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)
RIDGELAND FARMERS UNION
after War: TRUCK DRIVER
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.