Milan Engen

Awarded Bronze Star in France
T/SGT. MILAN ENGEN
WHITEHALL, WI (Special) Technical Sergeant Milan Engen, son of B.M. Engen of Whitehall, has been awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service on the fighting fronts in France. The medal was awarded by General Walker. 

Engen, who is a supply sergeant with a headquarters company, has been in France since early July. He left last January for overseas, first being stationed in England. His sister, Miss Myrtle Engen of Whitehall, believes that he has been in Paris and that he follows closely the invading armies. He wrote of their capturing 100,000 sheepskin coats that the Germans had stored in a warehouse and of other supplies that the enemy was forced to abandon. 

Sergeant Engen, graduate of Whitehall High School and Whitewater State Teachers College, was engaged in teaching commercial subjects in the Milwaukee high schools at the time that he entered service in January 1942. 

He received his training at Camp Young, CA and Camp Campbell, KY, before going overseas. His wife, the former Ruth Kussman of Ripon, who he married in May 1940, is teaching this year at Scandinavia. 

Besides his father and sister, Sergeant Engen has one brother residing in Whitehall, Mervin Engen; a brother, Theodore, at Mondovi; a brother, Ernest, in Madison; and a brother, Irwin [?], teaching at Milwaukee.