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Warren Eugene Sams

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Warren Eugene Sams

Birth
Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio, USA
Death
26 Jan 1945 (aged 23)
Germany
Burial
Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio, USA GPS-Latitude: 39.9449478, Longitude: -82.2528498
Plot
Section 1 Row 7
Memorial ID
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Ohio Tec 5 36 Cav. Rcn. Sq. WWII.
Col. A.A. Frierson, US Cavalry stated in a letter written to Carrie Sams, dated 2 July 1945: On 26 Jan 1945 your son, together with other members of his troop, was making a dismounted attack just west of the Roer River near Linnich, Germany. A few enemy pockets still remained west of the Roer, and it was our mission to remove these in order to bring our line up to the river in preperation for the crossing some weeks later. The advance was made and our objective achieved in the face of severe fire of all types. The enemy, in an attempt top retake the ground won by our troops, increased the intensity of his fire but to no avail. It was during this heavy fire that your son was hit and instantly killed.

Body was originally buried 9th Army Cemetary, at Margraton, Holland, Grave # 279, Row # 12, Plot # 12. In 1947, 5600 American Soldiers were returned to the US. Warren was one of those returned. He was reinterred in Cedar Hill Cemetary, Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio.
Ohio Tec 5 36 Cav. Rcn. Sq. WWII.
Col. A.A. Frierson, US Cavalry stated in a letter written to Carrie Sams, dated 2 July 1945: On 26 Jan 1945 your son, together with other members of his troop, was making a dismounted attack just west of the Roer River near Linnich, Germany. A few enemy pockets still remained west of the Roer, and it was our mission to remove these in order to bring our line up to the river in preperation for the crossing some weeks later. The advance was made and our objective achieved in the face of severe fire of all types. The enemy, in an attempt top retake the ground won by our troops, increased the intensity of his fire but to no avail. It was during this heavy fire that your son was hit and instantly killed.

Body was originally buried 9th Army Cemetary, at Margraton, Holland, Grave # 279, Row # 12, Plot # 12. In 1947, 5600 American Soldiers were returned to the US. Warren was one of those returned. He was reinterred in Cedar Hill Cemetary, Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio.


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  • Created by: Sam
  • Added: Oct 1, 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9538069/warren_eugene-sams: accessed ), memorial page for Warren Eugene Sams (3 Mar 1921–26 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9538069, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Sam (contributor 46563481).