Obit: Loveland, Burton B. (1916 - 1944)
Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Loveland, Breneman, Hattery

The Loyal Tribune 23 November 1944

Loveland, Burton B. (15 OCT 1916 - 30 AUG 1944)

Pfc. Burton B. Loveland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loveland of the town of Wyocena, was born in the town of Beaver, Clark county, Wis., on Oct. 15, 1916, where he lived until Nov. 25, 1933, when he went to Ray, Minn., where he engaged in farming with his brother, Gaylord, until the time of his induction into the military service of the United States. Under the one-year training act he was assigned to Co. H of Sec. Bn., 63rd infantry, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he received his basic training. He was on guard duty at St, Louis, Mo., for a time, then on Maneuvers in Alabama’s swamps and in the Cumberland mountains of Tennessee, and also served in the desert maneuvers at Yuma, Ariz., later being moved to Camp Obispo, Cal., from where he crossed to the Hawaiian Islands in July of 1943, spending about six months of island training, then crossed to New Guinea the last of December in 1943, where he served until his death.

In Leonard Wood camp his company earned the Roll of Honor for the sixth division, and at Camp Obispo his gun squad earned each a watch given for the quickest action made by the anti-tank squads, they moving their gun 100 yards and putting it into action in 33 seconds. Just before his death a month or so ago he earned the infantry combat medal. He was hospitalized Aug. 27, 1944, at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea, and died on Aug. 30 from scrub typhus.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loveland; two sisters, Mrs. Royce Breneman of the town of Wyocena and Mrs. Ralph Hattery of Wheeler, Wis., and four brothers, Gaylord of Rio, Vernon of McFarland, Leonard of International Falls, Minn., and Millard, now a sergeant doing army duty overseas in Belgium. Burton was unmarried.

Burton was last home to see his people on July 4, just before he went overseas in 1943. He was a young man of fine character, and with a decided leaning toward the spiritual things of life and had been active in missionary work for his Master.

Memorial services for this departed soldier were held Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15, at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church, with the Rev. Miss Alma Huppert delivering the memorial sermon. Members of Harry D. Jerred post, American Legion, and Legion Auxiliary attended the services, and the Legion participated in the services by conducting their memorial rites of honor of their departed brother-in-arms.

The Pardeeville-Wyocena Times.



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