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World War II 1
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First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1
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Full Name:
Gerard Guyot Cameron 1
Death:
Buried: Buried at: Plot G Row 19 Grave 15<BR>Netherlands American Cemetery<BR>Margraten, Netherlands 1
Death: 24-Mar-45 1
Death Date: 24 Mar 1945 1
Memorial Cemetery: Netherlands American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Margraten, Netherlands 1
Memorial Location: Plot G Row 19 Grave 15 1
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State: New York 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
O-285316 1
Awards:
Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
Counter Intelligence Corps 1

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1st Lt. Gerard Guyot Cameron O285316 Intelligence Service US Army.

Born: February 26, 1909 Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey.

Died: March 24, 1945 Northeast of Wesel on LZ S.

Buried: American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands.

Enlisted: Private May 8, 1942

Education:  4 years college graduate B.A. 1931Yale University and attended Graduate School New York University.

Civilian Occupation: Municipal Bonds, Banking and Investment Broker. Member of Troop K, Squadron A. New York National Guard 1934-37.

Selected for OCS at Fort Bragg, NC and sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma August 19, 1942 for six weeks. Sent to Camp Ritchie for training in Counter Intelligence Corps August 19, 1944. Went overseas January 20, 1945 and volunteered to go with the 17th Airborne Division attached to XVIII Corps Airborne as a member of the 218th CIC Detachment in the air assault across the Rhine River on March 24, 1945. He was killed by enemy small arms fire after his glider had been hit by anti-aircraft fire while landing on LZ S.

 

Sources: Ancestry.com, Yale Banner and Pot Pourri Year Book 1931 and Yale Alumni Obituaries 1944-45.

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