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Ocker-Snyder Post No 321

  

 OCKER- SNYDER POST 321 

The John W. Ocker Post 321 was chartered on November 8, 1933 by World War I veterans.  The name was changed to the Ocker-Snyder Post 321 on November 22, 1946 to also honor Glen A. Snyder.  

  

JOHN WILLIAM OCKER

John William Ocker, Littlestown, PA enlisted in July 1917, with the Fifth Maryland National Guard Regiment stationed at Camp McClellan, AL.  He was appointed Sergeant in April, 1918, and was sent to France in June as a member of Headquarters Company 104th Sanitary Train.  Sergeant Ocker was placed with his unit because he did excellent work in attending the wounded.  He was killed while on duty at the front, October 11,1918.  He was the son of Mrs. Martha J. and the late James Ocker.  He was 29 years old.  (see 29th Division on webiste below, or click "29th Division")    http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwi/fieldoperations/CombatDivs.html

 

 

 

GLENN SNYDER     USS Vincennes

Glenn Snyder, Littlestown, PA.   Fireman, 2C Snyder was killed with the sinking of the Heavy Cruiser USS Vincennes (CA-44) during the Battle of Savo Island in the South Pacific on August 9, 1942. Son of Claude A. and Ella Snyder of Littlestown.

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemdtary:   /files/Am_BATTLE_MONUMENTS_COMM_snyder.pdf

http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/v3/vincennes-ii.htm   

http://forum.worldofwarships.com/index.php?/topic/2694-uss-vincennes-ca-44/

News Article 1939 John W Ocker Post 321: The Evening Sun 1939

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