|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1944|
Northern France Campaign - 25 July 44 - Sept 44
HEADQUARTERS V CORPS
APO 305, U. S. Army
Office of the Commanding General
5 August 1944
TO: Commanding General, 35th Infantry Division.
1. Upon the relief of the 35th Infantry Division from attachment to the V Corps, I desire to express to you, and through you to the officers and men of your division, my thanks and appreciation for their excellent performance while under my command.
2. The 35th Infantry Division was attached to V Corps two days after the beginning of operation "COBRA." They were ordered to make an immediate advance without all of their organic motor equipment, which could not be made available due to traffic priorities. During the eight days which your division fought under this corps, from 28 July to 4 August 1944, it advanced approximately 27 kilometers, took the town of Torigni Sur Vire on the afternoon of 31 July 1944, and later effected a crossing of the Vire River. Despite the fact that it fought continuously against heavy delaying action and over difficult terrain, the 35th Infantry Division reached all of its immediate objectives and its final objective.
3. The foregoing is an achievement of which you and every member of your division can be justly proud. My personal thanks and best wishes for continued success go with each and every one of you.
The above was A commendation persented to the men of the 35th Infantry Division.
while in Northern France.
Privat First Class David B. Barrow was killed in action 6 days after this Commendation was awarded.
CPL US Army, Killed in Action
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Record added: Sep 03, 2010
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