Tribute to Private First Class Lewis E PALMQUIST (ASN 37661574)
(April 20, 1924 - March 24, 1945)
Lewis E PALMQUIST was born on April 20, 1924 in Marion County, Iowa. He was enrolled on February 16, 1943 and entered service at Camp Dodge Herrold, Iowa. He received ASN 37661574 and was sent to Camp MacKall, North Carolina where is was assigned to B/680th GFAB.
After the Battle of the Bulge, Lewis E PALMQUIST participated to operation Varsity. On March 24, 1945, his glider arrived on the Landing Zone N around 12h00. Barely after landing, the men were pinned down by enemy small arm fires and Lewis was obliged to dig a fox-hole. It is at this moment he was hit at the head and died immediately. He has 20 years-old.
Lewis E PALMQUIST was interred at the American Military Cemetery of Margraten, Netherlands. His body returned stateside in late 1948 and he is now permanently buried at Pleasantville Cemetery, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa.
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