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Distinguished Service Cross(DSC) Recipients
S/Sgt J G Eisensohn Jr
1/Lt Richard W Durkee
Cpl Robert H Hill
Pfc Brian C Hubble
Pfc Milo C Huempfner

Silver Star Recipients
Pvt James T Cleary
1/Lt Richard W Durkee
S/Sgt J G Eisensohn Jr
Pfc Frank Gould
Col Rupert D Graves
2/Lt Richard R Hallock
1/Lt Keith R Harsh
Maj William N Holm
S/Sgt Irving M Jacobs
Cpl Robert E Kabat
Sgt Mearlen G La Mar
S/Sgt Raymond E Little
Capt A A McPheeters Jr
T/5 Wesley A Richard
Sgt Blas T Valdon
S/Sgt E W Van Horssen

551st Parachute Infantry Battalion
Roll of Honor

 LastName FirstName MI Tle Rank Unit Location Date    Status Cemetery

Anderson Donald R Pfc Co A Belgium 1/3/45 USA/PA
Anderson Robert E Sgt Co A Belgium 1/3/45 PH (OLC) H-C
Baldwin Donald H Cpl Med Belgium 1/3/45 DOW USA/IN
Banks Ray Cpl Co C Belgium 1/3/45 USA/OK
Banks Wilbur M S/Sgt Co A Belgium 1/3/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures DOW H-C
Beauchaine Arthur E Sgt Serv Belgium 1/45 USA/NH
Bejma Frank J Pfc Hq Belgium 1/8/45 DOW H-C
Billman Lewis R T/5 Co B So France 8/21/44 RHO
Black Sydney R Pfc Co A Belgium 1/45
Booth Donald A 1/Lt Hq Belgium 1/7/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures   USA/CA
Brooks Jake E Pvt Co C Belgium 1/45 USA/MO
Brookshire Andrew H Pfc Co C Belgium 1/7/45 USA/NC
Brown Willie F Pvt Co B Belgium
Butenhoff Marvin M T/Sgt Svc Co Belgium
Callahan Bernard F Sgt Hq Belgium 1/3/45
Callaway Paul T/4 Co A Belgium 1/6/45 USA/GA
Campbell Buford R Pvt Hq Belgium 1/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures H-C
Campbell John F Pvt Co C So France 11/4/44
Carroll James J Pfc Co A Belgium Tsfr/505th USA/NY
Chappell John F Jr Pfc Co C So France 11/4/44 BS RHO
Chavez Juan R Pfc Co A Belgium MIA
Cheatham Robert R Cpl Co B Germany 4/8/45 Tsfr/504th ARD
Christensen Harold Cpl Co C Belgium 1/7/45 USA/IL
Clark John L Pvt Co A Belgium Tsfr/504th
Cleary James T Pvt Hq Belgium 1/7/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  SS USA/MA
Coley Theodore R Pvt Co B USA/GA
Collins John I Cpl Co A Belgium 1/3/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/AL
Conley Dale E Pfc Hq Co Belgium Tsfr/508th
Couch Kimber Pvt Co C Belgium 1/3/45 USA/KY
Dahl Charles E 1/Lt Co A Belgium 1/7/45 USA/ND
Davis Lorenzo J Pvt Hq Belgium 1/29/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures Tsfr/504th H-C
Deming James W T/5 Co B So France 8/21/44 RHO
Dennis William E Pfc Co B So France 8/21/44 USA/IN
Edgerly Joseph A Pfc Co B So France 11/4/44 RHO
Ellis Jennings B Belgium
Ellis Perry I Sgt Hq Co So France 8/20/44 DOW S-R
Farren Joseph A 1/Lt Hq Co Belgium 1/7/45 ARD
Fields Warren B Pvt Co B So France 8/21/44 RHO
Fletcher Andrew H Sr Pvt Co C Belgium 1/7/45 USA/WVA
Frazier Sybol L Pfc Co A Panama CZ
Friend Ernest V Pvt Co A Belgium 1/7/45 USA/MT
Funk Jack D Pvt Co B So France 8/15/44 USA/VA
Gates William H Pvt Hq Co So France 8/20/44 RHO
Gibson Ladd M Pfc Co A Belgium 12/21/44 DOW LOR
Gould Frank E Pfc Co B Germany 4/7/45 SS/Tsfr-504 MAR
Harris Joseph Pvt Hq So France
Heneghan Martin A Pvt Co A Belgium 1/3/45 USA/IL
