WORLD WAR II CALIFORNIA Private First Class, U.S. Army 603rd Tank Destroyer Battalion Awards: Purple Heart GOLD STAR LIST
Samuel Aguirre, the son of Severo Aguirre of Los Angeles, made the supreme sacrifice in France, where he served with a tank destroyer battalion. Aguirre joined the colors early in the war. He trained first at Fort Ord and then at Camp Hood, Texas. The soldier was a private first class. Before entering the Army, he was employed in Hanford, California.