Ned S. ELDER

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICEO-353313
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH4 August  1914 Lycoming County, PENNSYLVANIA
ETATPENNSYLVANIA
FAMILY

 Parents : A Bly & Mazie S Elder
Siblings : Robert A & Ned S

RANKCaptain
FONCTION 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
BATTALION743rd Tank Battalion
ARMYArmy
DATE OF DEATH11 July 1944ii
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSt Lo
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of La Cambe N°3539

la cambe cemetery

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
G2530
DECORATION

Distinguished Service Cross

Bronze Star

World War II Victory Medal 

 

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Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

 

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STORY

Immediately upon landing his Company on Omaha Beach, Captain ELDER directed the fire of his tanks against enemy pill boxes and strong points along the high bluffs of the beach.

Shortly after landing, Captain ELDER was wounded but refused to be evacuated.

Despite intense enemy fire, he dismounted from his tank to select enemy targets and direct the fire of his Company. Due to the effectiveness of this fire, Captain ELDER  was eventually able to drive his tanks through the enemy lines and establish a vitally needed beach exit.

For his actions on D Day, Captain ELDER was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart.


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