Minnesota Discovery Center

Edward Louis Sterle, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:37327839
location:Company E, 345th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division in the Rhineland and Ardennes campaigns in the European Theater.
enlistment date:Dec. 12, 1942
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Sept. 13, 1945
place discharged:Fort Custer, MI
decorations: Combat Infantryman Badge (1941-)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Purple Heart (1932-)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:Wounded in action January 30, 1944 by machine gunfire, shattering bone in the left leg, and was hospitalized in France, England, New York, Kansas, and finally in the Percy Jones Hospital Center at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 307; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota; (3) Chisholm War History Committee Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Feb. 9, 1920
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:None
father:John Sterle
mother:Mary Sterle (nee Obolnar)
siblings:Marie Rose John Frank Joe Louis
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 2/10/2016