Sunday, November 7, 2010

Military Monday - Lester Kuehl

Lester Kuehl was the son of John Kuehl and Dora Hermann. He was killed in action in France in 1944 and was originally interred in the military cemetery at LeChene-Guerin, France. Lester was finally brought home to Kewaskum, WI more than 4 years after his death in 1948. He is my mother-in-law's uncle. She vividly remembers being at the funeral in 1948 and the honor guard at the funeral firing their volleys in honor of her Uncle Lester. It was a sad day and the gun shots frightened her. She was 9 years old at the time of the funeral.

Rest in peace and thank you for serving our country, Uncle Lester. You should have been with us much longer than you were. All gave some, some gave all.


  1. How tragic and sad. Whenever I look at old newspaper clippings - my heart skips a beat when I see the newspaper date hand written in the corner. To me it means that whomever cut it out had an invested interest in the article and it's that personal touch you rarely see anymore with the invention of the internet and online newspapers.

  2. Kellie,

    It is sad to see these articles, and unfortunately I know of at least 2 other KIAs in our family. I am, blessed to have shoeboxes upon shoeboxes of newspapers with articles that my husband's family clipped and saved. The one downside...the date is there, but no newspaper title! Makes it a little harder to source for others.

    Thanks for posting!