Staff Sergeant Arthur Herrman Gerstmeyer, USMC

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Staff Sergeant Arthur Herrman Gerstmeyer, USMC.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Staff Sergeant Arthur Herrman Gerstmeyer, USMC. He is wearing a winter service coat and service hat. His uniform has the following ribbons: Award of Merit or Service Commendation Ribbon; Presidential Unit Citation; Asiatic-Pacific Theater with two bronze stars; American Theater; and American Defence. Below he wears the "Expert Rifleman" badge, the highest rifle qualification.
Arthur Herrman Gerstmeyer was born in Westbank, British Columbia, Canada in 1922, the son of Frederick Jacob and Anna Gerstmeyer. He attended Oshkosh High School and entered the Marine Corps in August 1942. He trained at San Diego California and served twenty-four months with the Marines in the Pacific and where he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and worked as a Motor Vehicle Dispatcher. He was discharged in October 1945 and returned to Oshkosh and married Hope M. Lentz. The couple had at least one child, Guy Gerstmeyer, born in 1952 in Oshkosh. Arthur died in 2000.
Object ID P2005.20.103
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Gerstmeyer, Arthur Herrman
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Marine Corps
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title Staff Sergeant Arthur Herrman Gerstmeyer, USMC
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