Saturday, September 17, 2016
TSGT Theodore Ford Fettinger
After Theodore left school to serve his country he was sent overseas and assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. It appears that he was with the unit on D-Day. On 20 Jun 1944 he was promoted to SSG and then on 19 Aug 1944 he was promoted to TSGT. As a platoon sergeant, he was reportedly shot by a sniper as the unit attacked German positions in Brest, France. TSGT Fettinger was killed in action on 17 Sep 1944.
TSGT Fettinger is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery. There is a cenotaph in his memory in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, Maine.