Van Antwerp, Harold E., CPT

Fallen
 
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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
1944-1944, 1542, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1941 - 1944

Infantry

Captain


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Greenlawn Cemetery - Franklin, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Netherlands Orange Lanyard


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenD - Day FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, D - Day Fallen
  2014, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

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

 
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 101st Airborne Division
  1944-1944, 1542, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Operation Overlord/D-Day Beach Landings - Operation Neptune
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
RANK: CAPTAIN. INDUCTED INTO THE ARMY FEBRUARY 10, 1941 AT COLUMBUS, OHIO.  HE WAS A PARATROOPER, WHO SERVED AS COMMANDER OF GOLF COMPANY, 3RD BATTALION, 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE ‘SCREAMING EAGLES’ DIVISION. KILLED IN ACTION ON HIS COMBAT JUMP, D-DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944 IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS NEAR THE AREA CARENTAN ON THE FRENCH COTENTIN PENINSULA DURING THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY, THE INVASION OF GERMANY’S FORTRESS EUROPE, OPERATION OVERLORD. AFTER THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES, HIS REMAINS WERE RETURNED TO INDIANA FOR BURIAL, WITH INTERMENT IN A PRIVATE CEMETERY. DECORATIONS AND MEDALS: HIS DIVISION WAS AWARDED A PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION WITH A BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER, FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM, BELGIAN CROIX DE GUERRE WITH PALM, BELGIAN FOURRAGERE OF 1940 AND THE ORANGE LANYARD OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS ARMY FOR EXCEPTIONAL VALOR AND HEROISM IN ACTION AGAINST THE GERMAN ARMED FORCES.
   
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