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Chuck Wittig

Chuck Wittig

Age: 97

Residence: Prairie Village

Branch: Army

Rank: Staff sergeant

Job duty: Infantry/squad leader

Highlight of an experience or memory from WWII: Enlisted in '41 after Pearl Harbor (active duty in '42); basic at Camp Roberts, California; training and division assignment at  Camp McCoy, Wisconsin; sent to Europe ’44  and fought in  Battle of the Bulge; wounded by mortar in '45, seven months after arrival, treated in England hospital

Korea: Active reserve after WWII, called up for Korea; basic at Fort Louis, Washington; shot by sniper in Korea (13 months recuperation/nine operations); two Purple Hearts and Silver Star