Hill Robert H Cpl Co A Belgium 1/7/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures  DSC H-C
Hord Oliver A 1/Lt Co C So France
Hornacky Nicholas Pvt Co C So France
Hughes Felix J Pvt Co A USA/NY
Hundley Kenneth G Cpl Co A Belgium Tsfr/508th
Intinarelli Carlo A Cpl Co B Belgium 12/24/44 USA/MA
Jensen George W Pfc So France 10/2/44 DOW RHO
Joerg Wood G Lt Col CO Belgium 1/7/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures  USA/AL
Kicinski Stephen S/Sgt Co A Germany 5/8/45 Tsfr/508th USA/NY
Kuliffay Harold R Pvt Co B Belgium 1/3/45 ARD
Kurtz Elmer J Pfc Co A Belgium 1/3/45
Kurtz Lester E 2/Lt Co B Belgium 12/27/44 Photo on Trooper Pictures PH(OLC) H-C
Lawson William C Pfc Hq Co So France 8/20/44 USA/KS
Looney Jack Pvt Co A Belgium
Lucas Thomas B Pvt Co C Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Luening George H 1/Lt Co A Belgium 1/3/45 USA/MT
Martin Harry S Sgt Co C Belgium 1/3/45 USA/VA
Mc Atee John F Pvt Co A Belgium 1/7/45 H-C
Mc Bee William Pfc Co A Belgium 1/7/45
Mc Pheeters Archibald Capt Co B Belgium 1/3/45 Tsfr/505th USA/PA
Moore Roger W Pfc Co A Belgium 1/3/45 H-C
Morrison Wendell E T/5 Hq So France 8/14/44 Pathfinder
Mowery Robert R Pvt Co A Belgium 1/7/45   Photo on Trooper Pictures  H-C
Murphy Gerald L Pvt Co C England 12/12/44 Tsfr/194th CAM
Myers Doris S Pfc Co A Belgium 1/8/45 DOW USA/MS
Nottingham Glen E Pvt Co A Belgium 1/9/45 DOW USA/CA
O'Dell John B Cpl Co A Belgium
O'Doherty Robert B Pfc Belgium 1/8/45 DOW/PH(OLC) H-C
Opitz John T/5 Srv Co Belgium 2/2/45 Tsfr/504th USA/MN
Parks Leon W Pvt Co B So France 8/21/44 RHO
Parsons Cleo Pfc Co B Belgium
Patterson Lester L Pvt Hq So France
Peabody Rushton D 1/Lt Co A So France 10/1/44 RHO
Pearson Benjamin C Cpl Hq Belgium
Piedescalzo S J Pfc Co A Belgium 1/3/45 USA/CT
Ploof Maurice P Pvt Hq Belgium 1/7/45 H-C
Ponder John L Pvt Co B USA/AR
Reynolds William E Pvt Co C Belgium 12/10/44 Tsfr/317th LOR
Rolland Jack F T/5 Co A Belgium 2/9/45 Tsfr/508th H-C
Rover Roy A Pvt Co B Belgium 12/27/44 USA/WI
Rowe Joseph G Pvt Co C So France 11/4/44 USA/MD
Ryan Francis A Pfc Med USA/MA
Ryan John B 2/Lt Co B Belgium 1/7/45 DOW USA/GA
Sepulveda Ramon M Pvt Co B So France 8/21/44 RHO
Shoup John W Sgt Co A So France
Simson Jack C Cpl Co A Belgium 1/7/45 H-C
Sindler Harold C S/Sgt Co A Belgium 1/7/45 H-C
Sizemore Gerna W Pvt Co A Belgium 1/7/45 USA/VA
Smith David W Sgt Co B So France 9/23/44 DOI USA/AL
Smith Mahlon F Pfc Hq Belgium USA/PA
Spera Louie N Pvt Co B England 9/2/44 KODY/att 82nd USA/CA
Stankus Lawrence C Sgt Co A Italy 7/31/44 Photo on Trooper Pictures KODY S-R
Stopa August Pfc Co C Belgium 1/7/45 USA/WI
Tenute Louis J Pvt Co B So France 8/22/44 DOW RHO
Ward James P T/4 Hq Germany 5/4/45
Ward Trynca Pfc BHQ Germany 4/30/45 Tsfr/505th MAR
Watson Robert H Pvt Co C Belgium 1/4/45 DOW USA/NY
Whalen William E Pvt Co C Belgium 1/3/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/PA
Wilson Cloy L Pfc Co A Belgium 1/3/45 Photo on Trooper Pictures USA/AL
Williams Max G Cpl Co B So France 8/21/44 USA/NC
Williams Wilburn M Pvt Co B Belgium USA/GA
Wright Thomas W Pvt Belgium 1/3/45 USA/VA
Wright William J Pvt Co B So France 8/21/44 USA/PA
Yellowrobe Alvin J Pfc Co A So France 8/20/44 USA/MT

