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Delbert Reuben Backhaus

Graduating Class of 1939
Served in World War II

Second Lieutenant
Delbert Reuben Backhaus

9th Infantry Regiment
2nd Infantry Division


Campbellsport, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death


Date of Death

Location of Burial

Lutheran Memorial Park, Kewaskum, WI

More About Second Lieutenant Backhaus

Second Lieutenant Backhaus enlisted July 14, 1941, and graduated from the United States Army's Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Fort Benning, Georgia. He completed the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and attained the rank of second lieutenant. Before going overseas, Backhaus married Arlene Aas. They stayed at Fort McCoy before he was deployed to Europe. Backhaus and Aas were only married for three weeks when Backhaus was deployed. He was assigned to Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division when he was killed in action in Normandy, France, on July 26, 1944.