Note: Evert was killed at the GM Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. The factory was located on the SW side, possibly near 10th street. Evert and Mary Helen lived at that time in Tindall Town, which was inexpensive housing where a lot of men who fought in WWII settled. The accident wss caused by an acetyline torch exploding, burning Evert severely. He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital, and he died there a few days later. Due to swelling, his wedding ring had to be sawn off, and it was later repaired by Mary Helen and given to Marshal Field. Marshal and Michael were slightly more than 2 and Wendel was under a year of age. Evert was a radio operator SS776 in the infantry during WWII - 35 688 607 Private First Class, Company C, 19th Airborne Infantry Battalion, honorably discharged from Camp Fannin, Texas November 14, 1945. Date of entry in the service was December 5, 1942, at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. Evert was with the 14th armored infantry division in France and Germany. He installed and operated tactical field radio transmitting and receiving equipment. He sent and received messages by morse code signals and by light signal. He received tone signal and prints copy at minimum of 13 five-letter code group words per minute. He maintained records of messages, cleaned and maintained all operating equipment. -- Information listed on the Army separation qualification record and honorable discharge statement. Evert worked at the GM Plant from March 1937 to November 1942 as a Zoggle power press operator. Inserted sheets of metal into power press forming, flanging, re-stricking, performs operation by putting metal between dies, rams or punches. Pulled lever to operate machine, exerting pressure against metal. Released pressure on dies, and removed formed metal pieces. -- Information listed on the Army separation qualification record and honorable discharge statement. Battles and Campaigns - Rhineland Central Europe G0 33 wd 45 Decorations and Citations - EAME campaign medal with 2 bronze stars, good conduct medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Continental service - 2yrs, 0 months, 20 days Foreign Service - 0 yrs, 11 months, 11 days Although Evert was never injured, he came down with a serious fungal foot infection from wearing wet boots constantly. His feet got so painful he was hospitalized in England for several weeks.
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