Highland News Leader

City of Highland seeks information on World War II vets killed in action

The city of Highland is asking for the public’s help in identifying former Highland residents who were killed in action during World War II.

The city is planning to honor all of its fallen servicemen and their families at May 25 Memorial Day and Veterans Honor Parkway ribbon cutting ceremonies.

The new Veterans Honor Parkway, which will run from the current intersection of Iberg and Michael roads in eastern Highland to the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Troxler Avenue, will honor Highland veterans killed while on active duty. The road will include banners and kiosks honoring each such service member.

City officials, working in conjunction with Lee Iten American Legion Post 439 and Veterans of Foreign War 5694, has identified many Highland veterans to be honored, including from all recent conflicts. But they are still in need of information on several World War II veterans. They include: Neil Rood, William A. Neudecker, Paul Siegrest, Eugene Siefried, Delmar Kuhn, Herbert Frey, William F. Metzger, William F. Barrett, Delmar Schauster, LaVern Helm and Robert Fischer. All are believed to be from Highland and/or attended school here.

Researchers also have only found tenuous ties to Highland for an Edward Reimann and are seeking more information on him.

If you have any information or know any living family, call Deputy City Clerk Lana Hediger at (618) 654-9891 or email lhediger@highlandil.gov as soon as possible.