Pace, Virgil Thomas

Date of birth:
July 13th, 1923 (Albany/Oklahoma, United States)
Date of death:
1986
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

He was drafted in 1942 in Bryan County Oklahoma. He was in Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He re enlisted and also served in the 1st Combat Engineers during the occupation of Germany. He was part Choctaw Indian, Irish, and Black Dutch. He was a farm laborer when he was drafted. After his service he moved to Borger Texas and worked until retirement from Phillips Petroleum.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Sergeant
Unit:
15th Combat Engineer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division "Old Reliables", U.S. Army
Details:
4 bronze campaing stars
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

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