Caton, Harold Brown "Pete"

Date of birth:
June 6th, 1913 (Mercer County/Kentucky, United States)
Date of death:
December 14th, 2013 (Danville-Boyle County/Kentucky, United States)
Buried on:
Camp Nelson National Cemetery
Service number:
35815072
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Harold Brown Caton enlisted at Louisville, Kentucky on August 7th, 1944.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Awarded for:
Operation Iceberg
Action:
Moved forward observer 2 miles behind enemy lines and kept him safe for 12 hours until main naval shelling started. Five other men in his unit died trying this mission.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Awarded for:
Operation Iceberg
Purple Heart

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