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Hall, Gerald Edwin

HALL

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 11:57:20

Hall, Gerald Edwin

Pleasantville, IA

Seerial No: 0-1031406

Born: Dec 1, 1912

Parents: Ira Hall and Mrs. Golda Evans

Entered Army: Mar 26, 1941, Cav.

Training in US: Camp Bowie, TX; Louisiana Maneuvers; Ft. Riley, KS; Camp Young, cA; Camp Maxey, TX; Fort Meade, MD

Left for Overseas: New York, May 3, 1944; arrived Glasgow, Scotland on Jun 6, 1944. Assigned Tr. B & A 15th Cav. Sq.; Tr. B. 17th Cav. Sq.

Sent to Front: Aug 1, 1944, TR. B. 15th Cav.

Engagements: Normandy; Northern France; Central Europe; Rhineland, including battles of St. Malo, Aug 1-5; Guincamp, Aug 7, Morlaix, Aug. 8.

Wounded: Near Morlaix, France, multiple perforations of legs and intestines.

Hospitalized Overseas: Morlaix, France, operated on by French Surgeon for above wounds, at St. Anne Clinic, 2 weeks later taken through the Evac. chain to England., In the 187th near Brest, and 185th, near Rennes Evac. Hospitals also 92nd Evac. Hosp. near Coufances. In Eng. was in US Hospitals No. 61 and 64, near Bath and near Birmingham, one a Gen. Hosp.; one a rehabilitation center.

Medals-Ribbons: Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon with 4 Stars

Returned to US: From LeHavre, France on Oct 12, 1945; into New York on Oct 22, 1945.

Dischaarged: Indiana, Dec 28, 1945.

Rating: 1st Lt.

Months in Service: In US 39; overseas, 17-1/2

Present Occupation: Farming

(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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