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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War Two

Roll of Honor

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Photo of Eldon W. Akins
Eldon W. Akins
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Private (Private First Class by Temp. Burial info)Born: 8/25/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 6/30/1942
Deceased: 7/28/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Pont-Hebert,Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Hometown: California
Army Serial Number: 39390982
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: E row 10 grave 15
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’35.5″N 0°51’26.4″W

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Photo of Peter Bacle
Peter Bacle
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, C Company Rank: Staff Sergeant, halftrack-driverBorn: 4/7/1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross
Enlisted: 07/27/1940
Deceased: 11/19/1944 Died Of Wounds (DOW)  at Heerlen, The Netherlands
Location: 53rd Field Hospital
Hometown: Mangham, Louisiana
Army Serial Number: 14010206
Burial:
Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality
Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: P row 17 grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 50°48’59.4″N 5°48’32.7″E

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Photo of Stanley Bardyszewski
Stanley Bardyszewski
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1910

Awards and Citations: None (as far as we know)
Enlisted: 3/12/1942
Deceased: 11/13/1942 (Died, Non-battle)
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Mercer County, New Jersey
Army Serial Number: 32249788
Burial: North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Carthage Tunis, Tunisia
Plot: Plot A Row 19 Grave 9
GPS (lat/lon): 36°51’53.5″N 10°19’46.7″E

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Photo of Roy L Basham
Roy L Basham
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Staff SergeantBorn: 1907

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/05/1942
Deceased: 7/28/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Pont-Hébert, Normandy, France
Hometown: Grayson, Kentucky
Army Serial Number: 6472162
Burial:Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot I Row 8 Grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.1″N 0°51’34.7″W

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Photo of Harold J Blackford
Harold J Blackford
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: +/-1924/1925

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 8/12/1944 (KIA) Killed in action
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Michigan, Wayne County
Army Serial Number: 36882668
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: A row 8 grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’34.0″N 0°51’17.9″W

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Photo of Fred J Blevins
Fred J Blevins
17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div – A Company Rank: Technician 5th GradeBorn: 01/01/1919 Tennessee

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 10/28/1940
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Normandy, St. Lo region, France
Hometown: Charlton County, Georgia
Army Serial Number: 14032332
Burial: Taylor Place Cemetary
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 36°23’14.8″N 84°56’11.8″W

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Photo of Ralph Blevins
Ralph Blevins
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Staff SergeantBorn: 1924 (?), place: Winfield, Scott County, Tennessee, USA

Awards and Citations: Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: 7/03/1943
Deceased: 10/7/1944 DOW (Died Of Wounds)
Location:
Ubach/ Palenberg, Germany
Hometown: Tennessee
Army Serial Number: 7085616
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: A row 8 grave 26
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’50.9″N 5°53’59.1″E

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Photo of Bill William Henry Lejeune Bobo
Bill William Henry Lejeune Bobo
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 11/13/1924, Texas

Awards and Citations: Unknown
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 09/26/1944 Died, Non-battle (DNB)
Location: Unknown
Hometown: Nacogdoches County, Texas
Army Serial Number: 38478432
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium

Plot: Plot: B row 15 grave 10
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’48.7″N 5°54’02.7″E

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Photo of Francis J. Bonitatibus
Francis J. Bonitatibus
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: PrivateBorn: 5/21/1916

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: March 11, 1942
Deceased: 06/15/1944 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Carentan, Normandy, France
Hometown: Washington County, New York
Army Serial Number: 32226302
Burial: Union Cemetery
Fort Edward, New York, United States
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 43°17’17.2″N 73°35’09.3″W

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Photo of John T Bowman
John T Bowman
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 02/04/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/02/1942
Deceased: 10/12/1944 Died of Wounds
Location: Germany, Siegfried Line
Hometown: Petersburg Virginia
Army Serial Number: 33122222
Burial: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Plot: Ward U, Section 8, Square 10a 
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Richard H. Boynton
Richard H. Boynton
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, B Company Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 07/21/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: March 10, 1942
Deceased: July 20, 1943 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Menfi, Provincia di Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy
Hometown: PORTLAND MAINE
Army Serial Number: 11067657
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 44°13’13.0″N 69°46’34.2″W

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Photo of John Michael Cabey
John Michael Cabey
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 01/26/1914

