Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Elmer William Alt.
Unit/Placed in, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division “Taro Division”.
Elmer is born approx. on Jan. 6, 1914 in Stephen, Minnesota.
Father, Christ Alt.
Mother, Katie Alt.
Sister(s), Esther A. Minnie and Pearle E. Alt.
Brother(s), Harry D. Melvin J. and. Lawrence E. Alt
Elmer enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 37112677.
Elmer died of his wounds sustained during the fights over a strategic hill in Mindanao, Philippines on June 10, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Elmer is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://tothosewhoserved.org/usa/pto/usapto10/chapter32.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com