Whitehair, Lawrence T., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1944, 746, C Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private First Class



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Horseshoe Run
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Netherlands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

82nd Airbone Division Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard Honorably Discharged WW II

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
Airborne Glider Badge

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
  1942-1944, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR)
  1942-1944, 746, C Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On October 2, the 325th attacked the Mook plains until they reached the hamlet at Katerbosch. The fog that had concealed them was lifting and they were in the open without cover. Heavy losses ensued. The men dug in and were in the area for several days.

Pfc. Lawrence Whitehair-Pfc. Lawrence Whitehair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Whitehair of Horseshoe Run, was killed in action on the Holland Front in Oct. 2, 1944.  He graduated from Aurora High School in the class of 1939 and entered the service [unreadable]

He received his training at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Bragg, N.C., and in Louisiana.  He was sent to North Africa with the Glider Infantry in May 1943 and saw active service in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. 

He was then sent to Ireland for a rest period and returned to active duty at the start of the French Invasion.  

   
Comments/Citation
Lawrence T. Whitehair
Entered the Service From: West Virginia
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
Died: Monday, October 02, 1944
Buried at: Netherlands American Cemetery
Location: Margraten, Netherlands
Plot: G Row: 3 Grave: 12
Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

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