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Norman Tennermann Norman Tennermann
PFC Norman Tennermann with brother on the left, Arnold Norman Tennermann 1922-1996,With His Wife Beatrice
Last Name:
TENNERMANN
First Name Middle Initial:
NORMAN J
Nick Name:
Street:  15391 Co Rd A City & State: Colfax, WI E-Mail:  dian73@hotmail.com
Zip: 54730 Phone:  715-962-3210 Spouse: Beatrice
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: ARMY Unit: 103rd Division-409th Inf. Reg. Co C
Theater: Where Captured: GERMANY Date Captured: 12/03/44
Camps Held In: ETO WORK CAMPS, STALAG 16 How Long Interned: 149 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 05/45 Age at Capture: 22
Medals Received: CAMPAIGN & SERVICE VICTORY MEDAL, W.W.II DECORATION MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN, BRONZE STAR, PURPLE HEART, POW MEDAL, PLUS MANY MACHINE GUNNER MEDALS, AND EUROPEAN THEATRE MEDAL, EUROPE - AFRICA - MIDDLE EAST CAMPAIGN MEDAL (EAME)
Military Job: RIFLEMAN Company: RIDGELAND FARMERS UNION
Occupation after War:  TRUCK DRIVER

 

Bio:

Norman was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He lived in Florence, Wisconsin until after he was out of the service. He then lived in Ridgeland, Wisconsin until his death. I do not know much of his POW experience as he would never discuss it with myself or my brother. All I ever remember was my grandpa and grandma (his parents) and my uncle (his brother) said he was not the same person after he came home from the service. I have only learned from reading his Army papers that he was in Stalag 16 and a camp, with a number of 006. My father was a very quiet and reserved person and afraid to speak out. From what I gather from my uncle he was never like that before he was in service.
I'm sorry that I do not have anymore information on his POW experience. He passed away from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, one son Donald, one daughter, Diane, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

 

Message to Future Generations:

My message as a daughter of a POW to the future generations is don't be afraid to ask questions and thank the POW's for your life in the USA.

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