Staff Sergeant Jack Ulmer
Reflections on this veteran's military service
Submitted by Gary Ulmer
Jack Ulmer received many more War Medals and one special and dearest to his heart was the Medal from the country of France - the Chevalier DE LA Legion d' Honneur in English. The Chevalier legion of Honor France's highest award given to an American serviceman for his actions in battle in France. Jack also received the 50th & 60th & 70th Anniversary Metals of the Normandy landings during World War Two June 6,1944. Jack was with the 35th Division out of Topeka Kansas. He entered the Guard in June 1940. After the war, he bought his first home in the city of Lakewood, were he and his wife lived for 55 years. Jack had a family of four, two boys and two girls. His son Gary served in the Army 1970 to 1972. Later in life, Gary became a World War Two reenactor with the California History Group. At that time Jack was a part of Gary's unit and with his experience he helped with the true information about the war. Jack was a member of the American Legion in Lakewood and the V.F.W. in Long Beach. Jack passed away June 16,2011 at the age of 90 years old. He always said he enjoyed this city and every year he was at the Memorial Day Services. His picture here was in the Long Beach Press Telegram Memorial Day news paper.
Jack Ulmer's connection to Lakewood is his home and has family here.