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Recognizing the military service of men and women from Arenzville, Illinois.

Howard Anderson
Gerald Beard
Albert Bridgeman
Charles Burrus
Edward Burrus
Jack Burrus
Kicky Charlesworth
William Charlesworth
Ralph Clark
Robert Clark
Kenneth Davis
Paul Dotzert
William Dotzert
Friedrich Engelbach
James Fischer
Lee Fox
Clyde Ginder
Ralph Ginder
Nathan Grant
Charles Ham
Herman Hendricker
John Herbert

Shirley Hierman
Harold Huppers
Gerald Jones
Lorenz Kleinschmidt
Walter Kleinschmidt
Louis Kloker
Glen Lovekamp
Floyd E. Musch
Albert Nicol
Leland Nicol
Wilbur Nicol
William Niemann
Earl Niestradt
Eldore Nobis
Melvin Nobis
Alvin Paul
Richard Peck

John Roegge
William Saylor
Floyd Schone
Wayne Schone
Francis Staake

Robert Stock
Warren Stock
Clifford Thomas
Wendell Wessler
Marlin Winkelman
Charles Witte
Robert Witte
Butch Zulauf
Malcolm Zulauf
Marvin Zulauf

Photos of others are welcome! Click here for more information.

  Floyd E. Musch
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Four Arenzville guys in Tokyo. From left to right:
Ralph Clark, Earl Niestradt, Gerald Jones, Floyd Musch.


Floyd E. Musch was born December 29, 1926, son of Henry and Ida Musch. He was inducted into the Army on Friday, April 13, 1945 and took training at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock, Arkansas. He departed by troop ship from San Francisco on October 6, 1945 and arrived in Tokyo Bay on October 19, 1945.

On sailing for Japan, the shipload of sailors were told they were the first load to sail directly to Japan and to take part in the occupation.

He spent the next year at Headquarters, Headquarter Company, 4th Replacement Depot outside Tokyo at Zama. A highlight of that year was learning that three high school acquaintainces from Arenzville in different branches of the military were stationed in the area. The four met and spent the day together. Besides Floyd, they included Ralph Clark, Gerald Jones, and Earl Niestradt.

Floyd left Tokyo on October 6, 1946 and had the opportunity to choose between coming back to the States by ship or by plane. He flew home. He had sailed out under the Golden Gate Bridge and returned flying under the Golden Gate (this was not according to military regulations!).

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