Elwood E. Kreger (#36812009) - June 11, 2001

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

Sugarbush, Wisconsin
September 3, 1924
Private First Class

83rd Infantry
Combat Infantryman's Badge (August 16, 1944), Purple Heart Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle-Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Campaign Star (for the Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns)

Elwood E. Kreger (#36812009) was born on September 3, 1924, in Sugarbush, Wisconsin and lived in Waupun, Dodge County, Wisconsin, until he was inducted in the Army on March 18, 1943 and entered the service as a draftee on March 25, 1943 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
During his training period, he received the Marksmanship Qualification Badges, the Marksman Badge with "M-1 Rifle" bar (June 5, 1943), the Sharpshooter Badge with "Carbine" bar (July 15, 1943) and the Expert Badge with "Bayonet" bar (August 20, 1943).

Elwood Kreger (left)

Elwood Kreger left the US on May 12, 1944 and arived in England on May 24, 1944. The Morning Report from July 10, 1944 listed Kreger, Elwood E. Pfc. as assigned and joined from the 48th Replacement Battalion to Company F of the 331st Infantry Regiment (SO#124, Hq 83rd Inf.Div.) The 331st received 2110 Replacements during the month of July 1944
Elwood was wounded three times, twice in France and one time in Germany. A first time on July 16, 1944 while the second battalion was attacking Le Village Des Saints, a second time on August 10, 1944 while fighting in the vicinity of St. Malo, and a third time on December 14, 1944, while Company F was hit hard by mortar and artillery fire attacking in the vicinity of Berzbuir (Gey), Hurtgen Forest, Germany.

Elwood Edwin Kreger died at age 76 on June 11, 2001, and is buried at the Saint Peters Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA. He is survived by his wife Edith M. (Washtock) Kreger.