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PFC Samuel Bruce Abney

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PFC Samuel Bruce Abney

  • Birth 16 Sep 1925 Emory, Rains County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 Jan 1945 Germany
  • Burial Emory, Rains County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 43616135

Son of Willie Abney and Ophelia Northcutt, was born in Emory, Rains County, Texas
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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


Family Members


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43616135
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Samuel Bruce Abney (16 Sep 1925–2 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43616135, citing Smyrna Church Cemetery, Emory, Rains County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .