|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1944|
1st Battalion, 115th Infantry, 29th Division
The News, Frederick, MD, July 6, 1944
PFC. RONALD F. SIER, Frederick, was among a group of 14 members of an infantry regiment today who received the Distinguished Service Cross. Standing at attention at the 29th Division Command Post in France while the 29th Division band played a stirring march, the nation's second highest military decoration was pinned on their chests by Lieut. Gen. Omar N. Bradley. The men had participated in the initial beachhead assault at HHour on DDay, June 6. They were cited for "extraordinary heroism in action, courage, initiative, and determined leadership."
The News, Frederick, MD, July 26, 1944
Pfc. Ronald F. Sier, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sier, of Ijamsville, was wounded in action June 18 in France. Pfc. Sier was one of three Frederick county soldiers reported in a July 5 dispatch to have received the Soldier medal.
Pfc. Sier, an Ijamsville farm worker before he entered service, joined Company A, the local unit of the 115th Infantry, and left here with the Frederick men early in 1941 to begin training. As far as was known, he is still with the same outfit. He had been in England since October, 1942, and was believed among those in the forefront of the invasion.
A brother, Private William E. Sier, was identified recently in a dispatch as being one of the gunners to blast the last Nazi line of defense at Cherbourg, but the brothers were not together. A third brother, Corp. Bernard F. Sier, recently arrived in England. A fourth brother is Pvt. Joseph W. Sier, in clerk school at Camp Wheeler, Ga.
The News, Frederick, MD, July 31, 1944
Pfc. Ronald F. Sier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sier, Ijamsville, previously reported wounded on June 18, died on that date.
Pfc. Sier was mentioned in a July 5 dispatch from France as having been awarded the Soldier Medal. Three surviving brothers are in the service overseas. Pvt. William F. Sier is also in France. Cpl. Bernard E. Sier has been reported in England, and Pvt. Joseph W. Sier is training at Camp Wheeler, Ga.
Besides his parents, he is also survived by four sisters, Miss Mildred M. and Miss Pauline Sier, this city; Mrs. Dewey Crummitt, near Pearl, and Mrs. Harry Murphy, Ijamsville.
The News, Frederick, MD, April 30, 1948
Under military guard-of-honor from the Philadelphia Depot, U.S. Army, the remains of Pvt. Ronald E. Sier, Ijamsville, killed in action in Normandy, in 1944, will be returned to his native Frederick county today, for reinterment in Monrovia, Saturday, with full military honors by comrades-in-arms.
The deceased soldier enlisted in Company "A"., 115th Infantry regiment, 29th Division, February 3, 1941, from Ijamsville. He was born October 23, 1920, the son of the late Walter F., and Mrs. Margaret C. Sier, who survives. The father died since his son's demise.
Clearing the record of Pvt. Sier, Frederick war buddies of the young soldier who will act as pallbearers in uniform, said yesterday that the deceased was instantly killed by small-arms fire, "on a Saturday evening, June 17, 1944, in the attack on de Bretel woods, near La Forge, Normandy just preceding the attack on St. Lo."
Pvt. Sier, according to his surviving comrades, was at the time of his demise, a radio-carrying runner with front-line units of Headquarters Co., 115th Infantry.
Bush Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery
Created by: Cari Aiken
Record added: Sep 28, 2011
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