World War II
ASKEW, MELVIN CECIL
Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Mountain View, Kiowa County. Mrs. Oma Askew, Mother, Mountain View. Born June 27, 1909. Enlisted November 14, 1942. Decorations: Presidential Citation; Oak Leaf Cluster; Order of the Purple Heart; four Battle Participation Stars in the European Theater of Operations; American Defense Ribbon. Graduated from Mountain View High School in 1923. Member Saddle Mountain Round-up Club and Cowboys Association of America. Sailed for duty overseas May 5, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct and Expert Rifleman medals. Participated in campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Italy, and in Normandy, France. Died June 18, 1944, in action Cherbourg, France.
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