Hall, George, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 745, HHC, 34th Infantry Division
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

One Service Stripe

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Stoneham, MA

Date of Passing
Feb 16, 1946
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Honorably Discharged WW II

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
S/Sgt Hall died of complications from the wounds he had received at Anzio. His right leg was lost and he had suffered multiple fragmentation wounds, including the perforation of his liver from German artillery during this action.

S/Sgt Hall's right leg was nearly severed, hanging on by some muscle tissue and his pant leg. He used his bayonet to cut off his ruined leg and used his belt to apply a torniquet to the stump.

I have the official Army copy of the press release at home. What the  MOH citation fails to mention are the gory details. How S/Sgt Hall cut off the ruined part of his leg because it was hanging him up as he attempted to continue the attack on the third German position. How the medics had to strap him down to the stretcher because he was so angry at what the enemy did to his leg that he wanted to go on with his troops.

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment34th Infantry Division
  1942-1944, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1944, 745, HHC, 34th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Volturno Line
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)/Battle of Monte Cassino
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