Champ W. Libla - LST 531

Pfc. Champ W. Libla
3206th Quartermaster Service Co.
Name on the Wall of the Missing

Cambridge American Cemetery

Information on Champ Woodrow Libla provided by William B. Libla

Champ was born on January 1, 1917, son of Thomas R. and Mary M. Libla, of Burbank Missouri.  He had a brother Joe who also served in WWII.  He entered the service on February 9, 1943, and was assigned to the Quartermaster Corps.  He trained in Indio, Calfironia, San Bernardino California, Fort Pierce, Florida, and Camp Pickett, Virginia.  He shipped overseas in November 1943, where he served in the European theater of operations.  He died on board LST 531, one of a convoy of 8 ships that were operating in the English Channel in a dress rehearsal for D-Day.  His body was never recovered and his name is on the Wall of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery.  

A memorial plaque in his honor was placed at Wesley Chapel Dixon Cemetery, in Hiram, Missouri.

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Joe and Champ Libla