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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

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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
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Thomas H Snyder 1925 -1945

Thomas H Snyder 1925 -1945

Headstone Paul F Snyder

Headstone Paul F Snyder

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Distinguished Service Cross PVT Thomas H Snyder

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Service: Army
Rank: Private
Battalion: 17th Armored Engineer Battalion
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, U.S. Forces-European Theater, General Orders No. 252 (1946)

CITATION:
(Citation Needed) – SYNOPSIS: Private Thomas H. Snyder (ASN: 15121676), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company D, 17th Armored Engineer Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 30 March 1945. Private Snyder’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


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Thomas H Snyder

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name Thomas H Snyder
Name SNYDER THOMAS H
Event Type Military Service
Event Date 10 Mar 1943
Event Place Columbus, Ohio, United States
Race White
Citizenship Status citizen
Birth Year 1925
Birthplace MICHIGAN
Education Level 4 years of high school
Marital Status Single, without dependents
Military Rank Private
Army Branch Philippine Scouts
Army Component Reserves – exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men — O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status)
Source Reference Civil Life
Serial Number 15121676
Affiliate ARC Identifier 1263923
Box Film Number 01872.44

 

 

 


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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes
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