Marshall W CARLSTROM

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER36902608
AGE-- yo
DATE OF BIRTH--
STATEILLINOIS
FAMILY--
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--ILLINOIS
DATE of ENLISTEMENT--
COMPANYCompany G
BATTALION2nd Battalion
REGIMENT263rd Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
"Black Panthers"
DATE OF DEATH05 february 1945carlstrom marshall w tombe
STATUSWIA
PLACE OF DEATHBouvron
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
C2343
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
 

  

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STORY

The division arrived on St Nazaire's pocket on 1 January 1945 to relieve the 94th Infantry Division.

On February 2, 1945, under the command of Captain Avrett, Second Lieutenant Floyd W HOPFENSPERGER executed an infiltration mission to Bouvron.

At 9:30 am, the Second Lieutenant and his men were shot by MG. The situation becomes critical and the Squad with one wounded is trapped in a ditch.

To cover his stuck men, Floyd heroically loads the German machine gun nest that threatens them. He will lose his life.

As a result of this same patrol the soldier PVT Marshall W. CARLSTROM was captured by the German soldiers, he survived for a few days but finally succumbed from his wounds. He died on 5 February 1945.

The soldier's family contacted Mr. William P Maynard (veteran son of the 66th) a year ago, looking for information about what had happened to him.

The US Army told them that he was "missing in combat" but eventually discovered that the Privat CARLSTROM had been buried in the American cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy.


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