|courtesy of Wednesday|
Edward was drafted in November 1942. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PFC Tepper was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry on 24 Jul 1944 to serve as a rifleman. He would have fought with the at Vire and was with the unit as it attacked German forces in the city of Brest, France. PFC Tepper was initially reported by the unit as missing in action but was later found to have been killed in action on 27 Aug 1944.
His grandmother, Mary Minzer, arranged for him to be repatriated in 1949 and PFC Tepper was re-interred near his mother in the Mount Nebo Memorial Park in Aurora, Colorado.
Edward's is another record that has been altered by clerical error. While the internment card shows a death date of 5 May 1945 on the face (the original entry) and 21 Nov 1944 on the reverse (the "correction") the truth is that he went missing when killed on 27 Aug 1944 but that his body wasn't recovered until November 1944. Such is the fog of war.