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PFC Lyle Robert Ford

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PFC Lyle Robert Ford

Birth
Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 17 Dec 1944 (aged 22)
Germany
Burial Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Plot Legion Hill 5296 Grave 40
Memorial ID 59110029 View Source
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PFC. U.S. Army, WW2-PFc Ford was killed in action by small arms fire at Hollorath, Germany on 12-17-1944 while serving as an Infantryman during the Ardennes Offensive with Co. C of the 393rd Infantry Regiment of the 99th Infantry Division.

He is the son of Mr. Merle & Mrs. Lillie {Polle Ford} of Bellevue, Illinois. Pfc. Ford went through the Elmwood School System, Class of 1940, and was employed at Altorfer Brothers of Peoria before his enlistment in October of 1942. He leaves two sisters, Miss Betty and Miss Helen, and three brothers, Glen, Clyde, and Lester of Bellevue.

Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, American Campaign Medal, European Campaign Medal with 2 Battle Stars, Army Good Conduct Medal, WWII VIctory Medal.

Footnote: Pfc. Ford's body was brought home for burial in Peoria on July 27, 1948.


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