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PFC Samuel Bruce Abney
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1925
Rains County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1945, Germany

Son of Willie Abney and Ophelia Northcutt, was born in Emory, Rains County, Texas
During World War II, he served with Company F, 411th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry Division.

While advancing toward the enemy lines in order to furnish protection for tank destroyers, the entire task force was subjected to intense enemy fire, pinning them to the ground and necessitating their withdrawal.

It is believed that Samuel was wounded and unable to withdraw when the order was given.

Recipient of the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.

Information from the Camp Fannin Roll of Honor 
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  Willie F Abney (1901 - 1985)
  Myrtle Ophelia Northcut Abney (1904 - 1983)
Smyrna Church Cemetery
Rains County
Texas, USA
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Record added: Oct 27, 2009
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PFC Samuel Bruce Abney
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