A Virtual Cemetery created by ShaneO

4th Cavalry Troopers

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Harvey Sigurd Olson (37023123), Sergeant, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with Troop A, 4th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), on 6 June 1944, in France. On that date Sergeant Olson with one companion, displaying the highest courage in the face of unknown dangers, became one of the first American Soldiers of the ground forces to land on French soil. He volunteered for the mission of the landing on D-DAY on the Iles De St Marcouf, a strategically placed island commanding the beach where assault was to be made. Sergeant Olson and his companion paddled through heavy surf and mined waters in a small two-man rubber boat to within 100 yards of the island. Sergeant Olson then destroyed his craft by slashing it open, and swam the remaining distance armed only with a knife. Once on the island, which was heavily covered with anti-tank and anti- personnel mines, Sergeant Olson and his companion signaled the assault forces and marked the beach with lights.Headquarters, VII Corps, General Orders No. 43 (1944)Born: December 12, 1920 at Bronson, Minnesota. This virtual cemetery is dedicated to John Onken and Anton Elvasaeter who were KIA on the Isles St Marcouf in the pre-dawn hours of DDAY morning.

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PVT Edward B Abdo

PVT Edward B Abdo

1924 – 20 Dec 1944

Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands

 Vincent Gordon Aldinger

Vincent Gordon Aldinger

21 Oct 1922 – 28 Oct 1944

York, York County, Pennsylvania, USA

PVT John R Alexander, Jr

PVT John R Alexander, Jr

16 Sep 1924 – 26 Jan 1944

Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA

PVT Louis Alle

PVT Louis Alle

unknown – 16 Jul 1944

Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France

SGT Sherman Ira Ames

SGT Sherman Ira Ames

8 Jan 1913 – 2 Aug 1944

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

 Arvid Clinton Anderson

Arvid Clinton Anderson

23 Feb 1918 – 24 Dec 1944

Lily, Day County, South Dakota, USA

 Desmo E. Anderson

Desmo E. Anderson

16 Dec 1917 – 10 May 2012

Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota, USA

 Glen A Anderson

Glen A Anderson

17 Aug 1918 – 10 Feb 2012

North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota, USA

PVT Hassel G Anderson

PVT Hassel G Anderson

27 Feb 1910 – 22 Jun 1944

Claudville, Patrick County, Virginia, USA

PFC Lester R <I> </I> Anderson,

PFC Lester R Anderson,

unknown – 23 Mar 1945

Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium

SGT Robert V Anderson

SGT Robert V Anderson

6 Aug 1918 – 8 Dec 1944

San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA

PVT Max Cornelius Auman

PVT Max Cornelius Auman

7 Jul 1920 – 18 Jul 1944

Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France

PVT Max Cornelius Auman

PVT Max Cornelius Auman

7 Jul 1920 – 18 Jul 1944

Star, Montgomery County, North Carolina, USA

PVT George B Baase

PVT George B Baase

1924 – 14 Jun 1944

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA

 Lenley E. Ballew

Lenley E. Ballew

5 Mar 1922 – 19 Jun 1944

Barnardsville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA

 Norman J Banicki

Norman J Banicki

16 Jan 1917 – 11 Jul 1995

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA

 Wenceslaus B “Jim” Bares

Wenceslaus B “Jim” Bares

3 Apr 1918 – 9 Dec 1944

Tabor, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA

 Paul R Benge

Paul R Benge

28 Feb 1909 – 26 Aug 1996

Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA

 Joseph L Berens

Joseph L Berens

24 Oct 1917 – 5 Apr 1944

Benson, Swift County, Minnesota, USA

1LT Kenneth E Berggren

1LT Kenneth E Berggren

unknown – 18 Jan 1945

Henri-Chapelle, Arrondissement de Verviers, Liège, Belgium

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