Kidwiler Class 1942
Branch of Service U S Army 33565130
service March 18,1943
MD Sec 5 Plot 169
Trained with 8th Armored Division at
Camp Polk, LA. Went overseas May 1944
and joined the 7th Armored Division.
Fought from Omaha Beach across France, Belgium, Luxenburg and Holland. Lost our tank in Holland, but we knocked out a Tiger tank before losing
ours. Fought in Battle of the Bulge at St. Vith. Crossed Rhine river and headed for Baltic
Sea, when war ended. Won 4 battle stars.
Saved the life of one of his tank crew members but
was never recognized for his heroic deed. Came home October 1945 and was discharged in December
Africa Middle East
As originally published on
Saturday, August 21, 2004.
Mr. George "Bill"
William Kidwiler, 79, of Knoxville, Md., died
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at his home. He was the
husband of Beulah Heath Kidwiler. They were
married for 57 years.
Born on Nov. 16, 1924 in Brunswick, Md., he was the son
of the late George T. Kidwiler and the late
Hazel Cooper Kidwiler.
He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in
He was a dispatcher on the B&O railroad for 43 years
where he was a member of the B&O Veterans
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II
and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He
also served in the Brunswick American Legions
Color Guard and was a member of the 7th Armed
He was an avid Pro duckpin bowler and enjoyed playing
cards at the VFW. He was a member of the VFW
Post #10421 and the American Legion Post #96
both in Brunswick.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one
daughter, Linda L. Henson and husband Donald of
Knoxville, Md.; two grandchildren, Paula Seiple
and Rhonda Pyles and husband Shane; and six
great grandchildren, Anthony and Hunter Seiple,
Khristena Daugherty, Shawn, Joshua and Jonathon
Pyles. He will also be remembered by a special
niece, Karen Cornelius and husband Norman.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry T.
Kidwiler; a daughter, Dorothy Kidwiler; and
Friends may call the Stauffer Funeral Home, 1100
North Maple Ave., Brunswick on Saturday, Aug.
21, 2004 from 2 to 9 p.m. where the family will
receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be on Sunday, Aug. 22,
2004 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church,
111 First Ave., Brunswick, Md., with Pastor
Andrea Earnest officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Petersville, Md.
Pall bearers will be Dr. Benjamin Weiser, Danny
Weiser, Sam Folland, Dwight Crone and Steve
Cascio. Honorary Pall Bearers will be members of