Obermayer, PFC Fred W.

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PFC Fred William Obermayer 
Born: 20 May 1923 
Parents: George & Marie Raab-Obermayer 
-resided in Berwyn, Illinois 
– parents were divorced 
– stepmother: Caroline 
Siblings: 3 sisters, 3 brothers 
– apparently half-siblings 
Home: 
– 444 Des Plaines Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois 
– lived with mother 
Education: 
– St. Bernadine School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1944 
– left after junior year to live with mother in Wisconsin 
– lived in Marshfield, Wisconsin, for six months before returning to Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 20 May 1943
Contact Person: Marie Obermayer – mother
Residence: 444 Des Plaines Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois
Enlisted: 
– U.S. Army 
– August 1943 
Serial Number: 36832264 
Training: 
– Camp Blanding, Florida 
Unit: 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, Company L, 7th Army 
– assigned to a heavy mobile artillery unit 
Engagements: 
– Invasion of Southern France – 15 August 1944 
– Operation Dragoon 
– Battle of Bruyeres, France – 25 September 1944 
Killed in Action: 
– 2 October 1944 
– hit by shrapnel in the left temporal area during the battle to take Aachen, Germany 
Buried: 
– 24 July 1948 
– Holy Cross Cemetery – Los Angeles, California 
– mother moved to Los Angeles 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

 

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