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Carl D. Pfautz, 57

   Retired Master Sgt. Carl D. Pfautz, 57, of 18 Peacock Drive, died Saturday at his residence following a four-year illness. He was the husband of Evelyn Adams Pfautz.
   Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Amelia Eshelman Pfautz. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and was a former employee of the United States Post Office in Lancaster, retiring in 1978.
   He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He received ' a commendation medal.   As part of his military training he was in the 82nd Airborne Division of the 508th Parachute Infantry. He played the trumpet in the 504th Infantry Band.
   He was a former member of the Pennsylvania Reserve Defense Corps and the 103rd Medical Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard.
   He was a member of the disabled American Veterans Post 80, Millersville, and was a life member of the Commercial Travelers Association. He was also a former Boy Scout Master of the Advent Lutheran Church.
   He and his wife celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary May 15.  In addition to his widow, he is survived by three daughters: Barbara J., wife of 1st Sgt. George Conner, San Antonio, Texas; Carlene L., wife of Sterlen Compton, Manasas, Va.; and Lonnie O., at home; two grandsons; a brother, Earl, Harrisburg; and a sister, Evelyn, wife of Davis K Weaver, Lancaster.

[Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA, 19 Jul 1982, Mon, Page 4]

(courtesy of " Carol & Pete")

Grave markers for Carl D. Pfautz in the 1918 Cemetery, Section C, lot 157 of the Moravian Cemetery*, Lititz (Lancaster county), Pennsylvania.

Carl enlisted at Harrisburg, PA on 13 January 1943 and was initially attached to the 508th band in Camp Blanding.  He was permanently assigned on 3 March 1943 and remained in the band throughout WWII.

He remained in the Army with his last re-enlistment on 16 February 1970.  He was discharged on 21 June 1971 with the rank of Master Sergeant..

* Also known as: Lititz Moravian Cemetery

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