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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.

  Melvin Nobis

Cpl. Melvin Nobis

From the February 1945 issue of Walther League News, Arenzville, IL:

Local Man with Arm'd Division in Germany

Cpl. Glenn W. Reeve, 1107 Monroe St., Beardstown, and Cpl. Melvin W. Nobis of Arenzville, who are with the Third Armored Division of the First Army some where in Germany, were included in a list of Illinois Men who were among the first to breach the Siegfried line and capture a German town, according to a communication from the Headquarters Communication Zone in the European Theatre of Operations.

The communication is as follows:

With the Third Armored Divisions in Germany -- The First Army Headquarters of Lieutenant General Courtney H. Hodges disclosed recently that the Third Armored Division was fighting in Germany after spearheading the drive of United States forces through northern France and Belgium.

In the historic offensive which chased the Nazis back into Germany, General Maurice Rose's tankers raced from the Seine River to breach the Siegfried line in 18 days. They established a number of firsts, being the first to breach the Siegfried line and the first to capture at German town -- Rogen.

Those who participated in the drive included Cpl. Reeve and Cpl. Nobis.

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