Emmett Truman Loucks was born on October 31, 1913 in Motley, Minnesota. He was the son of Albert Burtrum/Bertram Loucks and Annie Clemens Loucks. He served in the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division as a Staff Sergeant during World War II. SSGT Loucks was captured in the Battle of The Bulge and was subsequently murdered by the SS Nazis because he refused to give information to the Nazis on US troop strength and movement. His murder galvanized the rest of the POWs not to give information to the SS.
The Nazis murdered Emmett and other US soldiers so they could take their uniforms and identification to infiltrate the Allied forces so they could cause havoc and spy on the strength and positions of the United States military units that were thrust against them. SSGT Loucks was initially buried in the Gerolstein town cemetery in Germany. His final resting place is in the Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg.
Source of information: www.findagrave.com