ARNOLD CHARLES SHERMAN
HOME : TEN MILE, OR
Plaque : Wall 2, Row A, Col 5
KIA FEBRUARY 11, 1945- Pvt. Arnold C. Sherman served in the US Army Infantry 279th Replacement Company from June 1944 to February 1945. He was born March 17, 1925 in Ponca, Nebraska, the oldest of a family of 6 brothers and sisters. He married Arbutus P. Albro August 13, 1943. They had one daughter; Susan who was only a few months old when he was called to serve. His musical talents were well known by family, friends and the community. He performed with his father for dances and other events in Douglas County beginning at the age of 14. He worked as a logger and at a telephone company. He was stationed in Fort Lewis Washington, Camp Hood Texas and Fort Ord California before being transferred to Hollandia, New Guinea where he received further training as part of forces preparing for a landing on Leyte Island, Philippines. He was aboard LST 577 as part of a large convoy sailing to Leyte Island when on the morning of February 11, 1945 the LST was hit by 2 torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. The resulting explosions split the vessel in half and the stern section of the ship sank in seconds. Pvt. Sherman was among over 100 men below deck at the time that he was killed. May we never forget to honor all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, ASIATIC PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL, PURPLE HEART MEDAL
Theatre of Operation
WORLD WAR II/ ASIATIC PACIFIC/ KIA