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COUNTY MILITARY SERVICE
Individuals Who Served
Veteran of World War I - U.S. Army
uncle, Floyd WREN who was born in Oconto Oct
25, 1891 moved to Milwaukee in 1910 and then volunteered in
PA to serve in WWI (the Wisconsin units were already filled with
He served as an ambulance driver and was awarded the Croix de Guerre.
survived the war, married Ann KETTER of Milwaukee in Chicago in 1935
died in Chicago Dec 1, 1954.
was skilled both with horses, having
worked alongside his father at the Holt-Balcom Logging Camps (based in
Oconto County), and with trucks, working as mechanic for his sister's
Fetter Storage Warehouse, in Chicago. He could fix a truck when others
had given up. Not a book-smart man, he was skilled with people, horses
and mechanical vehicles, which served him well in WWI, keeping his
running when others had to be abandoned.
served and was decorated for his bravery;
he deserves to be remembered.
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