Lester I. Winebrenner

The Gettysburg Times
(Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
23 April 1945 • Page 1
The Gettysburg Times
(Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)
13 August 1946 • Page 36

Pfc. Lester I. Winebrenner, 39, son of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Winebrenner, Fairfield R.2, died Mach 23 in a prisoner of war camp of the German government, his parents were informed by the War Department Monday.
Private Winebrenner is the first countian reported to have died while a prisoner of war. The telegram from Adjudant General James Ulio said that the report of the county soldier's death was received from the teather of operations and was based on the certificate of an American medical officer present in the camp.
A confirming letter will follow later. General Ulio stated. Private Winebrenner wa an only-son. He entered the army April 7, 1942, at New Cumberland, and before going overseas he trained at Camp Chaffee, Ark, and Camp Cook, Calif.
Served With Patton
He went to England in February, 1944, and into France last July. He was serving with an infantry unit of an Armored Division with General George H. Patton's Third Army. Pfc. Winebrenner was reported as missing in action in Belgium since January 4 of this year, in a War Department telegram received by his parents January 24. The family had received no other word of their son until the notice of his death arrived Monday. Before entering the army, Private Winebrenner was engaged in the tinning business and in farming with his father, Mr. Winebrenner now is in ill health and has been confined to his home for some time. In addition to his parents, Private Winebrenner is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Henry Boland, Emmitsburg; Mrs. William Bishop and Mrs. Harvey Cullison, both of Fairfield, and Margaret Winebrenner, at home

The Star and Sentinel 21-apr-1945

Lester I. Winebrenner

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Service # 33168896

44th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania

Died: 23-Mar-45

Buried at: Plot A Row 29 Grave 44

Lorraine American Cemetery

St. Avold, France