Rank and Name, Private Gerald Levi Arends.
Unit/Placed in, 32nd Infantry Division “Red Arrow”, 127th Infantry Regiment.
Gerald is born approx. on March 27, 1925 in Stuart, Iowa.
Father, George M. Arends.
Mother, Hanna S. (Mccormick) Arends.
Sister(s), Alice M. Viola M. Vern V. and Lola I. Arends.
Brother(s), Leslie L. Ernest E. and Orval R. Arends.
Gerald enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 37680288.
Gerald was KIA at Ormoc Valley, Leyte on Nov. 24, 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat infantry Badge, Marksmanship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Gerald is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, http://www.32nd-division.org/
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com