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 04/08/1941
Deceased: 06/19/1944 DOW (Died Of Wounds)
Location: La Mine, France (unconfirmed)
Hometown: Hampden County, Massachusetts
Army Serial Number: 31039720
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: H row 18 grave 6
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.7″N 0°51’31.1″W

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Photo of Amado P Castro
Amado P Castro
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 06/30/1919

Awards and Citations: Purple Hart (Unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 10/20/1944
Deceased: 08/04/1944
Location: Vire and Saint Sever Calvados, Normandy, France
Hometown: Santa Barbara California
Army Serial Number: 39110580
Burial: Calvary Cemetery
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA

Plot: Grave #2 Tier 5 and the section is Old Victory
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Photo of Richard Chavez
Richard Chavez
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company C Rank: PrivateBorn: 03/28/1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 10/06/1942
Deceased: 12/21/1944 DOW (Died of Wounds)
Location: Oidtweiler Alsdorf, Germany
Hometown: Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Army Serial Number: 38167989
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA 
Plot
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Albert F Clark
Albert F Clark
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 1919

Awards and Citations: Bronze Star – Purple Heart
Enlisted: 09/08/1941
Deceased: 04/10/1945 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Lichtenberg, Salzgitter, Germany
Hometown: Baltimore City County, Maryland
Army Serial Number: 33066504
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten
Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot:
N row, 13 grave 14
GPS (lat/lon): 50°49’02.2″N 5°48’32.9″E

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Photo of 1st LT Francis Joseph Crimmins
1st LT Francis Joseph Crimmins
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company – A Rank: First LieutenantBorn: 1904

Awards and Citations: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 09/15/1944 Killed in action (KIA)
Location: North of Maastricht, Meersen, Limburg, Holland
Hometown: Massachusetts
Army Serial Number: O-495555
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers Liège, Belgium
Plot: G row 6 grave 27
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’54.2″N 5°54’07.2″E

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Photo of George H Davisson
George H Davisson
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: PrivateBorn: 03/18/1913

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 07/10/1940
Deceased: 04/10/1945 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Lichtenberg, Salzgitter, Germany
Hometown: Clarksburg, Virginia
Army Serial Number: 15010336
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA 
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Photo of Anthony Di Bartollo
Anthony Di Bartollo
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1915

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 04/01/1942
Deceased: 06/16/1944
Location: Saint-Clair-Sur Elle, Normandy France
Hometown: New York, Bronx County, USA
Army Serial Number: 32295015
Burial: Saint Raymond’s Cemetery (New)
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot: old section 16 r22 p33
GPS (lat/lon): 40°49’20.7″N 73°49’52.0″W

 

 

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Photo of Ralph E. Engle
Ralph E. Engle
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: CorporalBorn: 10/20/1917

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 02/10/1942
Deceased: before july 1943 KIA (Killed In Action)
Location: Tunisia, North Africa
Hometown: Knox, Kentucky, United States
Army Serial Number: 35265896
Burial: Warfield-Terrell Cemetery, Kentucky USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Elmo C. Farrow
Elmo C. Farrow
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 1919 (+/-)

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Uknown
Deceased: 06/15/1944 DOW (Died Of Wounds)
Location: Uknown
Hometown: United States, Georgia, Macon, Bibb County, Elm street 454
Army Serial Number: 7087157
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer,
Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: H row 13 grave 12
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.9″N 0°51’30.1″W

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Photo of First name : Unknown Feldman
First name : Unknown Feldman
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company B Rank: PrivateBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: Missing 01/09/1945
Location: Belgium, Ardennes, Samree
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial: Unknown
Plot:Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Photo of William Fink
William Fink
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company B Rank: Staff Sergeant, platoonsergeantBorn: 1911

Awards and Citations: Silver Star & Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/17/1941
Deceased: 08/12/1943 DNB (Died-Non-Battle)
Location: Corleone, Palermo, Italy
Hometown: CHICAGO ILLINOIS, COUNTY COOK
Army Serial Number: 36003886
Burial: Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery
Plot: 
GPS (lat/lon): 41°51’23.0″N 87°53’34.5″W

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Photo of Earl T Forbes
Earl T Forbes
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A or B Rank: PrivateBorn: 1912

