Albert J. (Al) Oehrlein

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  • Private  First Class
  • Served: May 25, 1944 – April 26, 1946
  • World War II
  • Infantry – Forward Artillery Spotter, shell landed close and ruptured ear drums
  • Awards: Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star

Deceased July 16, 2012 Interred Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Albert served during World War II  in the Pacific Theater; New Guinea, Southern Philippines and Luzon. He served with the 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, Red Arrow Brigade. After 15 months as a light motor crewman, Albert suffered a hearing loss due to a nearby explosion. He completed his service by spending 4 months as a clerk typist until discharge.