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Second Lieutenant George W. G. Boyce, Jr., USA (July 23, 1944)

http://healthplanfinder.co/wp-json/oembed/1.0/embed?url=http://healthplanfinder.co/ George W. G. Boyce, Jr. was born in New York City and was living in Town of Cornwall, New York when he joined the United States Army. Very little information is available about his life before his military service.

buy propecia merck online On July 23, 1944 on New Guinea during the Battle of Driniumor River as a Second Lieutenant with the 112th Cavalry Regiment, Boyce saved the men of his platoon from a Japanese grenade by smothering it with his own body.

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Private Donald R. Lobaugh, USA (July 22, 1944)

Donald Ronald Lobaugh was born in Freeport, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1925. He was inducted into the United States Army on May 15, 1942. His enlistment record marks him as a “Selectee”, but as he was just 17 years old, I’m reasonably certain he was a volunteer.

Regardless, he was posted as an infantryman with the 127th Infantry Regiment, traditionally a unit of the Wisconsin National Guard, which was part of the 32nd Infantry Division.

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Second Lieutenant Dale E. Christensen, USA (July 16-19, 1944)

Dale Eldon Christensen was born in Cameron Township, Iowa on May 31, 1920. He was living in California when he volunteered for service with the United States Army on October 15, 1940. His enlistment was in the Medical Corps for assignment to the Philippine Department.

His wartime service wasn’t in medicine however or in the Philippines. He was later commissioned as an officer and led men in combat as a platoon leader with Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 112th Cavalry Regiment.

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Staff Sergeant Gerald L. Endl, USA (July 11, 1944)

Gerald Leon Endl was inducted into the United States Army on April 16, 1941. His enlistment record indicates that he volunteered for the Philippine Department, but as he wasn’t captured in the Philippines, it’s unlikely he ever served there. A high school graduate, Endl was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin on August 20, 1915.

Records indicate that he was also a member of the Wisconsin National Guard, although his enlistment data doesn’t reflect that. Endl served in the South Pacific’s New Guinea Campaign with the 128th Infantry Regiment of the 32nd Infantry Division.

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