R E L A T E D   B O O K S

Ambrose, Stephen E D-DAY June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle of WW II. 6/93, Simon & Shuster ISBN: 0671673343
Badsey , Stephen & Chandler, David G (Editor)  Arnhem 1944: Operation "Market Garden" (Campaign No.24) 1993 96p. ISBN: 1855323028
Breuer, William B Geronimo! American Paratroopers in WWII. New York: St. Martin Press, 1989 621 p. ISBN: 0-312-03350-8
Breuer, William B Operation Dragoon: The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Presidio Press, Sept 1987 261 p. ISBN: 0891413073
D'Este, Carlo  Patton: A Genius for War 1024 pp ISBN: 0060927623
De Trez, Michel  At the Point of No Return : Pictorial History of the American Paratroopers in the Invasion of Normandy 7/98, D-Day Pub, 200 p. ISBN: 2960017617
De Trez, Michel  First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers in the Invasion of Southern France 7/98, D-Day Pub, 500 p. ISBN: 2960017625
Gassend, Jean-Loup Operation Dragoon: Autopsy of a Battle: The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. (May 28, 2014), 560 p. ISBN: 076434580X
Gavin, James M.  On to Berlin : Battles of an Airborne Commander, 1943-1946 ISBN: 0670525170
Giard, Régis & Frédéric Blais Helmets of the ETO: A Historical & Technical Guide Histoire & Collections (Jan 2008), 216 p. ISBN: 2352500621
Golden, Lewis Echoes From Arnhem Penguin ISBN: 0718305213
Hicks, Anne The Last Fighting General: The Biography of Robert Tryon Frederick Schiffer Pub Ltd, 320pp, ISBN: 0764324306
MacDonald, Charles B  A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge Wm Morrow & Co (P), 720 p. ISBN: 068151574
McKenzie, John  On Time, On Target Novato, CA: Presidio, May 15,2000. 304 p. ISBN: 089 141 714 1
Morgan, John Daniel The Left Corner of My Heart : The Saga of the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion Alder Enterprise, 1984. 548 p.
Orafalea, Gregory  Messengers of the Lost Battalion : The Heroic 551st and the Turning of the Tide at the Battle of the Bulge Free Press, March 14,1997. 432 p. ISBN: 068 482 804 9
Ryan, Cornelius  A Bridge Too Far 670p. ISBN: 0684803305
van Lunteren, Frank Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge Casemate, Sept 19,2015. 368 p. ISBN: 1612003133
van Lunteren, Frank The Battle of Bridges: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Casemate, June 1,2014. 336 p. ISBN: 1612002323
van Lunteren, Frank Spearhead of the Fifth Army: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy from the Winter Line To Anzio Casemate, Sept 16,2016. 320 p. ISBN: 161200427X
Wildman, John B All Americans 82nd Airborne. Meadowlands Militaria, 6/83 ISBN:091 208 1007
The Center of Military History The War in the Mediterranean: A WWII Pictorial History Brasseys, Inc., 465 p. ISBN:1574881302
Yardley, Doyle R  Home Was Never Like This. Yardley Enterprises, Aug, 2002, 312 p. ISBN:0971743908

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