Louis J. Furrer

Capt. L. Furrer Graduated from Infantry School
Captain Louis J. Furrer, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Mullendore, 431 Washington Street, was graduated on December 9 from the Officers Advanced Course, Fort Benning, GA. During his course, he was attached to the First Student Training Regiment commanded by Colonel Robert H. Lord.

Captain Furrer was commissioned in 1935 and is assigned to the 117th Regiment 30th Division.  

As a student in the Officers Advanced Course, he attended lectures by noted military authorities, watched realistic demonstrations in which live ammunition was fired, and performed practical work in logistics and tactics.  

Having completed the 13-week training, Captain Furrer is prepared to serve as an infantry battalion commander or staff officer.


Captain Louis J. Furrer has arrived safely somewhere in England, according to word received by his wife. 

Captain Furrer held a reserve commission since graduating from the University of Wisconsin. 

He entered active service on April 25, 1942. Since then, he has been at Camp Wolters, TX; Fort Benning, GA; Camp Blanding, FL; Camp Forrest, TN; and Camp Atterbury, IN.

Captain Furrer attended Communication School and Battalion Commanders and Staff Officers Course at Fort Benning.


Receives Silver Star for Heroism on French Front
Captain Louis J. Furrer, husband of Mrs. Lucille M. Furrer, 431 Washington Street, has been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on July 7, 1944 in France. 

Captain Furrer was assigned to duty with an Infantry unit engaged in an assault upon an enemy-held town. When the Infantry elements were pinned down by intense hostile fire, Captain Furrer moved from place to place, within plain sight of the enemy, getting his men organized to engage the enemy. 

When the enemy resistance became so strong as to threaten to cause a withdrawal of our forces, Captain Furrer personally led his forces, moving into exposed positions, from which he fired on enemy strong points, until they were silenced, inflicting crippling casualties on the enemy and inspiring his men to move forward. 

The determined aggressive soldiership and personal bravery exhibited by Captain Furrer reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces, writes L. S. Hobbs, Major General, U.S. Army, his commanding officer. Captain Furrer, a reserve officer since June 1935, entered active duty in April 1942. He was stationed at Camp Wolters, TX; Fort Benning, GA; Camp Blanding, FL; and Camp Atterbury, IN. 

He went to England in March of this year and was in Normandy and Belgium. He returned to the United States after being wounded. He also received the Combat Infantryman's Badge.


Captain Furrer Now in France
Captain Louis J. Furrer, husband of Mrs. Lucille M. Furrer, 431 Washington Street, whose picture appeared in yesterday’s paper with an article reporting that he had been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on the French Front on July 7, returned to England after being wounded.   

He is now acting as Assistant Prison Officer in a camp in France.