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Pvt. Rueben Pepple - Fallen

Cathay, ND
County: Wells
World War II - Fallen
Date of Loss: January 18, 1945
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 34th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division

Killed in action in the Netherlands.

Pvt Rueben Pepple entered the Army at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on 8 June 1942.

He was taken prisoner on 15 December 1944 when his unit was fighting in the vicinity of Kufferath, Germany. 
He suffered from burns in his face and both hands and a bullet in his left heel. He died of these wounds and of body weakness in the Reserve Hospital of Siegburg on 18 January 1945and was buried at the North-Cemetery of this village on 26 January 1945 at 0900 hrs.
Name included on the All Veterans Memorial on State Capitol Grounds Bismarck North Dakota. Under Wells County.
Register of North Dakota Veterans WWII and Korea page 1157:
PEPPLE, RUEBEN SN 37 280 881; born Cathay,
NDak 6 Jul 19; resident Wells County, NDak; entered
AUS Ft Snelling, Minn 8 Jun 42; served
European African Middle Eastern Theater; died
in service 18 Jan 45 Germany; PVT; buried in Plot
AAA, Row 9, Grave 215, US Military Cemetery,
Margraten, Holland.
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