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World War II


Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Salina, Mayes County. Mrs. Velma L. Adams, Sister, Salina. Born July 26, 1923. Enlisted March 23, 1943. Decorations: Presidential Unit Citation; Combat Infantry Badge. Attended High School at Salina. Awarded Expert Marksmanship Medal. Served in the “Old Hickory Division” First Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, during the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944; the "Old Hickory Division' , opened the drive on St. Lo, France, smashed the Siegfried line, and aided in forcing the fall of Aachen. Died December 21, 1944, in action at Stomont, Belgium.

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