We shall not forget


The Citadel Class of: 1945  
Cadet Company: H (4), I (3)
Age: 21
Born: 31-Dec-23 in Georgetown, South Carolina
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Family: Lucy M. Munnerlyn (mother), Adelbert T. Wendt (father)
Rank: Private First Class
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Servicenumber: 14192248
Entered the Service from: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
Function: not available
Regiment: 317th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Division: 80th Infantry Division
Company: “E”
Unit: not available
Date of death: 11-Apr-45
Status: KIA
Place of death: Erfurt, Germany
Spot: not available
Awards: Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot J Row 5 Grave 19
Cemetery: Netherlands American Cemetery
Biography: not available
Other information: Cenotaph located at Prince George Winyah Episcopal cemetery, Georgetown, South Carolina.
Wendt Family Plot 1-C.
– Source: Find a Grave.com 

Wilson Wendt Killed In Germany Recently
The sad news has come of the death of Wilson Wendt, formerly of this city,
who was killed in action in Germany recently while on a scouting expedition.
He was the son of Mr. Adelbert Wendt, now of the United States Navy, and
the late Mrs Wendt, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Munnerlyn, life
long residents of Georgetown. Wilson spent all the early part of his young
life here, attended the Winyah Graded School and later The Citadel.
General C. P. Summerall writes that his is the 146th gold star of the service
flag on The Citadel. He was only twenty-one at the time of his death. He was
a member of Prince George Church, Winyah.
Source: Georgetown Times, 11 May 1945.

GRAVE ADOPTION – Wilson Adelbert Wendt’s grave at the Netherlands American
Cemetery is regularly visited by a Dutch family. Please visit the website they
created to honor PFC Wendt and two other American soldiers – Victims of Victory 45.

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Georgetown County Museum, Sphinx 1942& 1943, Find a Grave.com

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