Kight, Gerald Ware, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private First Class


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cove
Last Address
White Salmon, Washington

Casualty Date
Sep 28, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Terrorist Attack
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

Netherlands Orange Lanyard


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army
  1944-1944, 3rd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc. Gerald W. Kight served with HHC Company, 3rd Battlion, 504th Parachuste Infantry Regiment,, 82nd Division was lost on 28 September 1944, near Groesbeek, Netherlands. He was listed as MIA.

"May 15, 2012 SOLDIER MISSING IN ACTION FROM WWII IDENTIFIED

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

Army Pfc. Gerald W. Kight, 23, of White Salmon, Wash., will be buried May 19, in his hometown. In September 1944, Kight and the 82nd Division’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment were dropped in the vicinity of Nijmegen, Netherlands, as part of the allied invasion codenamed “Market Garden.” Kight was manning a machine gun position near the town of Groesbeek, when he was overrun by German Forces. On Sept. 12, 2011, the Royal Netherlands Army’s Recovery and Identification Unit recovered human remains from a wartime foxhole, in a corn field northeast of Groesbeek. Along with the remains were military uniform fragments, and three military identification tags, which bear the name and home address of Kight and his mother." 

Source: 
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/news/news_releases/2012/release_kight.pdf


He was finally interred in Klickitat County Cemetery in White Salmon, Washington.  
   
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