John Alfred Zuidema (1 February 1921 in Garfield, Iowa – Killed in action 25 March 1945 in Mehrum Möllen, Wesel, Germany) was a American Technical Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.
Early life[edit | edit source]
John was born in Garfield, Iowa on February 1, 1921 to William and Hattie Zuidema. He also had two sisters (Florence and Mary Ann). He attended Parker High School in Chicago, Illinois and worked as a Cement worker before joining the service. He became engaged to Faye E. Tiemeyer.
Military Service[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
He was killed in action on March 25, 1945 in Mehrum Möllen, Wesel, Germany. He was buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- French Croix de Guerre
- Combat Infantryman Badge
- Bronze Star Medal
- Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 campaign stars
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
- Meritorious Unit Commendation with oak leaf cluster
References[edit | edit source]
- http://www.30thinfantry.org/awards.shtml (unit decorations)
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