Almond, Edward M, Jr., CPT

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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
1944-1945, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment/L Company
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Infantry

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenMilitary Order of the Purple Heart
  2013, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
45th Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1945, 45th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment/L Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1939-1943, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Edward Mallory Almond, Jr., was born in Alabama on 7 December 1921.  He graduated with the United States Military Academy class of 1943.  He was an Infantry Captain and was killed-in-action in the European Theater of Operations on 19 March 1945.

His father was Edward Mallory Almond, Sr., Lieutenant General, United States Army, and they are buried next to one another in Arlington National Cemetery.



ALMOND, EDWARD M JR
AOF. CO. L 157 INF.
DATE OF DEATH: 03/19/1945
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE 4938-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

In my library I have a copy of the 1994 West Point Register of Graduates which provides some biographical information based on West Point's records. In regard to Captain Almond I found that he is listed as having been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, and Two Purple Hearts. It also states he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, and served as Company Commander Co. L of the 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division.

Sincerely, Robert Snow



CAPTAIN E. M. ALMOND DEAD
Son Of General Killed In Action In Germany On March 19

MONTGOMERY, Alabama, April 13, 1945 - Notification of the death of Captain Edward Mallory Almond, Jr., the only son of Major General Edward M. Almond and Mrs. Almond, has been received here.  He was killed in action in Germany on March 19.  He had just returned to his company after recoverying froma wound received on January 16.

Captain was a member of the class of June 1943 at the United States Military Academy.  He is survived by his parents and a sister, Mrs. Margaret A. Galloway, widow of Major Thomas T. Galloway, who was killed in action over France last July. (1944).
   
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