32nd ‘Red Arrow’ Infantry Division
Passed away: August 2011
KIA St. Lo. Normandy, France 1944
Buried in Normandy American Cemetery
Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division
More Information on George Luz
Passed away: 1998
Francis J. Gormley
29th Infantry Division
WW2 Normandy D-Day
Prisoner of War
Purple Heart Recipient
Passed Away: July 1989
Private First Class
Was Based in Stuttgart, Germany amd in Arkansas (USA) in Army Air Corps. He was a radio man
HQ 33rd TEFT Group
Passed February 19th, 2012
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Edward Simpson was a proud USMC veteran of WW-II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was awarded the Silver Star
Obituary: Edward F Simpson., Jr. July 8, 2012, son of the late Edward and Mary Simpson; former spouse of Ann LaMalfa; dearest father of Edward III, Patricia (Richard) Mason, Richard (Diane) Simpson, Paul (Tammy) Simpson, Marianne (Nancy) Williams, Suzanne (Donald) Arthur; survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother of the late Grace D’Allaird. Private Funeral was held at the family’s request. Mr. Simpson was a proud USMC veteran of WW-II, serving in the Pacific Theater, and was awarded the Silver Star
“Big Ed” Enlisted in the USMC on 26 Oct 1943 and served until his Honorable Discharge on 17 Apr 1946. After basic training at Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., he attended “Field Telephone” school at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was assigned as a Field Lineman and ultimately attained the rank of Corporal. He was assigned to Third Battalion, Seventh Marines and here are some historical descriptions of the action he saw in WW II.
The day “Big Ed” won his Silver Star:
Following the retreat from Shuri, the Japanese defenders formed a final defensive line along the ridges between Kunishi Ridge, Yuza-Dake, and Yaeju-Dake, from west to east. The Japanese dug in to caves and gun emplacements on the hard coral surface, setting up excellent gun positions on high ground, covering the northern approaches that were open with rice paddies and grasslands. On 12 Jun, the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Marine Regiment of the US 1st Marine Division attacked Kunishi Ridge before dawn, capturing a portion of the hill but quickly became isolated as the Japanese fought from beneath them; only under the cover of tanks could supplies be delivered to the mountain top and the wounded be evacuated. On 14 Jun, 1st Marine Regiment of the US 1st Marine Division and the men of the 1st Marine Battalion attacked Kunishi Ridge and Yuza-Dake, respectively. The hills were not secured for several days, with terrible losses on both sides.
Cpl. Fred M Castaldi
Served with the US Army in WWII
Born May 9 1926
Died April 14 2004
This donation was made in Fred’s memory on behalf of his wife Beverly and his daughter Marianna.
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