Dunham, Herman Jr., Pvt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 29th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Private


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gerrardstown
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment29th Infantry Division
  1943-1944, 745, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1943-1944, 745, 29th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PRIVATE HERMAN DUNHAM JR. SON OF HERMAN SR. AND RUTH DUNHAM OF GERRARDSTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 6 JUNE 1944 DURING THE D-DAY LANDINGS. PVT DUNHAM SERVED WITH COMPANY "A", 116TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 29TH INFANTRY DIVISION AND WAS ON BOAT #6 THE MORNING OF 6 JUNE 1944. "ABLE" COMPANY LOST 96% OF IT'S MEN THAT MORNING.

 

"Captain Taylor N. Fellers and Lieutenant Benjamin R. Kearfoot never make it. They had loaded with a section of thirty men in Boat No. 6 (Landing Craft, Assault, No. 1015). But exactly what happened to this boat and its human cargo was never to be known. No one saw the craft go down. How each man aboard it met death remains unreported. Half of the drowned bodies were later found along the beach. It is supposed that the others were claimed by the sea."

FROM: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1960/11/first-wave-at-omaha-beach/303365/

Buried at the Gerrardstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Berkeley County, WV

   
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