Shiffer Jr., George E.

Date of birth:
August 15th, 1922
Date of death:
April 8th, 1945 (Okinawa, Japan)
Buried on:
American War Graves Graceland Cemetery
Plot: C. Row: 80. Grave: 4.
Service number:
17145419
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division "Bayonet", U.S. Army
Awarded for:
Operation Iceberg
Action:
PFC Shiffer was going to the aid of a fallen comrade on Okinawa. Both were killed.
Details:
A-2 Commander wrote letter of commendation
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division "Bayonet", U.S. Army
Details:
Posthumously awarded
Purple Heart

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