Skip to comments.D-Day veteran, Medal of Honor recipient, Walter Ehlers dies at age 92
Posted on 02/21/2014 5:11:29 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers died Thursday at age 92.
Walter D. Ehlers was born May 7, 1921 in Junction City, Kansas. In October 1940, he and his brother Roland enlisted in the Army and Walter would go on to be part of the 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, where he and his unit stormed the beach on the second wave of the D-Day Normandy invasion.
His brother Roland was killed in the invasion. Staff Sergeant Ehlers heroic actions on the battlefield near Goville, France during June 9- 10, 1944 led to him being awarded the Medal of Honor. After receiving the award, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and left the Army after five years of service.
After the war he returned to Kansas and later moved to California, where he retired from the Veterans Administration. He leaves behind his wife Dorothy, three children, 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Take a moment to read the citation of a hero.
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Rest is Peace Walter, as you rejoin your brother in a far better place.
Looks like it is about 5 miles inland from Omaha beach.
Mark Levin read Walter Ehler’s story on the show tonight. It was very inspirational.
Walter D Ehlers: A REAL American Hero!
Thank you Walter. We owe you an eternal debt of gratitude.