PFC Warren Chris Gerling was born in New Haven, Franklin County, Missouri November 2, 1923.

William Chris Gerling, son of Julius William Gerling & Ida Marie Pruessner
Graduated from New Haven High School in 1941
married Dorothy Pricilla Cook 2 Jan 1942 St. Louis, MO
Employed by McDonnell Aircraft Comapny St. Louis, MO
Entered U.S. Army March 7, 1943; Aug 1943 to Mar 1944 Army Specialized Training Program in Ames, Iowa – then went to Fort Leonard Wood Mar 1944 to Sept 1944 when he went to California for oversea training and was shipped out Feb 1945 to France for a month and then on to Germay.
Was Killed in Action on the front lines in Germany during World War II – six days before V-E Day (battle of Cheb, Czechoslovakia; he is name is on the Cheb 97th Infantry Division memorial)
97th Division Company K 303 Infantry Bn.