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Eugene Matson Zender

Graduating Class of 1941
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of First Lieutenant Zender

First Lieutenant
Eugene Matson Zender

Company E
83rd Infantry Division
329th Infantry Regiment


Wausau, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Sainteny, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, France

More About First Lieutenant Zender

Lieutenant Zender was inducted in April, 1941, and commissioned in July, 1942. He served as a weapons-platoon leader with an infantry unit that participated in the invasion of Europe.

Lt. Zender's unit landed at Normandy ten days after D-Day and was immediately thrown into combat. His company (Company E) suffered 50% casualties during July, 1944. He was killed in action on July 13, 1944 in France.