Awards and Citations: Silver Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: 09/15/1943
Deceased: 01/04/1945 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: Odeigne, La Batty, Cosy, Erezee, Beffe, Devant-Tâve, Lamorménil, Dochamps, Amonines
Hometown: 
Army Serial Number: 3589476
Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial 
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot:
H row 7 grave 36
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’50.2″N 5°54’11.2″E

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Photo of Charles L Franch
Charles L Franch
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 12/11/1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfimed)
Enlisted: 07/30/1942
Deceased: 08/13/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Barenton, Normandy, France
Hometown: Las Animas, Colorado
Army Serial Number: 37351208
Burial: Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France

Plot: A row 9 grave 2
GPS (lat/lon): 48°31’06.8″N 1°18’11.4″W

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Photo of Joseph (Giuseppe) Silvio Fumagalli
Joseph (Giuseppe) Silvio Fumagalli
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Technician 5th GradeBorn: –/–/1923

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/23/1943
Deceased: 01/19/1945 (KIA) Killed in Action
Location: near Houffalize (not confirmed)
Hometown: New York, the Bronx
Army Serial Number: 32813723
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: E row 12 grave 24
GPS (lat/lon): 50°41’53.4″N 5°54’05.3″E

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Photo of John W Harrison
John W Harrison
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart, Bronze Star
Enlisted: 06/15/1942
Deceased: 12/09/1944 DOW (Died of Wounds)
Location: Beaswyler, Germany
Hometown: Multnomah, Oregon
Army Serial Number: 39310916 
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: A row 20 grave 27
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Frederick J Hartig
Frederick J Hartig
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 1923

Awards and Citations: None
Enlisted: 02/07/1942
Deceased: 09/30/1943 Died Non-Battle
Location: Sicily/ North Africa
Hometown: Michigan, County Bay
Army Serial Number: 16062002
Burial: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: G row 12 grave 39
GPS (lat/lon): 41°27’51.5″N 12°39’25.9″E

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Photo of John Hoffman
John Hoffman
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, A Company Rank: PrivateBorn: 09/26/1906

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: June 15, 1942
Deceased: June 15, 1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: France, Normandy, Carentan
Hometown: Hamilton County, Ohio
Army Serial Number: 35458415
Burial: Old Saint Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio,USA
Burial date: November 16, 1948
Section: 33, Grave 20S
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Photo of Henry Wright Hurley
Henry Wright Hurley
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Headquarters Rank: Lieutenant ColonelBorn: 11/26/1911

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (Unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/14/1943
Location: Butera, Sicily
Hometown: Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Army Serial Number: O-020560
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 12, Site: 4076
GPS (lat/lon): 38°52’36.2″N 77°04’04.9″W

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Photo of Raphael E Jannuzzi
Raphael E Jannuzzi
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: 2nd LieutenantBorn: 04/15/1913

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 06/16/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Saint-Clair-Sur Elle, Normandy France
Hometown: Assembly District 4, Queens, New York City, Queens, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: O-1110585
Burial: Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, US
Plot: H, 11319
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

 

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Photo of Randolph Clifford Jennie
Randolph Clifford Jennie
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, A Company Rank: CorporalBorn: 09/21/1921 Lookingglass, Douglas County, Oregon

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Rural, Douglas, Oregon
Army Serial Number: 39323215
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: C row 20 grave 34
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Adam F Kauchis
Adam F Kauchis
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: SergeantBorn: 08/16/1915

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 11/28/1940
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location:Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Utica City, Oneida, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: A 32025171
Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Yorkville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Plot: Section 17
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Thomas Wallace Kelly Jr
Thomas Wallace Kelly Jr
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Headquarters Rank: CaptainBorn: 10/30/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/28/1944
Location: Pont-Hebert, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Hometown: Missouri, Pemiscot County
Army Serial Number: O-431192
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial stone: New Lorimier Cemetery
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA
Plot Normandy: C row 17 grave 28
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Edward C Kenny
Edward C Kenny
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 05/28/1914

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/09/1942
Deceased: 07/30/1944
Location: Normandy France
Hometown: San Francisco, California, United States
Army Serial Number: 39116601
Burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot: C. 45
GPS (lat/lon): 37°37’58.8″N 122°25’57.7″W

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Photo of Kenneth W Kenyon
Kenneth W Kenyon
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 09/22/1923

