Harold E TEMPLIN

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER33014735
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH2 February 1916 Frackville Schuylkill County PENNSYLVANIA
STATEPENNSYLVANIA
FAMILYParent: Florence B. SANNER TEMPLIN & Jesse Guy TEMPLIN
Siblings: Kenneth, Lieutenant John Samuel TEMPLIN (Army Air Force), Dorothy (épouse de William GLASS).
RANKSergeant
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENTMachinistsPA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT25 april 1942 Harrisburg PENNSYLVANIA
REGIMENT8th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION4th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH26 june 1944templin tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector Cherbourg
DATA PLANThe Sergeant TEMPLIN Trail
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

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PlotRowGrave
A712
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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Harold E. TEMPLIN was born on February 2, 1916 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill Haven County, Pennsylvania.

He was born to Jesse Guy TEMPLIN (born on May 23, 1891) and Florence B. SANNER (born on November 11, 1889).

Templin's parents lived in Willow Lake, Schuylkill Haven County. Harold had two brothers, Kenneth and John Samuel Campbell, a Lieutenant in the Army Air Force. He also had a sister, Dorothy (married to William Glass).

Harold E. TEMPLIN graduated from Schuylkill Haven High School in 1938.

After graduation, he worked as a mechanic for Ebinger Iron Works.

He lived on 24 Center Avenue, Schuylkill Haven.

Harold E. Templin entered the service from Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on April 25, 1942.

He served in the US Army.

With service number 33014735, he was assigned to the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.

Up until August 1943, Private Harold E. Templin trained in Camp Gordon, Louisiana. He left for Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida, in September of that same year, where he trained in amphibious warfare.

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On January 18, 1944, the entire Division left New York Harbor and sailed for England. The 8th Infantry Regiment and then Sergeant Harold E. Templin were stationed in Tiverton, Devonshire. He continued intensive amphibious training in Slapton Sands.

On June 6, 1944, at 6:30AM, the 8th Infantry Regiment boys were among the first Allied forces to hit the beaches of Normandy.

Sergeant Harold E. Templin landed on Utah Beach, Road U 5 – Exit E 2.

That same day, the "Ivy Division" seized the German batteries at Crisbecq and Azeville.

On June 7, the 4th Infantry Division crossed St Germain de Varreville. The day after, they crossed Beuzeville au Plain and Audouville la Hubert.

On June 10, the Division liberated Le Bisson.

On June 20, different elements regrouped at Bois de Montebourg.

The 8th Infantry Regiment, including Sergeant Harold E. Templin, took part in the capture of Cherbourg, attacking from the right flank. On June 25, the 4th Infantry Division entered the suburbs of town.

On June 26, 1944, Sergeant Harold E. Templin was killed in combat.

He had participated in the liberation of the northern part of the Cotentin peninsula and the Battle of Cherbourg.

He received the Purple Heart.

He rests in the US American Military Cemetery at Colleville sur Mer. 


INFORMATION & PICTURE SOURCEDavid BRUNEAUX - schuylkillhavenhistory.com - Frédéric LAVERNHE
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