RANGERS Fate, Harry Joseph

Craig Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Fate
  • FORENAME
Harry Joseph
  • UNIT
2 Ranger Bn (Company D)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
France 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 11.04.1922
wife Florence Fate of Box 201, Lawton, Michigan
died 08.03.2002 (Aged 79)
Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan, USA. Section EE, Site 2
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : From June 6 to June 8, 1944, while on outpost duty, the above named enlisted men protected the battalion command post and aid station. The determination and initiative displayed by these men while performing this duty set an example for the remainder of the company, which was engaged in repelling three counterattacks by a numerically superior enemy. They held tenaciously to their position against heavy enemy fire, thus permitting the safe withdrawal of their men. When finally cut off from the main body, and although without food, water or medical aid for a period of 48 hours, and despite being greatly outnumbered, these heroic men continued to harass the enemy, and refused to surrender. On June 8, 1944, the enemy was forced to withdraw, making it possible for these men to rejoin their unit. Their gallantry and courage reflect much credit upon themselves, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Jack E. Kuhn, Lester G. Arthur, Joseph L. Flanagan & Harry J. Fate all awarded Silver Star with same citation.

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59894599/harry-joseph-fate
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