Today we would like to remember the life of August “Augie” Herchenratter, who served his country and community with great commitment and pride. Augie served in the Highland Light Infantry of Canada during WW2, earning the Distinguished Conduct Medal for outstanding gallantry in action during one of the most brutal and bloodiest battles of the Normandy Campaign. After the war Augie and his wife Joanne settled back in Waterloo and Augie worked for Waterloo’s Seagram Distillery. A decorated soldier and a talented athlete,Augie is in our current exhibit for his accomplishment as a baseball player; he played right field for many years for the Waterloo Tigers , he was part of the championship team in 1950. A terrific hockey player, he played pro before the war, and was Milt Schmidt’s nephew, he also coached, taking the Waterloo Siskins to the Junior “B” championships in 1954. August Herchenratter died on December 7, at the age of 98. A service will be held at Ernest & Good Family Funeral home, 171 King St. S., on Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 1:00 - 2:45 pm with a Royal Canadian Legion Branch #530 tribute ceremony at 1:00pm. The funeral service will take place at 3:00pm.
Lest we forget.
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