Amsler, Jack Ward, Pvt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 745, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
Service Years
1941 - 1942


One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Grand Forks County, ND

Casualty Date
Jan 19, 1942
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Missing in Action

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenBattling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Philippine Division3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1941-1942, 745, Philippine Division
  1941-1942, 745, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Private Jack Ward Amsler was born into the Arikara Nation on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, along the Missouri RIver. (He appears many times  in the Indian Rolls). He was one of six children of Thelma Amsler.  In 1930, he was living in the Sahnish Village, Mountrail, North Dakota. He last appears on the Indian Rolls in the January 1939 Indian Census Rolls.

Apparently, he  had enlisted at Camp Lewis, Seattle, Washington on 7 April 1941 with service designated in Manilla, Philippines..

In the Philippines, he served with Company M, 3rd battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment.  He was killed in the heavy combat action near Abucay Hacienda, Philippines.

He is still listed as MIA, listed as unrecoverable.

"Sanish Youth is Missing in Action," The Bismarck Tribune, 20 November 1942, page 3 (unit roster listing) (day-to-day combat) (Indian Rolls for Fort Berthold Indan Reservation, North Dakota)  (website for the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation)
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