WGTE Toledo Film Features 9 Hardin County Soldiers Killed in Battle of Munda

A Toledo television station has filmed a documentary about the deaths of Hardin County service members at the Battle of Munda during World War II.

According to information from Lindsay Miller, Director of Development for WGTE Public Media, the film has been titled “A Soldier’s Story: Never Forgotten.”

The fight for a Japanese-controlled airstrip in the Solomon Islands of the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago left the Ohio Army National Guard soldiers of the 148th Infantry Regiment’s Company E trapped under fire and out of ammunition, with no water and little food or medical supplies to help them stay alive. 

By the time World War II’s Battle of Munda ended on Aug. 5, 1943, 16 of Company E’s men were dead; nine were from Hardin County.

 

WGTE will preview the film in Kenton, but the exact date and location have not yet been announced.