PFC Wilson Frederick Rodgers

PFC Wilson Frederick Rodgers

Superior, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Death 16 Nov 1944 (aged 19)
Taintrux, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section B ~ Row 17 ~ Grave 60
Memorial ID 56375178 · View Source
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Wilson served as a Private First Class, Company K, 409th Infantry Regiment, 103th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

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

Wilson was "Killed In Action" while attacking a German machine gun position in the assault upon Taintrux and the surrounding hill mass toward St. Die. He was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 39209620

Son of B. F. Rodgers who resided in Tacoma, Washington.

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


Distinguished Service Cross

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Private First Class Wilson F. Rodgers (ASN: 39209620), 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 K, 409th Infantry Regiment, 102d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces from 14 to 16 November 1944. Private First Class Rodgers' 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 103rd Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 163 (1945)

Action Date: November 14 - 16, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Private First Class

Company: Company K

Regiment: 409th Infantry Regiment

Division: 103rd Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56375178
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Wilson Frederick Rodgers (2 Mar 1925–16 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375178, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .