|Don about 1929|
Don was drafted in December 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater leaving home on 2 Jul 1944. 10-days after his departure Gladys gave birth to their son. PVT Schenck was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry. PVT Schenck was killed in action on 25 Aug 1944 as the unit took part in the attack to liberate Brest, France.
PVT Schenck was repatriated and re-interred in the Schencks Cemetery in Howard, Pennsylvania.