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 12/21/1941
Deceased: 08/10/1944
Location: Normandy, France
Hometown: Rhode Island, Washington County
Army Serial Number: 11036895
Burial: Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: C row 11 grave 13
GPS (lat/lon): 48°31’09.4″N 1°18’12.0″W

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Photo of Charles J Kildea
Charles J Kildea
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: CorporalBron: 1916

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 06/04/1942
Deceased: 01/09/1945 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Belgium, Adennes, Dochamps
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Army Serial Number: 33316151
Burial:Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot: D row 5 grave 31
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of #1 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
#1 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: UnknownBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 01/04/1945 (Missing)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: La Batty, Consy, Beffe, Devant-Tâve
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial:
Unknown

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Photo of #2 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
#2 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: UnknownBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 01/04/1945 (Missing)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: La Batty, Consy, Beffe, Devant-Tâve
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial:
Unknown

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Photo of #3 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
#3 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: UnknownBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 01/04/1945 (Missing)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: La Batty, Consy, Beffe, Devant-Tâve
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial:
Unknown

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Photo of #4 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
#4 Missing 01/04/1945 – 01/06/1945 KNOWN BUT TO GOD
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: UnknownBorn: Unknown

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 01/04/1945 (Missing)
Location: Belgium, Ardennes region: La Batty, Consy, Beffe, Devant-Tâve
Hometown: Unknown
Army Serial Number: Unknown
Burial:
Unknown

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Photo of Thomas N Koliopulos
Thomas N Koliopulos
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 01/05/1919

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 09/12/1941
Deceased: 01/19/1945 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Region, Houffalize, Belgium
Hometown: Cp Upton, Yaphank, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: 32173441
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum
River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Raymond V Larkin
Raymond V Larkin
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company E Rank: PrivateBorn: 01/05/1924

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (Unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/05/1942
Deceased: 06/15/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Carentan, Normandy, France
Hometown: Erie County, Buffalo New York
Army Serial Number: A-12044508
Burial: Nativity Cemetery
Orchard Park, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

 

 


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Photo of William Stanley Majewski
William Stanley Majewski
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: SergeantBorn: 11/13/1915

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 01/08/1941
Deceased: 06/14/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: African Campaign/ Sicilian Campaign
Hometown: Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
Army Serial Number: 31006197
Burial: Saint Bridgets Cemetery, Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Unknowm
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Photo of Charles W Mantha
Charles W Mantha
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company C Rank: CorporalBorn: 02/07/1912

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 03/09/1942
Deceased: 10/05/1944
Location: Palenberg, Germany
Hometown: Islip Town, Suffolk, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: 32224677
Burial: Saint Lawrence Martyr Roman Catholic Cemetery Sayville,
Suffolk CountyNew YorkUSA

Plot:
GPS (lat/lon): 40°45’15.9″N 73°05’35.8″W

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Photo of Joseph F Masterson
Joseph F Masterson
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company B Rank: PrivateBorn: 1917

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 07/01/1941
Deceased: 02/21/1944 Died non-battle
Location: England
Hometown: Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Army Serial Number: 33072246
Burial: Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: F row 6 grave 40
GPS (lat/lon): 52°13’03.8″N 0°03’18.0″E

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Photo of Cecil Earle “Buddy” McMahan
Cecil Earle “Buddy” McMahan
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, C.O. of Company A Rank: CaptainBorn: 07/17/1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 05/20/1941
Deceased: 07/27/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Le Mesnil-Herman, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Hometown: Tuscumbia, County, Alabama
Army Serial Number: O-415287
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery
Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Plot:
GPS (lat/lon): 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo of Dan Donald Mikovich
Dan Donald Mikovich
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: PrivateBorn: 02/28/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 11/02/1942
Deceased: 07/27/1944 (Killed in Action)
Location: Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Butte, Montana, United States
Army Serial Number: 39613768
Burial: Inglewood Park Cemetery
PlotGR 4, LOT 158, MAGNOLIA
GPS (lat/lon): 33°58’19.5″N 118°20’24.4″W

 

 

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Photo of Donald L Mitchell
Donald L Mitchell
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company D, 3rd platoon Rank: 1st LieutenantBorn: 1915

Awards and Citations: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 11/23/1944
Location: Nort East of Setterich, Puffendorf, Germany
Hometown: Wyandotte County, Kansas
Army Serial Number: O1105682 
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: C row 9 grave 16
GPS (lat/lon): 50°49’01.0″N 5°48’20.9″E

