The Officers and Members of Post 403 are proud to honor two brave Wanatah natives who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.  All gave some, they gave all.

"We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free." - Ronald Reagan

Sgt. Wallace Koselke

July 17th, 1923 - November 27th 1944

Sgt Koselke was killed in action at the Battle of the Bulge in Germany.  Born in Wanatah Indiana to Victor and Clara Goetz Koselke, he graduated from Wanatah High School with the class of 1941.  In addition to his parents, he was survived by his younger brother Melvin, and baby sister Victoria Clare.

He left for service in March 1943 and received training at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Blanding, Florida.  He was assigned duty with Patton's Third Army, Company F of the 377th Infantry.


Pfc. William Mayfield

October 23rd, 1921- July 13th 1944

Pfc Mayfield served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and was killed in action in France. 

Born in Wanatah, Indiana, he was the adopted son of Dr. Charles C. E. and Laura Viola Mayfield.  Enlisting on April 27th, 1943, he was assigned to Company B, 329th Infantry.

He is buried in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery Jeffersonville, Indiana.