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Robert Don Wendroff

Graduating Class of 1940
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Private First Class Wendroff

Private First Class
Robert Don Wendroff

149th Tank Battalion


Watertown, SD

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Cabanatuan, Philippines

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Mount Zion Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD

More About Private First Class Wendroff

Private First Class Wendroff studied Advertising while at the university. He was active in the Daily Cardinal for a majority of his school career and served as an Associate Business Manager his senior year. He was also a member of Phi Epsilon Pi.

Pfc. Wendroff died from thiamine deficiency at Cabanatuan POW Camp while a Japanese Prisoner of War in the Philippine Islands. After the war, his remains were buried at the American Military Cemetery (Fort William McKinley) in Manila, Philippines.