WORLD WAR II
Reuben J. Drexler

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Reuben J. Drexler.
Year Range from 1940
Event World War II
Year range to 1945
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view image of Reuben J. Drexler. He is wearing his Service Uniform and hat.
Reuben J. Drexler was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1920. He enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard prior to World War II and was a member of the Service Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. He was called to active duty in August 1940 and was shipped to Camp Livingston, Louisiana. The 32nd Division fought in the Pacific and Reuben was present in New Guinea and in the Philippines. He rose through the ranks to become Master Sergeant and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge; Philippines Liberation badge; Bronze Star and other awards. He was discharged in 1945. See OH2001.3.5 for oral history interview.
Object ID P2005.20.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Drexler, Reuben J.
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
World War II
32nd Division
Pacific Theater of Operations
Title Reuben J. Drexler
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