Sylvester H. Kunz

SGT. SYLVESTER KUNZ
Sergeant Sylvester H. Kunz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Kunz, 1339 Main Street, is now is France, according to word received by his wife. He went there in July, after being in England since May.

He is with the Communications Division of the Infantry.

Sergeant Kunz received his training at Camp Wolters, TX; Camp Rucker, AL; and Camp Butner, NC.


Yanks Take Three Nazis Following German Surrender
Three German fliers, who landed their plane in a field in the First Battalion area of the 134th Infantry, were captured by Sergeant Sylvester Kunz, Eau Claire, and Private First Class Glenn Martin of New Philadelphia, Ohio, a few hours after the Nazis' surrender was announced, as they returned from a message-center run to regiment.

"We were driving along about dusk, when a civilian waved us down and jabbered excitedly, while pointing into a field nearby," Kunz said. "We saw a liaison plane with German markings and three men standing by it."

The two Infantrymen drove across the field, loaded the three Nazis in the jeep, and took them to regiment.

They didn't give us any trouble," Kunz said. "They claimed that their commanding officer, at an air field near the Czech border, told them the war was over and for them to 'take off.' They even brought all their baggage along."


Sergeant Sylvester H. Kunz, husband of Ila M. Kunz, is en route home from Europe with the five-star "Sante Fe" Division, which, in ten months, battled across the Elbe River to within 42 miles of Berlin. He holds the Good Conduct Medal, European Theater of Operations Ribbon with five Battle Stars, and the Presidential Unit Citation.