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Early, Earnest V.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/7/2007 at 19:37:38

Early, Earnest V.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 17043708

Born: Dec 11, 1921

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Early

Entered Army: Feb 26, 1942

Training in US: Fort Jackson, SC; Camp Gordon, Augusta, Ga; Fort Dix, NJ; Camp Gordon Johnson, FL; Fort Pierce, FL; Cuba; Bahama Islands

Left for Overseas: New York on Jan 17, 1944; arrived Liverpool, England on Jan 31, 1944

Training Overseas: Exmouth, Plymouth, England and Clyde River, Scotland, Feb to June 6, 1944; 4th Div., 12th Inf., HQ Co, 2nd Bn.

Sent to Front: Jun 6, 1944, Normandie, 4th Div.

Engagements: Normandie Beachhead, Northern France, Germany Jun 6, to Nov 13, 1944

Wounded: Shrapnel, left leg, Jun 9, 1944, not hospitalized. In hospitals for trench foot Nov 13 to Dec 24, 1944, Liege, Belgium; Paris, and Cherbourg, France; Southampton, England

Medals-Ribbons: Bronze Star Medal, ETO Ribbon, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, ATO Ribbon, Combat Inf. Badge

Returned to US: Southampton, England, Dec 24, 1944; into New York on Jan 4, 1945

Discharged: Mayo General Hospital, Rochester, MN; rating: Sgt

Months in Service: In US 40; overseas, 12

Present Occupation: Plumber

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


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