HARWOOD Jonathan H Jr

harwood jonathan
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-464650
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH29 december 1918
STATERHODE ISLAND
FAMILYParents: Jonathan Hartwell HARWOOD & Ruth Wistar FISHER HARWOOD
Sibling: Jonathan Hartwell
RANKCaptain
FONCTION--
JOB before ENLISTEMENT Photo FDLM
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
COMPANY293rd Signal Company
DATE OF DEATH7 juin 1944harwood jonathan tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHPointe du Hoc
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
J24
DECORATION
Purple Heart
 
Silver Star
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STORY

Captain Harwood relayed vital information on enemy positions to allied warships and aircraft supporting the rangers on d-day.

Part of the naval shore fire control party at point du hoc, Harwood was gravely wounded by a shell burst during the battle. Captain Walter block, a hometown friend who serving as battalion surgeon it the rangers, tended his wounds, but harwood died early the next morning.

He was awarded the silver star posthumously.


INFORMATION SOURCEABMC
PICTURE SOURCEFindagrave.com - ABMC - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud