Sgt Earl V Springer

Sgt Earl V Springer

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death 25 Jan 1945 (aged 26–27)
Burial Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot H Row 16 Grave 30
Memorial ID 56063581 · View Source
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Age 26

Son of Harry Clayton Springer & Minnie G. Pitsnogle Springer.

Earl served as a Sergeant, 7th Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Washington County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 15, 1942 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a sports instructor and also as Single, without dependents.

Earl was "Killed In Action" during the war and was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 33134335

Article:

Morning Herald, Hagerstown, Maryland, February 9, 1945

LOCAL BASEBALL STAR KILLED IN ACTION

Sgt. Earl B. Springer, 26, who in civilian life was a widely know local athlete, was killed in action in Germany on January 25, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry C. Springer, 828 Chestnut Street.

A left handed pitcher, who appeared on the road to baseball fame, Springer played several games with the Hagerstown Owls after having served a year with the Baltimore Orioles. He previously starred on Hagerstown High School and University of Maryland teams, as well as with Sharpsburg in the Washington County League.

Inducted into the armed forces in 1942, Sgt. Springer received his training at Fort Knox, Ky., and with the Seventh Armored Infantry Battalion at Camp Polk, La. He went overseas in November, 1944, with the Seventh Armored Battalion.

Sgt. Springer was a member of Howard Street Methodist Church.

Besides his parents, he is survived by the following: brothers, Clyde and Lawrence, at home, Carl, U.S. Navy at Bainbridge, and Pfc. Robert Springer, in France; sisters, Mildred, Catherine and Jacqueline at home, Helen, McKeesport, Pa., and Thelma and Doris Springer, Baltimore.

New's Article found by: Liz Cain

Earl also has a "Cenotaph" in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland.
" Click Here " for that record.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Maryland.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56063581
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Earl V Springer (1918–25 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56063581, citing Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .