Huchthausen, Walter John, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Civil Affairs
Last Primary MOS
8605-Arts-Monuments Officer
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 38X, 9th Army
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Foreign Language(s)
German

Civil Affairs

Captain



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1903
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Perry
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 02, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Germany, West
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot BB, Row 10, Grave 236

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

George Washington Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
9th Army
  1944-1945, 38X, 9th Army
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1944 WWII - American Theater
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesHarvard University
  1924-1928, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  1928-1930, Harvard University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Prior to his assignment to the 9th Army, Captain Huchthousen served with the 3rd European Civil Affairs Regiment. On 9 December, he was in France with the 9th Army as an Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section (MFA&A) officer.

He served in Germany with the Ninth Army during the winter of 1945-46.  On 2 April 1945, he was killed by German small arms fire while serving north of Essen (Ruhr Pocket).

He had been wounded earlier in London, England during a German bombing attack.

He was the only American MFAA soldier killed in World War Two.


He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
 
   
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