Private Lester A Wieser

Name Lester A Wieser
Rank Private
Army Serial # 37681522
State Iowa
Date of death 1944-08-14
Plot, Row, Grave P, 1, 26
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Role MOS 745 Rifleman
Unit C Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private Wieser was a member of C Company. The morning report for July 24, 1944 on pages 42 and 43 list him joining the unit from the 48th Replacement Battalion on July 20, 1944. The morning report for August 9, 1944 on page 18 lists lightly wounded in action and transferred to the 108th Evacuation Hospital on August 8, 1944. Page 24, for August 13, 1944, lists him, although with an incorrect first name, returning to duty on August 12, 1944. Page 29, for August 16, 1944, corrects the mispspelled name and withdraws him rejoining the unit. The pages can be seen below.

Erwin Derhaag pointed me to a newspaper article from the The Telegraph - Herald 31 October 1944. From this article partially qouted:

Sgt. Lester A. Wieser, former operator of the King of Clubs tavern, 1902 Central avenue, died of wounds received in France, his wife, Mrs. Adele Wieser, was advised by the war department in a telegram received late Monday night.

The article can be seen below.

Glyn Nightingale procured the helmet of Lester A Wieser. Pictures of his helmet can be seen below.
Documents - Newspaper article The Telegraph - Herald, October 31, 1945
- Helmet Lester A Wieser, picture 1
- Helmet Lester A Wieser, picture 2
- Morning report July 24, 1944, C Company 330th IR, page 42
- Morning report July 24, 1944, C Company 330th IR, page 43
- Morning report August 9, 1944, C Company 330th IR, page 18
- Morning report August 13, 1944, C Company 330th IR, page 24
- Morning report August 16, 1944, C Company 330th IR, page 29
Grave Soldier
Lester A Wieser (37681522) Lester A Wieser (37681522)

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