Tangborn, Virgil J.

Date of death:
June 14th, 1944 (Manche department, Basse-Normandie, France)
Buried on:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Private First Class Virgil J. Tangborn and two other men rescued a wounded driver of an ammunition truck that had been hit by a shell and set on fire. Another shell killed Tangborn as he was helping save the driver.
Private First Class Virgil J. Tangborn is buried at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer/Basse-Normandie, France. Plot: E, Row: 25, Grave: 20.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private First Class
Unit:
Military band 90th Infantry Division "Tough 'Ombres", U.S. Army
Details:
Citation unavailable.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

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