Strang in Fillmore County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In Memory of the Sons of Strang
North side of monument:
World War I
Pvt. Robert J. Wilkinson; Am. Expeditionary Force, U.S.A.; Sept. 6, 1889 - Oct. 12, 1928; Died in France from battle wounds.
World War II
Pvt. John Gerhard Trapp, Jr.; Co. B, 30th Replacement BN, U.S.A.; Dec. 21, 1923 - Jan. 18, 1944; Died Cassino, Italy from battle wounds.
PFC Curtis Lee Steffens, U.S.A.; Mar. 7, 1917 - June 15, 1944; Killed in action Cherbourg, France.
S-Sgt. Frank Joseph Schelbetzki, Jr.; Co. F, 134th Infantry; Dec. 27, 1914 - July 15, 1944; Killed in action St. Lo, France.
Erected in memory of early pioneers Chris and Margaret Dunker.
South side of monument:
PFC Joseph Raymond Kennel, jr.; First Marine Division U.S.M.C.; April 28, 1933 - Aug. 16, 1952; Killed in action.
Thomas Herman Ohnesorge, HM3; 7th Marines, Fleet Marine U.S.N.; Dec. 24, 1944 - June 24, 1967; Died Quang Nam from battle wounds.
In memory of the sons of Strang who made the supreme sacrifice in the defense of our nation.
Location. 40° 24.858′ N, 97° 35.219′ W. Marker is in Strang, Nebraska, in Fillmore County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Quincy Street ( Touch for map. The monument is on the west side of Main Street in Strang (pop. 29). The village is located south of County Highway 74. Marker is in this post office area: Strang NE 68444, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ohiowa Auditorium (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fairmont Army Air Field (approx. 12.6 miles away).
Categories. • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2015, by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.