The Yorktown Herald

Sgt. Arthur Rohl Killed in Action December 13 on Leyte

Technical Sergeant Arthur G. Rohl, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Rohl, now of Jefferson Valley, but formerly of Shrub Oak, was reported killed in action on Leyte in the Philippines on December 13th, according to a telegram received by his parents from the government on Friday last.

Sergeant Rohl was 28 years of age, and was born in Peekskill on October 15, 1916. He attended and graduated from the Guardian Parochial School in Peekskill. He moved to Shrub Oak with his family and attended and graduated from Shrub Oak High School, class of '35.

He entered the service in February 1942 and was assigned to the Infantry and at the time of his death was serving with the 77th Division. He received his training at Fort Jackson, Camp Pickett, Virginia, and Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, and left the country from a California base in July 1944.

He was home on furlough about a year prior to meeting his death. Sergeant Rohl served during the battle for Guam, following which he received the Infantry Badge for meritorious service in combat. The last communication from Sergeant Rohl received by his parents was headed December 4th.

Before entering the service Sergeant Rohl was employed by the Dravo Construction Corporation at Shaft 8 at Kent Cliffs.

His younger brother, Corporal Lewis Rohl is serving with the Air Transport Command in India. Other survivors besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Curran of New York City and Miss Elaine Rohl of Jefferson Valley. Sergeant Rohl was a member of the Assumption Church, Peekskill, where a regular military mass was said for him on Tuesday at 9 A.M.

Source: The Yorktown Herald, Vol. XXI No. 3, January 18, 1945 

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