Willard Vincent Ofsthun
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Willard V. Ofsthun was born in
Karlstad, Kittson County, Minnesota on April 2, 1911.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
He was married on September 16, 1940 to his wife Valerie in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant (AUS) on May 8, 1943.
Ofsthun was assigned to Company
B 22nd Infantry as an Infantry Unit Commander on
June 26, 1944 and joined the Company on that date.
2nd Lieutenant Ofsthun was
killed in action in the vicinity of
La Maugerie, France on July 9, 1944.
Willard V. Ofsthun was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and later his remains were returned to the
United States where he was interred in Minnesota on November 17, 1948.
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Plot: C BLK, 7768
Grave marker for Willard V. Ofsthun
Photo by Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron
from the Find A Grave website maintained by: lil' buddy
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