Kenneth C. Kottke

Staff Sergeant Kenneth C. Kottke returned to Fort Benning, GA, after spending a 10-day furlough with is wife in Eau Claire.

Kenneth C. Kottke, with an Infantry regiment at Fort Benning, GA, has been promoted from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant.

Technical Sergeant Kenneth C. Kottke, son of Mrs. Alma Kottke, Coronado, CA, has landed somewhere in England.

His wife resides at 222 Wisconsin Street.

Technical Sergeant Kottke was an instructor at Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA for three months, prior to leaving this country.

T/Sgt. K. Kottke, Serving in France Reported Missing
Technical Sergeant Kenneth C. Kottke, 222 Wisconsin Street, has been reported missing in action since July 27, according to word received here Monday by his wife, Mrs. Muriel Kottke.

Mrs. Kottke said he has been in France since June 12. He entered the service in November 1942 and went overseas on April 1 of this year.

His mother, Mrs. Alma Kottke, lives at Coronado, CA.

T/Sgt. K. Kottke Killed in Action
Technical Sergeant Kenneth C. Kottke, 222 Wisconsin Street, who was reported missing in action on July 27, has now been reported killed in action on July 28 in France.

Technical Sergeant Kottke was born on July 13, 1911 at Hudson, WI, where he attended grade and high schools. He was a graduate of the Eau Claire State Teachers College, Class of 1935.

Inducted into the service on November 16, 1942, Technical Sergeant Kottke received his basic training at Camp Robinson, AR, following which he was sent to Fort Benning, GA, where he was a machine gun instructor in the Infantry's Officers Candidate School for 14 months. 

He arrived in England in April and was sent to France on June 12. He was awarded the Infantry Expert Combat Medal on July 20.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel, city; his mother, Mrs. Alma Kottke, Coronado, CA; and one brother, Ronald, of Hudson.

The date of memorial services, which will be held in Hudson, will be announced later.

Memorial services for Technical Sergeant Kenneth C. Kottke, killed in action in France on July 28, will be held in the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson on Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 p.m.