In Memory of
Army Sergeant
Sherman Ira Ames
Astoria, South Dakota
Deuel County
January 8, 1913 – August 2, 1944
Died of Wound in France

 Sherman Ira Ames

Sherman Ira Ames was born in Marcus, Iowa on January 8, 1913.  Sherman’s parents were Roland and Olga Ames.  Sherman had three brothers, Robert Ames, who was a tail gunner in the Air Force, Dean Ames, who was in the Navy at Banana River in Florida and worked as an aviation machinist, and Avery Ames.  Sherman also had four sisters, Alta Loges, Margaret Ames, Carmen Luze, and Gladys DeBough.  Sherman went to school in Verdi, Minnesota and graduated from Verdi in 1931.  Sherman Ames and June Lange were married on October 8, 1943.  Sherman and June had no children.  Sherman’s family rarely spoke of him because it caused too much pain. 

On March 20, 1941, Sherman was called into the army and was trained in Fort Meade, SD.  After taking part in maneuvers in Louisiana he returned to Fort Meade but left there on February 12, 1943 where he received training for six months in the California desert.  Sherman was then sent to Camp Maxey, Texas for 12 weeks and from there went to England either June 12 or 13.  Sherman was stationed in England and was assigned the rank of army sergeant.  Sgt Ames was a tank commander of Co. F, 24th Cavalry. 

Sgt. Sherman Ira Ames was wounded when he was on reconnaissance duty on July 31 and passed away August 2, due to the wounds he received in action.

At the time Sgt. Ames was survived by his wife, June Ames, his parents, Olga and Roland Ames, three Brothers, Robert Ames, Dean Ames, Avery Ames, and four sisters, Alta Loges, Margaret Ames, Carmen Luze, and Gladys DeBough. 

This entry was respectfully submitted by Joshua L. Gudmundson, 11th grade, Deuel High School, Clear Lake, South Dakota, March 24, 2002.  Information for this entry was provided by Carmen Dannenbring, niece of Sgt. Sherman Ira Ames.