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Zink, Orville Carl (US-Army)

Date of birth:
May 5th, 1919 (New Haven, Indiana)
Date of death:
January 14th, 1980 (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
Service number:
Army Service Number: 35.537.341
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Army Service Number: 35537341.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit:
Company B, 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 90th Infantry Division "Tough 'Ombres", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1944
For action performed on 17 August 1944 in Sainte-Eugénie/Orne department, Basse-Normandy, France.
Citation unavailable.

Headquarters, 90th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 74 (24 September 1944).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

Sources

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  • - Eby, H.H. (Battalion History Staff), Tank Busters – The History of the 607th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Combat on the Western Front, Knorr & Hirth, Munich, Germany, 1945
    - Tank Destroyer.net

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