Frederick D. Woleben

Frederick D. Woleben was inducted into the Army on April 16, 1942, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Home at entry: Eveleth, Minnesota.

He served as a Technician 5th Grade and laboratory technician.

He attended Officer Candidate School and upon graduation was commissioned Second Lieutenant in June 1943. He was assigned to the 959th Quartermaster Service Company of the 95th Quartermaster Battalion.

He was Company commander for 19 months and battalion officer for four months in the continental U.S. and the European Theater in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

Mr. Woleben was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Third Army), Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze battle stars, and World War II Victory Medal.

He was relieved from active duty as a First Lieutenant on February 28, 1946, at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Source: Hometown Heroes:  The Saint Louis County World War II Project, 344.

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