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Gilbert Donald Esau

Born 31 Oct 1919, Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Abraham C. Esau (1886-1952), Helena (Bargen) Esau (1886-1973)
Schools Attended

Mountain Lake High, Mountain Lake, Minnesota. Class of 1937

Branch of Service Army
Additional Identifiers Non-commissioned Officer
Service Timeframe 1941 - 1945
War/Conflict World War Two 1939-1945
Principal Units and Locations

Sergeant Esau was assigned to the Service Battery, 81st Artillery Battalion.

His unit landed on Omaha Beach in the invasion of Europe and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Military Awards and Decorations


Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the 18A district serving for 20+ years. Buried in the Mountain Lake Cemetery.