Military Service

This page is a list of known relatives that have served in the military. Most of the information is based on what was obtained in obituaries. This is not a comprehensive list of all those that have served in the military.

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Ted L. Andrews

1951-2006
Son of Leigh Andrews and Carol F. Jindra

U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
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Daniel Gerhardt Jindra

1928-2006
Son of Alvin F. and Leona(Meineke) Jindra

Served in the army.
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James A. Jindra

1934-1999
Son of Oscar Jindra and Viola Fronk

United States Marines from 1952 until 1955
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John Jindra
son of John J. and Bernice Jindra Sr.

A- 2C Stationed at Custer Air Force Base, Mich.

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Joseph T. Jindra

1894-1918
Son of Joseph Jindra and Mary K. Kohout

Entered the Service from: Wisconsin Died: July 21, 1918 Buried at: Plot D Row 26 Grave 16 Oise-Aisne American Cemetery Fere-en-Tardenois, France

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Lester J. Jindra

1903-1924
Son of John F. Jindra Sr. and Marie Ginzl

Lester Jindra was in the first-ever unit of the First Army Air Corps. In October 1924 he was killed near Columbus, Ohio, when he was struck by the propellor of the the plane of which he was the pilot. He was stationed at Wilbur Wright field, near Dayton.

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Patricia Mary (Huff) Jindra

b. 1932
wife of Daniel G. Jindra

Employed by the United States Armed Forces Institute.

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Richard Roland Jindra

1929-2008
Son of Walter and Vera Jindra

Richard served in the Air Force.

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Roger Jindra

1940-2005
Son of Oscar Jindra and Viola Fronk

Served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years circa 1960.

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Robert R. Jindra

1924-
Son of George F. Jindra and Lydia Ebert

Our Men In Service
Manitowoc Herald-Times | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | Monday, November 12, 1945 | Page 11

Robert R. Jindra has been commissioned as ensign after completing the V-12 course at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Jindra of Dickey, N. D., Ensign Jindra spent, a week with his parents before leaving for the naval training station in t St. Simons Island, Georgia, for a course in radar.

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Johann Meineke

1827-1882

Private Co. G 51st Regiment Wisconsin Infantry Civil War

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Erwin H. Meineke

1894-1961
Son of Charles Peter Meineke and Wilhelmina Maria Schmidt

Erwin was a veteran of World War I. He served 18 months in France.

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William R. Menges, Jr.

1926-1991
Son of William J. Menges and Nora Meineke

S1 US Navy served during World War II

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Earl Eli Peltier
1897-1972
Son of Andrew Peltier and Mary Jindra

Veteran of World War I serving i the Army from Oct. 21, 1918 to Dec. 9, 1920

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Ralph Joseph Radey

1925-1995
Son of Adolph Radey and Theresa (Stieber) Radey Pausha

Served U.S. Marines during WWII

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Donald Gene Tuma

1935-1955
Son of Doolan Tuma and Clara Schwoerer

Pfc. Donald G. Tuma was among 27 soldiers homeward bound for the holidays from Korean service to be killed Friday when a chartered airliner crashed after a takeoff from Seattle, Wash.

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Harry J. Tuma, Sr.

1892-1969
Son of Wencel Tuma and Anna Jindra

Branch unknown. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

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Harry J. Tuma Jr.

1926-1993
Son of Harry Tuma and Hazel Heiland

U.S. Army during WWII Enlistment Date: 18 Nov 1944, enlisted at Fort Douglas, Utah.

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Peter Allen Tuma
Son of Doolan Tuma and Clara Schwoerer

Stationed at Travis Air Force Base, California.
1967 October 25

A 1/c Peter A. Tuma, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doolan J. Tuma of Rt. 2 Two Rivers, has received the U S Air Force commendation Medal at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Now serving with the Military Airlift Command at Travis. Tuma was decorated for meritorious service as an equipment repairman at Bien Hoa Air Force Base Vietnam.

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Paul J. Tuma
Son of Doolan Tuma and Clara Schwoerer

Paul entered the Army in April 1970 and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood., Mo. before going overseas. In 1972 he was promoted to Army Specialist five near Wildflecken, Germany. He was a truck driver with headquarters company, 2nd battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 15th infantry.

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Wayne Anthony Tuma

1942-1968
Son of Doolan Tuma and Clara Schwoerer

Wayne served in the U.S. Army as a Private in Co. D 1 Reine Bn.

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Karl A. Ulrich

1918-2003
Son of Otto J. Ulrich and Erma Meineke

Karl was inducted into the Army on April 28, 1941, serving in the Pacific campaigns and receiving his commission of first lieutenant in Australia before returning to the States on leave in April 1944. In December 1944, he received orders to join the 69th Division of the First Army, which saw action in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was struck down by a sniper’s bullet in Leipzig, Germany, on April 18, 1945, receiving the Purple Heart Medal.



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