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Braun, Walter R.
   Of Germantown. Passed away on May 4, 2003 at the age of 80 Years.  Beloved husband of Alice for 40 years,  Loving father of Laurie (Troy) Wetterau, Maryjean (Steve) Loos, Debbie McCoy and Nancy (Steve) Nelson,  Dearest papa of Ian and Elliott Wetterau, Eric (Sara) Essinger and the late Sean Essinger,  Katie, Geoffrey and Timothy McCoy and David Borcherding.  Great-grandfather of Leo  Borcherding. Further survived by many friends.  A Memorial Servicer will be held on Wed, May 7 at 7 PM AT THE FUNE4RAL HOME.  Visitation from 4:30 PM until the time of the Service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association appreciated.

[The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, IN, 06 Apr 2002, Sat, Page 3]

Walter was born in Oftersheim (Baden-Württemberg), Germany and immigrated to the United States at the age of 5.  He arrived in New York City harbor aboard the SS München from Bremen, Germany in the company of his parents and 2 siblings (lines 1 - 5),  Their destination was Milwaukee, WI and the home of Walter's paternal grandmother.

Walter's draft registration card is, for some reason dated 30 June 1942 despite the fact that he was inducted intro the Army at Milwaukee, WI on 5 October 1942,

On 23 October, Pvt Braun was transferred from Fort Sheridan, IL to Company C, 508th PIR.

He was appointed to Pfc on  8 December 1942.

Walter was apparently injured in a practice jump and was removed from jump pay status on 7 May 1943.  That same day  he was transferred to Service Company.  The Svc Co Morning Report fails to state when and where Walter was transferred to next.

Pfc Braun was discharged due to disability at Fort Sheridan, IL on 4 October 1944, the same place where he had begun his journey two years earlier. 

At that time he was assigned to Co B, 260th Engineer Co, Camp Swift, TX, 40 miles SSE of Austin, TX.


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