O'Daniel, John Wilson, Jr., Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 521, RHHC, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1943 - 1944

Private



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Delaware
Delaware
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wilmington, Delaware
Last Address
Gelderland, Netherlands

Casualty Date
Sep 20, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Plot A, Row 21, Grave 1

 Official Badges 

Netherlands Orange Lanyard French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

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

 
 Unit Assignments
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) 101st Airborne Division
  1943-1944, 521, RHHC, 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 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Operation Market Garden
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Son of Lieutenant General John "Iron Mike" Wilson O'Daniel and Ruth Bowman O'Daniel. John, who was from Newark, Delaware, served as a Private with Company A, 506th Paratroops, 82nd Air-Borne Division, U.S. Army during World War II. He enlisted in the Army on September 22, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, without dependents. He was "Killed In Action" near Mook, Holland during the war. He had served in the Army for eleven months at the time of his death and was decorated with a Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Service # 32958362

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