Print, Photographic
U.S Army Company of 109 Soldiers. Material: paper. Size: 8" x 32 1/2". Description: black and white panoramic photo shows 109 men in U.S. Army dress uniform posing in three long rows; military base in background shows barracks, trucks, storage units and another platoon; Walter Suemnick stands in the back row, 19th from the left. Photo taken in 1942, Walter came home in 1945.
Walter Suemnick was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas when state side. He also went overseas and was among the soldiers landing at Normandy, France on "D" Day, June 6, 1944. Phyllis (Halle) Suemnick was married to Walter E. Suemnick on 10 December 1945 soon after he was discharged from the U.S. Army. Walter was four years old when his mother died. His two older sisters raised him; Lillian Suemnick the eldest sister, was 13 when her mother died and Elsie (Suemnick) Henkensiefken, was 12 years old. Walter's grandmother was Grandma Abbe. Phyllis (Halle) Suemnick's parents were Robert Halle and Erma (Wood) Halle. Robert and Erma were married in 1914. Erma (Wood) Halle's sister was Helen (Wood) Papke.