Source: Rockford Morning Star, extra edition, June 6, 1944.
Source: Rockford Register Star 12/20/2016
went into Normandy on invasion day “Parents’ Absence Mars Dickie’s 10th Birthday”
Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/12/1944
drafted by army Fall 1942; fought in North Africa fought in invasion of Italy, Jeep driver on an LCT for invasion of Normandy fought in Battle of the Bulge; interpreted for German. Died 9/23/2008.
Source: Rockford Register Star 9/25/2008
“16,434 Yanks Die in France” since invasion of Normandy
76,535 wounded; 42,102 missing; and 43,205 prisoners
Navy, all theaters, to date: 54, 699 casualties; 22,665 dead; 9,746 missing; 4,469 prisoners
Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/18/1944
Lloyd J. Behrens, born April 26, 1921, in Sterling, IL, the son of Fred and Emma (Folkers) Behrens.
attended Wallace Grade School and Sterling High School and graduated from Scovill Business College before enlisting in the U.S. Army, World War II.
He served in 90th Infantry Headquarters G-2 Section Counter Intelligence. Went to Military Intelligence School in Paris, France. The 90th Infantry landed on D-Day, Utah Beach, Normandy, with General Patton, 3rd Army. Participated in five Battles and Campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Ardenns, Rhineland and Central Europe.
Married Marian Benson in Sterling. Two daughters, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.
Owned 2 businesses. Involved in numerous community activities.
Died Jan. 2, 2015.
Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel; private burial services.
Source: Rockford Register Star 1/10/2015