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Brecheisen Calvin D.

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Greater Love Plaque

 

Name:
Calvin D. Brecheisen
Rank:
Technician 5th Grade
Serial Number:
Unit:
3206th Quartermaster Service Company
Date of Death:
1944-04-28
State:
Kansas
Cemetery:
Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Kansas
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Calvin D. Brecheisen was born on July 9, 1923. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Technician Fifth Grade in the 3206th Quartermaster Service Company. He was killed during the Exercise Tiger--one of the large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. This took place in April 1944 in Slapton Sands, Devon in the UK. An Allied naval convoy involved in the exercise was attacked by German submarines, and coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths. At least 749 American servicemen were killed. Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was highly classified and the full story did not come out until years later after the war. He died on April 28, 1944 and is now buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, USA.