Bonner, Homer W., PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
345-Truck Driver, Light
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, 345, 65th Infantry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Grafton
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 03, 1991
 
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC HOMER W. BONNER WAS A TRUCK DRIVER BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE U.S. ARMY ON 10 JUNE 1940. SHORTLY AFTER HIS ENLISTMENT PFC BONNER WAS SENT TO NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL 28 DECEMBER 1943. AFTER ARRIVING BACK IN THE U.S. PFC BONNER WAS ASSIGNED TO COMPANY F, 261ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, 65TH INFANTRY DIVISION AT CAMP SHELBY, MISSISSIPPI. ON 21 JANUARY 1945 PFC BONNER AND THE 261ST ARRIVED AT LA HAVRE, FRANCE.

The Division Advance Party arrived in Oberesch, Germany on March 2, 1945, followed by other troops of the Division on March 4. On March 9, 1945, the 65th Infantry Division relieved the 26th Infantry Division at the bridghead across the Saar River near Orscholz. 4 days later the 65th sent the 261st Infantry Regiment across the Saar near Menningen to clear the German defenders from the heights south of Merzig. After 4 days of bloody fighting the 261st Regiment swept the Germans from the heights and on March 18th, took the town of Dillingen. The rest of the 65th moved out of the bridgehead sending the 259th Regiment to capture Fraulautern and the 260th Regiment to capture Saarlauten.

HOMER BONNER PASSED AWAY IN LOS ANGLES, CA ON 3 FEBRUARY 1991.
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Carbine
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
Labrador NE Canada Base Command65th Infantry Division
  1941-1943, 345, Newfoundland Base Command
  1941-1943, Labrador NE Canada Base Command
  1943-1945, 345, 2nd Battalion, 261st Infantry Regiment
  1943-1945, 345, 65th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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