Tuesday, November 22, 2016
PFC Birger E. Levendahl
Birger entered Army service in December 1942. We suspect that he served with other units before or after being sent to the European theater but he was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 19 Jun 1944. PFC Levendahl served as a rifleman and was wounded on 11 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital. After returning to the unit, PFC Levendahl was killed in action on 22 Nov 1944.
PFC Levenhdahl was repatriated in 1948 and buried in Merrill Memorial Park in Merrill, Wisconsin.
Older brother, Walter Gustav Levendahl, also born in Aland, Findland, served in the Army in the first World War.