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SSgt George N Harrison

SSgt George N Harrison

Birth
Death 25 Jan 1945
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 31 Grave 9
Memorial ID 56372852 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Ruth B. Harrison who resided in Trenton, New Jersey during the war.

George served as a Staff Sergeant, 242nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd 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 # 32366869

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Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson:

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 Staff Sergeant George N. Harrison (ASN: 32366869), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company L, 242d Infantry Regiment, 42d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 25 January 1945 near Kaltenhouse, France. Sergeant Harrison was in a small woods with several members of his platoon who were attempting to reach a house across an open field. When three of the men were wounded by enemy snipers and were unable to withdraw with the rest of the platoon, Sergeant Harrison gave his rifle to a BAR man whose weapon would not work and crawled out unarmed in the face of enemy fire to assist the wounded. After aiding one man to safety, he was attempting to move another when a sniper killed him and the wounded man. Sergeant Harrison's heroic sacrifice for his comrades was in keeping with the highest ideals of the service.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 391 (1945)
Action Date: 25-Jan-45
Service: Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: Company L
Regiment: 242d Infantry Regiment
Division: 42d Infantry Division

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56372852
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt George N Harrison (unknown–25 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56372852, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .