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Admin/Biog History Howard C. Wickert was born in Oshkosh, WI on June 12, 1919, the son of Harvey L. and Clara M. Wickert. He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1935. He worked for his father at Wickert's Food Market. He married June G. Schmeling on August 12, 1941. He enlisted in the Quartermaster Corps in October 1942 and became the head cook at Bay Shore, NY. While going on leave to visit his wife, he hitched a ride on the running board of a car. His hat blew off and he fell when he jumped from the moving car. He fractured his skull and died August 26, 1944.
Classification Archives
Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Dates of Accumulation 1943
Abstract Telegram from Reverend Wenger, concerning the death of Mess Sergeant Howard C. Wickert, to Reverend John E. Elbert, in Oshkosh, WI.

Western Union Telegram
Rev. J. E. Elbert
226 Bowen St. 1943 Aug. 28
I WAS WITH PVT HOWARD WICKERT WHEN HE PASSED AWAY ALSO TWICE ON THE EVENING BEFORE HE WAS NEVER CONSCIOUS AFTER THE ACCIDENT ON ALL MY VISITS I PRAYED FOR HOWARD. I AM SENDING YOU THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE I PROMISED MRS WICKERT TO DO SO FRATERANLLY=
WILLIAM A WENGER LUTHERAN CHAPLAIN OF MITCHELL FIELD.
Event World War II
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID RG71.26.3
Object Name Telegram
People Wickert, Howard C.
Elbert, John E.
Subjects World War II
Casualties
Military cookery
Cooks
Accidents
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