Harry W Rohrback
Private First Class U. S. Army
HQ Co, 115th Inf, 29th Division
Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: 1/11/1942 Ellicot
Buried at: Locust Valley Cemetery Church of God, Burkettsville, MD
The News, January 13, 1942
PRIVATE HARRY W. ROHRBACK,JR. 21, Brunswick, Md., was
killed late last night in an automobile collision five miles
west of here on U. S. Route 40. One other county soldier,
Private Charles S. Bowers, 20, Brunswick, and a socially
prominent Baltimore couple, Mr. and Mrs. John K. Culver,
were also killed in the accident, and two others were
State Trooper W. M. Bohler said papers found on the bodies
of the soldiers indicated they had just been granted a
furlough from Fort George G. Meade, effective today. Third
Corps Army Headquarters said the men had just started a
10day leave. The accident, according to reports, occurred
about 11:30 p.m., The youths left Fort Meade around 10:30
p.m., it was believed.
Pvt. Rohrback, who celebrated his 21st birthday just eleven
days ago, was a bridegroom of less than a month. He was
married o December 24 to the former Miss Jean Gummo, of
Pvt. Rohrback was a member of the Regimental Headquarters
Company of the 115th Infantry, one of the two local units of
the regiment. He had been in service since the mobilization
of the National Guard early last year. The accident occurred
about two miles west of West Friendship. The body was taken
to a funeral parlor in Ellicott City and this morning was
removed to the funeral home in Brunswick.
Brunswick sources this morning said ht had not been learned
who was driving the car. The machine was reported to belong
to Donald Ramsburg, of Frederick, and had apparently been
borrowed by the youths to return to their homes. According
to reports, only the three soldiers were in the machine. All
drove trucks for Headquarters Company.
Rohrback, in addition to his wife, is survived by his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Rohrback, West Potomac
street, Brunswick, one brother Franklin, at home; and one
sister, Mrs. Beatrice Wilt, Lovettsville, Va. His wife
resided at his home. His paternal and maternal grandparents
also survive. They are Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hutts, Brunswick,
and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rohrback, Burkittsville.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed this morning. C.
H. Feete and Son, funeral directors.