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Edward T. Rogers

Technician Fifth Class

32751130

Company B
322nd Engineer Battalion
97th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Killed in Action: April 14, 1945
Awards: Purple Heart

 


Courier-Post
Camden, New Jersey
                                                                          May 2, 1945

TWINS FATHER DIES IN BATTLE WITH GERMANS
Cpl. Lawrence Never Knew Of Recent Birth Of Girls

Cpl. Lawrence Wild, 24, of 2722 Tyler Avenue, who became the father of twin girls April 17th, never knew he was blessed with a double blessed event- he was killed in action five days later on the blood-soaked soil of Germany.

     His death, one of four reported yesterday, came in the form of a War Department telegram to his wife Dorothy May, at 4:00 PM. Three others were reported missing in action, seven as wounded, and two previously held prisoner by the Germans have been liberated.

     In all cases, next of kin have previously have been notified, and in case of divergence from this list, the last word sent next of kin is always the appropriate final authority.

 Missing:

 TEC SGT Edward T. Rodgers, 22, of 221 Ridgeway Street, Gloucester

Rodgers, 22, is reported missing in action in Germany since April 1, according to word received by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles E. Rodgers from the War Department. He formerly was a resident of Verga NJ and attended Paulsboro High School. He was inducted February 22, 1943 and was sent overseas last March. A brother, PFC Thomas H. Wagner is with the Army in France. 


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