Sgt Emanuel Howard Sowder

Sgt Emanuel Howard Sowder

Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
Death 3 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot Section A Row 42 Grave 3
Memorial ID 56375657 · View Source
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Emanuel served as a Sergeant, Company E, 71st Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Montgomery County, Ohio prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on October 9, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Emanuel was "Killed In Action" in France during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" and the Purple Heart.

Service # 35877849

His next of kin was noted as Daniel L. Sowder who resided in Dayton, Ohio.

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


Distinguished Service Cross Awarded for actions during the World War II.

Sergeant Emanuel H. Sowder (ASN: 35877849), 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 E, 71st Infantry Regiment, 55th Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 3 March 1945. Sergeant Sowder'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 55th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 9 (1946)

Action Date: 3-Mar-45

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company E

Regiment: 71st Infantry Regiment Division: 55th Infantry Division

Citation Synopsis submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.




  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Emanuel Howard Sowder (6 Jul 1925–3 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56375657, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .