More 43rd Infantry Division memorials
5/16/2015. I sponsored four small (5 in x 7 in) individual memorials which will be mounted beside the division memorial at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, that I described earlier. They are for four officers who played a large role in Wilber’s story: (1) General Leonard Wing the Division commander; (2) General Harold Barker, my Dad’s immediate superior, the commander of the division artillery; (3) my father, a battalion commander; and (4) Lt. Norbert Heidelberger, a forward observer in my father’s battalion. Wilber sent him in to where he was killed and this death affected Wilber deeply; he was still writing to Norbert’s mother two years later, and she was consoling him!