Bailey, Shirley Eugene, Pvt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
911.1-Medical Specialist
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 911.1, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1943 - 1944


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kanawha City
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery - Dunbar, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  2004, World War II Fallen [Verified]4

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
4th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1944, 911.1, 4th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 911.1, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Hurtgen Forest
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His loss took place in the Hürtgen Forest of Germany in 1944. Fighting in the forest, an area comprising of roughly 50-square miles along the Belgian-German border, lasted from September 1944 to February 1945. Bailey, who was a medic with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, participated in his unit's efforts to seize northern parts of the Hürtgen Forest. Bailey provided medical support to dozens of casualties during the battle. On November 29, 1944, when Bailey's battalion was moving out, a German counterattack struck his company. Bailey rushed forward to aid a wounded man and was himself killed by enemy fire.

Source: DPAA

Shirley E. Bailey, 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 4th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders: Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 22 (1945)

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