PVT Wilbur N Carmicheal

PVT Wilbur N Carmicheal

Birth
Death 4 Jun 1944 (aged 28)
Italy
Burial Rosemead, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 9268242 · View Source
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Pfc. Wilbur N. Carmichael, 19051328, Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. Died of Wounds to the left side of his neck on 4 June 1944 near Valmontone, Italy when he was hit by gun fire. Born on 24 November 1915, he entered the service on 14 January 1941 from San Gabriel, California.

Pfc. Carmichael was awarded 2 Silver Stars, 1 Bronze Star for valorous conduct, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Purple Heart. He received his first Silver Star for "for gallantry in action." The citation of 7 April 1944 continues, "when enemy attackers began encircling his company's positions south of San Pietro, Italy, the night of 7 November 1943, Private First Class Carmichael voluntarily took his light machine gun and ran 40 yards through mortar fire which fell within 40 feet of him and machine pistol bullets which cut the ammunition belt on his gun, to go into position on the exposed forward slope of a small knoll. Remaining 25 minutes under enemy mortar and small arms fire from positions 75 yards away, he placed effective fire on the Germans, killing eight and wounding two. his brave actions aided in repulsing the counterattack and reflect great credit on himself and the military service."

His Bronze Star medal was awarded posthumously for valorous actions against the enemy in Italy on 28 May 1944. The General Order for his posthumous Silver Star on 3 March 1945 is missing from the National Archives.

He is buried at the El Monte Cemetery in El Monte, California. He was 28 years old.


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