Army Badge
  • Name: Emmett Truman Loucks
  • Location of Birth: Motley, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1913
  • Date of Death: February 4, 1945
  • Parents: Albert Loucks & Anna (Clemens) Loucks
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  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 10, 1941
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Emmett Truman Loucks
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: October 31, 1913
    Birth Place: Motley, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Togo, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Self
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Lynn Hemphill, sister, Togo, Itasca, Minnesota

    Staff Sergeant Loucks was a member of L Company, 3rd Battalion which was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans captured 49 men of L Company on December 30, 1944 and the men were sent to prison camps. The Germans took their uniforms and winter coats and used them to infiltrate American lines. According to the German Red Cross, Staff Sergeant Loucks died on February 4, 1945 from wounds while a prisoner of war in Germany.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:
    Newspaper article: March 14, 1945 - "Word was received Thursday by Mrs. Emmett T. Loucks of Grand Rapids that her husband S. Sgt. Loucks had died in Germany on February 4. He previously had been reported missing in action in Belgium since December 30. Apparently the young man had died a prisoner of war as the message to Mrs. Loucks came through the International Red Cross. He had been overseas since November, serving with Patton's Third Army.
    Three years ago he married Miss Judith Forseen of Squaw Lake, and it was shortly after his marriage that he went into the service. Mrs. Loucks is a member of the Cohasset School faculty."

  • Civilian Life:
    Emmett Loucks is buried overseas in Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, Belgium (Block H, Row 3, Grave 64).

    In 1946 Itasca County established the Loucks-Danyluk Memorial Forest of more than 67,000 acres in the northeastern part of the county in memory of Staff Sergeant Emmett T. Loucks and 2nd Lieutenant Franklin Danyluk, both of whom died during World War II.

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