PFC George W Goodman

PFC George W Goodman

Birth
Death 17 Nov 1944
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 27 Grave 4
Memorial ID 56372602 · View Source
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Son of E. Urner Goodman who resided in Roselle, New Jersey during the war.

George served as a Private First Class, Company B, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in New Jersey prior to the war.

George was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 14077337

(Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett)

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Distinguished Service Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private First Class George W. Goodman (ASN: 14077337), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company B, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces near Embermenil, France, on 14 November 1944. As he advanced across open terrain toward an enemy-held woods, Private First Class Goodman, acting scout for his squad, was hit in the leg by a sniper's bullet. He immediately returned the fire either killing or wounding the enemy sniper. During this action a hostile machine gun located on the edge of the woods opened fire on his squad. With complete disregard for his own safety, Private First Class Goodman gallantly charged the enemy machine gun nest, firing his rifle as he limped into the hail of enemy fire. The courage and fighting spirit displayed by Private First Class Goodman are in keeping with the finest traditions of the Armed Forces. Private First Class Goodman was later reported fatally wounded as a result of this action.
General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 182 (1945)
Action Date: November 14, 1944
Service: Army
Rank: Private First Class
Company: Company B
Regiment: 324th Infantry Regiment
Division: 44th Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56372602
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC George W Goodman (unknown–17 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56372602, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .