Sgt Harold W Lumpkin

Sgt Harold W Lumpkin

Munford, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Feb 1945 (aged 19–20)
Oberhoffen-sur-Moder, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 16 Grave 25
Memorial ID 56373872 · View Source
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His next of kin was noted as being Mr. Tom W. Lumpkin who resided in Munford, Tennessee.

Harold served as a Sergeant, Company C, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Tipton County, Tennessee prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on July 24, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Harold was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Service # 34881229

( Bio & Relationship's by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Distinguished Service Cross Citation

Awarded for actions during the World War II

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Sergeant Harold W. Lumpkin (ASN: 34881229), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 9 February 1945. Sergeant Lumpkin's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 36th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 159 (1945)

Action Date: 9-Feb-45

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company C

Regiment: 142d Infantry Regiment

Division: 36th 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 56373872
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Harold W Lumpkin (1925–10 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56373872, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .