23 July 2012

Military Monday - Lyle C. Ott (1945)

TWO MORE FORT WAYNE MEN KILLED IN ACTION; SIX WOUNDED; TWO ARE MISSING    Two more Fort Wayne infantrymen, Pvt Lyle C. Ott and Pfc Jean E. Counseller, have been killed in action while six others have been been wounded and two are reported missing.    Pvt. Ott, 19, son of Mr. & Mrs. Clint Ott, 801 East State Boulevard, was killed while serving with an infantry division, according to a telegram received yesterday by his parents. He was graduated from Cromwell High School and soon after graduation in April, 1943, he entered the service. Pvt. Ott received his training at Camp Shelby, Miss., before going overseas in November 1943, and had served in North Africa and Italy.     Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Lester Ott, with the infantry in France, Roger Ott, at home, and three sisters, Carnee Ott at home, Edith Stahley, Kimmel, and Flo Carson, New Waverly. **Journal-Gazette(Fort Wayne, Indiana), 16 FEB 1945, Pg.1

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