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Elmer Carl Windisch. 53. of 1813 NW 15th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Wednesday in a local hospital. A seven year resident formerly of Fort Belvoir, Va. . Survived by wife Terry, Fort Lauderdale; two sons Carl, Germany and Jerry, Gainesville. FL. ; three brothers John, Nitro, W Virginia. Frank and Charles both of Fort Lauderdale Mr. Windisch had served with the U.S.. Army for over 27 years and had retired as a Master Sergeant The family will receive friends Monday 2 to 4 pm. Funeral service Monday 4 pm. at the funeral home with Mr. Richard Shank officiating Arrangements by BAlRD-CASE NORTH FEDERAL FUNERAL HOME, Fort Lauderdale.

[Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 10 Oct 1976, Sun, Page 46]

Elmer enlisted in the Army at Greensburg, PA on 17 February 1943.

On 10 August 1944, Pvt Windisch was transferred from the 11th Replacement Depot to Co E, 508th PIR.

He was promoted to Pfc on 1 October 1944.

Pfc Windisch was sent on temporary duty to IX Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder School on 8 December 1944.  He returned to the regiment on 22 December 1944 and was assigned to Service Company due to he regiment having already been deployed to Belgium.

He was discharged on 5 January 1946.

On 21 April 1950, Elmer submitted an application for the PA WWII Veterans Bonus.  He was credited with 17 months of domestic duty and an additional 17 months of foreign duty and was awarded a $425 bonus.

Elmer had re-enlisted even before this application date and served until discharged as a MSgt on 31 July 1969.

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