Howard Preston Geisler was the son of William Preston Geisler and Gertruide Almarode. After his mother died in 1928, his father remarried with Lena Morrison.

Pvt. Geisler was first reported missing in action September 11, 1944. Later his family received word that he had died of wounds September 23, 1944 in Bois de Saulx (France). He had trained at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma and went overseas in July, 1944. He was initially buried at the Cemetery at Andilly-Lay St. Remy, France.

Howard P. Geisler of Rt 2, Piney Flats, Tennessee served in the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division.
Interment date – 6 December 1948 at Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN, Section H, Site 5825

The Bristol Herald Courier, 5 November 1944
Pvt. Howard Giesler of Piney Flats, Tenn., Route 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Giesler, was killed in action September 23 on the western front in France. He attended high school at Piney Flats and was pitcher for the high school baseball team. On leaving school he was employed by the Glenn L. Martin company in Baltimore, Md. He entered service August 27, 1943. Hiw widow is the former Miss Marie King of Memphis, Tenn., whom he married in 1944. She is now living in Memphis. Pvt. Giesler was home for a furlough in June and sailed for France July 1. He is survived by his parents, a sister, Mrs. Vashta Millhorn of Piney Flats; three brothers, Dalton, with the armed forces in Madison, Wis., Carl in service in the Southwest Pacific, and Verlin, railroad pullman foreman in Tampa, Fla.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 26 December 1923
  • Date of death: 23 September 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Piney Flats
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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