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Norton, Sherman T.

Date of birth:
September 29th, 1915 (Fairfax/Oklahoma, United States)
Date of death:
July 8th, 1996 (Springfield/Missouri, United States)
Nationality:
American

Biography

Sherman T. Norton was born on September 29th, 1915 at Fairfax as the son of Henry Richard Norton and Caroline Evans. He married to Sybil Louise Lane on March 6th, 1939. The couple had three children, Curtis, Linda and Jack of their own and raised also Joan Morrison, Sybil's daughter with her first husband Alfred Morrison.

Sherman T. Norton passed away on June 10th, 1997 in the Hospital at Springfield. He lies buried at the Howell Memorial Cemetery, Pomona, Missouri.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
774th Tank Destroyer Battalion, (attached to the) 94th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
For action performed on 6 March 1945 during the German attack against Lampaden Ridge in the Rhine Province, Germany.
Citation unavailable.
Details:
General Orders No. 101, Headquarters, 94th Infantry Division (1945).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Joan Nickels
  • - Margolies, A. (editor), Seek-Strike-Destroy – The Story of the 774th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Zimmermann, Nürnberg, Germany, 1945
    - Obituary
    - Tank Destroyer.net
    - Home of Heroes.com

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