Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Wallace E. Kidder - US Army Ranger -
WALLACE EUGENE KIDDER ( 1922 - 1943 ) KIA at Venafro, Italy 12 Nov. 1943.
Wallace Eugene Kidder was inducted into the Army from Oregon, rank Private First Class, assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion and killed in action 12 Nov. 1943. Wallace Kidder received a medal “Purple Heart” and is buried at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Italy Plot I Row 7 Grave 54. The cemetery covers 77 acres, has 7,861 American military war dead. Wallace E. Kidder gave the following information at enlistment, 9 Oct. 1942, service for the duration of the war, plus six months, education, 4 years of high school, occupation was forestry, he was married, height 5’8”, weight 129.