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Christiansen, Harry Martin


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 17:11:30


Traer, IA

Serial No: 37420825

Born: June 28, 1912

Parents: Henry and Ingeburg Christiansen

Entered Army: June 25, 1942, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Carson, CO; Camp Roberts, CA
Left for Overseas: Camp Shanks, NY, June 16, 1944; arrived Glasgow, Scotland on June 22, 1944.

Training Overseas: Liverpool, England, June 23-29. Assigned 79th Inf., 313th Reg., Co. G, 7th Depot Repair Sq., Germany, Hq. Air Sv. Grp. 44, A.D. , 92nd Air Sv. Grp.

Sent to Front: July 2, 1944, with 79th Inf., 313 Reg., Co. G

Engagements: Participated in 2 major campaigns as rifleman with 79h Inf. Div., St. Lo, Cherbourg and Paris, France.

Wounded twice: first time shrapnel, second time machine gun fire.

Hospitalized Overseas: Paris, Cherbourg and several others, then sent to England for 3 months.

Medals-Ribbons: EAME Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, Victory, Army of Occupation (Germany), Good Conduct, Purple Heart, Inf. Badge.

Returned to US: Bremerhaven, Germany on November 14, 1946 into New York on November 28, 1946.

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL, February 5, 1947.

Rating: S/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 26 mos, 8 days; overseas, 29 mos, 3 days

Was supply sergeant and interpreter during stay in Army of Occupation, Germany.

Present Occupation: Farming

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA - data collected by the Legion about 1949.)


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