Francis L WALTERS

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE O-1283881  
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH September, 1919  
ETATOHIO 
FAMILYParents: Albert L & Carrie E Brownwarth WALTERS
RANKCaptain
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT15 October 1940 in Findlay,  OHIO
REGIMENT314th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION79th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH 28 June 1944walters francis tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHVicinity of Bricquebec
 CEMETERY TEMPORARY

 

CEMETERY TEMPORARY of Ste MERE EGLISE N°2  - N°3586 

Plot Row Grave D.D. Number
C 8 153 4449

sme2 

Story of Cemetery Temporary

CEMETERY NORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

PlotRowGrave
F1140
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM

 

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STORY
walters francis Headstone Inscription

314th Infantry Regiment

Honors & Decorations

Individual Decorations  
Congressional Medal of Honor 2
Distinguished Service Cross; 3
Silver Star 282
Bronze Star 757
Legion of Honor in Grade of Chevalier (French) 1
Croix de Guerre with Palm (French) 4
Croix de Guerre with Silver Gilt Star (French) 4
Croix de Guerre with Silver Star (French); 1
Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star (French) 4
British Military Medal (Great Britain) 1
Source: Through Combat – 314th Infantry Regiment
Presidential Unit Citations
2nd Battalion Fort du Roule
1st Battalion La Haye Du Puits
3rd Battalion Meurthe River
Source: Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-1 July 1961
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Service Company 1 Jul 44 – 31 Dec 44
Source: Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-1 - July 1961
Campaigns
Normandy 6 Jun 44 – 24 Jul 44
Northern France 25 Jul 44 – 14 Sep 44
Rhineland 15 Sep 44 – 21 Mar 45
Ardennes-Alsace 16 Dec 44 – 25 Jan 45
Central Europe 22 Mar 45 – 11 May 45
Source: Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-1 - July 1961
Occupation Credit
Germany 20 May – 31 Oct 45
Source: Department of the Army Pamphlet 672-1, July 1961
 
Foreign Unit Awards (Awarded to all units of the 79th Division)
Attributions de parts étrangères (décerné à toutes les unités de la 79e Division)
French Croix De Guerre with Palm, awarded under Decision No. 3864, 28 April 1947, by the President of the Provisional Governement of the French Republic, with the following citation:
A remarkable unit which displayed splendid endurance and exceptional fighting zeal. It distinguished itself brilliantly from 21 to 24 November 1944 in hard combat. It mopped up in the forest of Parroy and materially aided the 2d Armored French Division to break through to the Col de Saverne. In spite of heavy losses, it fought stubbornly against a dashing and fanatical enemy, preventing it from reappearing in the Vosges. It thus contributed greatly to the liberation of Baccaret, Phalsbourg, and Saverne.
French Croix De Guerre with Palm, awarded under Decision No. 5, 14 January 1949, by the Minister of National Defense, with the following citation:
Splendid unit that incited by savage vigor, landed in Normandy in June 1944. Covered itself with glory in the battles of Saint-Lo and at Haye-du-Puits. Participated in the capture of Fougeres, Laval, and Le Mans, then crossing the Seine at Mantes-Gassicourt, on 19 August 1944, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy before marching triumphantly into Paris on 27 August 1944. By its bold action, contributed largely to the success of the Allied armies and the liberation of Paris.
French Fourragere in the colors of the Croix de Guerre (1939-1945), awarded under Decision No. 48, 16 August 1949, by the Minister of National Defense.
Source: Department of the Army General Order 43 1950
SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOPhil JACKSON - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud