Walter GROSFIELD

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE37272215
AGE37 yo
DATE OF BIRTH14 october 1907  Norman County  MINNESOTA
ETATMINNESOTA
FAMILYParent: T.J. & Gemalia GROSFIELD
Sisters: Gladys, Esther & Thelma
Brother: Arnold
RANKSergeant
FONCTION--
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-MN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT24 april 1942
COMPANYCompany C
BATTALION

743rd Tank Battalion

president unit citation   croix de guerre

DIVISION  30th Infantry Division
(the 14 june 1944)
DATE OF DEATH8 august 1944grosfield walter tombe
STATUS KIA (probably killed by a fratricidal shot)
PLACE OF DEATHRegion of Mortain
 

CEMETERY  TEMPORARY of  La Cambe N°3539

la cambe cemetery

Story of Temporary Cemetery

PlotRowGrave
BE348
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
H2810
DECORATION

Purple Heart

Photo FDLM

 

 

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STORY

Basic training Fort Lewis WASHINGTON, then Young CALIFORNIA Camps in January 1943.

He participated in the landing on June 6, 1944 on Omaha Beach

Walter is declared MIA at first and then in autumn 1944 he will be declared KIA after fratricidal fire


SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud