Saturday, August 27, 2016
PVT John Harold Schemel
John was drafted in December 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Schemel was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry on 11 Aug 1944. PVT Schemel was killed in action in the beginning of the fight to liberate Brest, France.
We are certain that PVT Schemel was repatriated and re-interred somewhere in the New York City area but we don't know where.
John's father served in the 7th Battery (G Battery) 4th Artillery Regiment U.S. Army at Fort David A. Russell which is now Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.