Anthony, Milton Gay, 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, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private First Class


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Reedsport
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 08, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
Location of Interment
Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery - Portland, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Veterans' Lawn

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

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 
 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune 1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC Milton G. Anthony enlisted on1 2 August 1942 in Portland, Oregon.  After basic, he received his training with the 506th in Georgia and North Carolina.

He served with served with Company G, 1st Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

His unit's mission on the night and morning of 5-6 June 1944 was to destroy the Cherbourg to Paris Road behind Utah Beach. It became the site of an intense battle.

He was killed in action at Normandy on 6 June 1944 near Angoville-au-Plain, France, south of Caen.

His remains were returned to the States aboard the Liberty ship SS John L. McCarley (2342 hull) in April 1948.
   
Comments/Citation
Note: 

He has 2 dates of death listed, 6 June and 8 June.

Church at Angioville-du-Plain has a memorial window dedicated to the parachute troops who landed in the vicinity and in the church itself.

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