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Photo of George M Natale
George M Natale
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1908

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 03/12/1942
Deceased: 10/13/1944 (Killed in Action)
Location: Ft Devens, Massachusetts, United States
Hometown: Massachusetts
Army Serial Number: 31072785
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium
Plot: D row 8 grave 41
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Cleon Neal
Cleon Neal
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 04/04/1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 05/22/1941
Deceased: <24/08/1944 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Barenton, Normandy France
Hometown: Gibson, Glascock County, Georgia, United States
Army Serial Number: 34082747
Burial: Current: Unknwon. Temporary: the Le Chêne-Guérin American Cemetary in Normandy ,France.
Plot: –
GPS (lat/lon): –

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Photo of Clyde H. Nugent
Clyde H. Nugent
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Staff SergeantBorn: 01/19/1907

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart unconfirmed
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 06/12/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: North African Campaign/ Invasion Sicily
Hometown: Michigan
Army Serial Number: 36103713
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery
Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana
Plot: unknown
GPS (lat/lon): unknown

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Photo of Andy Pasztorcsak/ Pasturick
Andy Pasztorcsak/ Pasturick
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company – B Rank: PrivateBorn: 11/2/1908

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/14/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location:
Butera, Caltanissetta,Italy
Hometown: 937 Graham street,North Belle Vernon
Army Serial Number: 33264353
Burial: North Belle Vernon
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: SECTION 01 Lot 056 Grave 7
GPS (lat/lon): 40°07’56.6″N 79°51’02.0″W

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Photo of Chester (Butch) L Patcyk
Chester (Butch) L Patcyk
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Baker Company Rank: PrivateBorn: 1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 08/06/1944 (Killed in Action)
Location: France, Normandy, Saint-Sever-Calvados
Hometown: West Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Army Serial Number: 32729821
Burial: Saint Joseph Cemetery
Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA

Plot:
GPS (lat/lon): 40°49’36.6″N 79°30’31.0″W

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Photo of Burnett M “Bud” Payson
Burnett M “Bud” Payson
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company E Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 12/24/1918

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/08/1941
Deceased: 02/23/1945
Location: Germany, Julich, Ruhr River
Hometown: MAINE
Army Serial Number: 33107533
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: G row 15 grave 23
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Leroy C Proctor
Leroy C Proctor
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company C Rank: PrivateBorn: 1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 03/27/1943
Deceased: 04/16/1945
Location: Magdenburg, Germany
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Army Serial Number: 33435955
Burial: Franklin Cemetery
Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot:  I 71
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Harry R. Rothenberger
Harry R. Rothenberger
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 06/21/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 10/15/1942
Deceased: 06/12/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: North African/ Sicily campaign
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Army Serial Number: 33368825
Burial: Laureldale Cemetery,Tuckerton, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): Unknown

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Photo of Rodger P Russell Jr.
Rodger P Russell Jr.
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: SergeantBorn: 09/05/1919

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 11/12/1941
Deceased: 11/24/1944
Location: Germany
Hometown: Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Army Serial Number: 34174111
Burial: Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Plot: Sec Annex 5-N Lot 2 & 3
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Ralph Sirico
Ralph Sirico
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: CorporalBorn: 1910

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 05/25/1942
Deceased: 10/13/1944
Location: Wurselen/ Schaufenberg, Germany
Hometown: Bronx (Districts 501-750), Bronx, New York, United States
Army Serial Number: 32343165
Burial: Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium
Plot: E row 11 grave 52
GPS (lat/lon): 50.6985, 5.90089

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Photo of Gene (Eugene) P Skurky
Gene (Eugene) P Skurky
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Technician 5th GradeBorn: 03/28/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 12/10/1941
Deceased: 01/13/1945 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Belgium
Hometown: Cambria, Pennsylvania
Army Serial Number: 33108238
Burial: Calvary Cemetery
Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot:  Sec J
GPS (lat/lon): –

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Photo of Farris D Smith
Farris D Smith
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 06/03/1922

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/04/1942
Deceased: 10/13/1944 (Killed in Action)
Location: Würselen, Germany
Hometown: Missouri, Texas County
Army Serial Number: 17161706
Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri, USA
Plot: North East 1st 130-4
GPS (lat): 

