Saturday, November 26, 2016

PFC Roy Carl Meier

courtesy of Fred
PFC Roy Carl Meier was born 8 Oct 1924 in Bessie, Oklahoma. He was the 2nd of the 4 children born to Carl and Edith Rebecca (Reinschmiedt) Meier. His father farmed in Washita County, Oklahoma for several years before his father moved to Bent County, Missouri.  His parents divorced and both remarried and Roy stayed and farmed with his father. He never attended high school.

Roy was drafted in August 1943. After his training he was sent to the European theater and on 19 Jun 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry where he served as a rifleman. Roy fought with the unit without apparent injury until killed in action on 26 Nov 1944.

PFC Meier's body could not be recovered and he is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial.

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