Remains of Winnetka native and US Army soldier to be interred at Milwaukee cemetery

The remains of a U.S. Army soldier who was killed in World War II will be interred at a cemetery in Milwaukee on Friday.

U.S. Army Pfc. John W. Gordon was a native of Winnetka and was assigned to Company G, 2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division during World War II.

On Jan. 17, 1945, during the Battle of Reipertswiller in France, Gordon, 32, was killed in action. His company was subjected to a German counterattack after it had been cut off from Allied forces the day before.

Pfc. John W. Gordon

By Jan. 20, all men from Company G had been killed or captured and American forces were unable to recover Gordon's body, officials said.

On July 13, 2022, Gordon was accounted for by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. It was announced this week that his remains will be interred at Wood National Cemetery on Friday.

Pfc. John W. Gordon