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Photo of Paul F Snider
Paul F Snider
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Headquarters Rank: Private First Class

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/09/1942
Deceased: 03/03/1945 DOW (Died of Wounds)
Location: Schiefbahn, Germany
Hometown: Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, United States
Army Serial Number: 35256976
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot: F row 11 grave 15
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Thomas H Snyder
Thomas H Snyder
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company D Rank: PrivateBorn: 03/15/1945

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross
Enlisted: 03/10/1943
Deceased: 03/330/1945
Location: West of Lüdinghausen -Ams Canal now at Olfen, Germany
Hometown: Michigan
Army Serial Number: 15121676
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
PLOTSec: 12, Site: 7577
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Lloyd D Sublett
Lloyd D Sublett
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1913

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 12/15/1942
Deceased: 07/13/1943 KIA (Killed in Action)
Location: Gela, Cinnicetti, Naro, Campobello, Butera; Sicily
Hometown: SAN JOAQUIN/ MERCED, FRESNO CALIFORNIA
Army Serial Number: 39690506
Burial: Sicily-Rome American CemeteryNettuno, Italy
Plot: Plot E Row 5 Grave 16
GPS (lat/lon): 41°27’52.6″N 12°39’29.8″E 

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Photo of Frederick Jr. C Summers
Frederick Jr. C Summers
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 1919

Awards and Citations: None (unconfirmed)
Enlisted: 12/02/1941
Deceased: 03/30/1944 DNB (Died Non-battle)
Location: England
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Army Serial Number: 33068929
Burial: Parkwood Cemetery and Mausoleum
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot: Linden 26
GPS (lat/lon):

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Photo of Henry Gladston Taylor
Henry Gladston Taylor
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: CorporalBorn: 07/04/1914

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 07/11/1941
Deceased: 08/12/1944
Location: Barenton, Normandy, France
Hometown: Garner road, Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States
Army Serial Number: 34089455
Burial: Corinth Cemetery Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA
Plot: –
GPS (lat/lon): –

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Photo of James G Waldron
James G Waldron
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company A Rank: CorporalBorn: 07/29/1910

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: Unknown
Deceased: 07/27/1944 (Killed in Action)
Location: Les Mesnil-Herman, Normandy France
Hometown: Arkansas Baxter County/ Missouri
Army Serial Number: 37206754
Burial: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot: Section H, site 86
GPS (lat/lon): 39°21’00.3″N 94°55’55.0″W

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Photo of Gordon F Walker
Gordon F Walker
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Recon Battalion Rank: SergeantBorn: 05/05/1918

Awards and Citations: Legion of Merit, Purple Heart
Enlisted: 06/13/1942
Deceased: 06/16/1944
Location: Saint-Clair-Sur Elle, Normandy, France
Hometown: Ontario County, New York
Army Serial Number: 32140999
Burial: Rose Ridge Cemetery
Naples, Ontario County, New York, USA
Plot:
GPS (lat/lon): 42°37’03.5″N 77°24’39.3″W

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Photo of Henry Walker
Henry Walker
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, (probably) Company ‘C’ Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 03/23/1920

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 11/06/1941
Deceased: 04/16/1945 DOW (Died of Wounds)
Location: Magdenburg, Germany
Hometown: Medina, Medison County, Tennessee
Army Serial Number: 34180256
Burial: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Arrondissement de Verviers
Liège, Belgium

Plot: L Row 17 Grave 21
GPS (lat/lon): 50°48’58.2″N 5°48’29.0″E

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Photo of Albert F Walsh
Albert F Walsh
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 1917

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 05/14/1942
Deceased: 04/13/1945 KIA (killed in action)
Location: Westerhusen, Elbe crossing, Germany
Hometown: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Army Serial Number: 33058560
Burial: Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial
Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands 
Plot: O row 2 grave 16
GPS (lat/lon): 

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Photo of Lawrence P Woodside
Lawrence P Woodside
Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, Company Unknown Rank: PrivateBorn: 1911

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: 02/21/1942
Deceased: 08/24/1944
Location: Normandy France
Hometown: Wildrose, Williams, North Dakota, United States
Army Serial Number: 39450349
Burial: Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: D row 11 grave 46
GPS (lat/lon): 49°21’38.7″N 0°51’19.7″W

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