div Bronze Star (PD 8/18/67 p.3C); also another Bronze Star, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct & Vietnam Service Medals 3/24/1944 8/24/1964 Vietnam Tour Start: 12/13/1966 8/16/1967 KIA in Kien Tuong, SVN 1555A Tamm (PD 8/18/67 p.3C) Jefferson Barracks Nat'l Cem St. Louis, MO Section D Site 2685 Buried 08/23/1967 Vietnam Wall Panel 25E Line 4 Roman Catholic "Department of Veterans Affairs - Gravesite Locator http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/j2ee/servlet/NGL_v1 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall http://thewall-usa.com/index.asp#search U.S. Army Personnel and Dependent Casualties, 1961-1981 Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 http://www.ancestry.com/ http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/stlouis/jeffbarr/index.htm Bill Miller report on awards to DHS 4/1/11" "Marital Status: Single Infantry Unit Commander Informant related Winters was Commander of Co E, but record in Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 shows it was Co C. Hostile Ground Casualty: Misadventure - died of wounds in Kien Tuong, SVN ""phosphorous mortor round exploded when he was attempting to disarm it"" (PD 8/18/67 p.3C) Son of Mr. & Mrs. Paul P. Yaloures, 1555A Tamm (PD 8/18/67 p.3C) ""My close friend in grade school, Ronald P. Winters, St. James Class of 1958, died in Vietnam in 1967 (on my birthday)."" Tim Vezeau Email 9/17/2006 ""Ron Winters' mother and step-father are Marie and Paul Yaloures. Ron's father was killed in WW II , and then Marie lost a son in Vietnam. What sacrifices she has made."" JoAnn Emmerich Email 9/20/2006 ""Ron Winters from Dogtown died in Vietnam. His mom and step-father still live at the bottom of Tamm about two flats up from the old Dolan location on the same side of the street as the old Dolan's. They attend St. James ... I am almost sure he went to DuBorg High after St. James. Seems to me Ron went to Army ROTC in college and then to Nam where he was KIA around 1969. He was in Explorer Post 166 at Dewey with me for several years. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was highly respected by all. He was to all of us the epitome of the All-American boy. I have an 16mm color movie with him in it of when a group of us guys in high school went on a camping trip to Meramec State Park around the summer of 1963 or '64. He's pictured in it playing the guitar and in another scene driving us back to Dogtown in his convertible. A memorable film ... I've seen [his parents] recently on St. Patrick's Day during the parade and they always say ""Hi"". Good folks as was their son, Ron."" Thomas Haller Email 9/19/2006" Bill Miller provided list of awards to DHS on 4/1/11

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