Harold Fuelling, pictured with the other Adams County soldiers who enlisted at that time.

Harold Fred Fuelling was born on March 20, 1919 to Henry W. and Louise (Kukelhan) Fuelling. Henry and Louise had seven children; Wilbert Friedrich, Marvin Diedrich, Helen Wilhelmine, and Edward Herman, the other two children's names are unknown. Edward and Marvin died shortly after they were born. The family was from the Marion Township in Allen County, Indiana.

Harold enlisted in the United States Army on April 19, 1941. He went to training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi; Camp Carrabelle, Florida; and Camp Livingston, Louisiana. Harold was a Staff Sergeant on the 152nd Infantry Regiment, harold_1.jpg38th Infantry Division. The 38th Division was nicknamed the "Avengers of Bataan," for recognition to their contribution in clearing the Philippines.He was sent overseas in December of 1943 and was a member of the campaigns in New Guinea, Leyte, and Luzon.

Harold was killed in action on May 18, 1945, and is buried in the U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery No. 2, Plot L Row 17 Grave 98, in Manila, Philippines.

Information collected and researched by Meghan Quinn, 2014.


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Gold Star Honor Roll: Adams County. Bloomington: Indiana War History Commission, 1949. Print. Vol. 1 of Indiana in World War II.

"Henry W Fuelling." Henry W Fuelling. Web. 9 Dec. 2014.

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