Peters, Edward A., Jr., CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Infantry

Captain


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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Galena
Last Address
Galena, Kent County, Maryland

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Normandy, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot C Row 13 Grave 43

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenD - Day Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]6
  1944, D - Day Fallen

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR)
  1942-1943, 1542, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
  1943-1944, 1542, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HE WAS A PARATROOPER WHO JUMPED INTO FRANCE IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944, THE INVASION OF GERMANY'S FORTRESS EUROPE. KILLED IN ACTION JUNE 9, 1944 WHILE ATTACKING AN ENEMY MACHINE-GUN NEST IN THE VICINITY OF HIESVILLE, FRANCE. 

Source: American Battle Monuments Commission
   
Comments/Citation

 

Edward A. Peters, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.


General Orders: Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, General Orders No. 21 (1944)

Action Date: World War II

   
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