James CramerJames W. Cramer, 93, passed away Sunday, March 10, at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin, N.D.
James Wilbur Cramer was born February 11, 1920, near Leeton, MO, to Ora Samuel Cramer and Mabel (Cox) Cramer. He was educated in Leeton, and worked at the family farm until enlisting in the US Army in 1942. Jim served stateside for one year, guarding the locks at Sioux Ste. Marie, Michigan. He was then deployed overseas, serving in an infantry combat unit in England, France, and Germany. This unit was part of General Eisenhower's guard company, which set up the general's headquarters in Europe. Jim's unique role during this time was to tend and milk cows, providing fresh milk for the general.