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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1
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Full Name:
Albert J Ellison 1
Death:
Buried: Buried at: Plot J Row 4 Grave 11<BR>Manila American Cemetery<BR>Manila, Philippines 1
Death: 8-Feb-45 1
Death Date: 08 Feb 1945 1
Memorial Cemetery: Manila American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Manila, Philippines 1
Memorial Location: Plot J Row 4 Grave 11 1
Residence:
State: Illinois 1
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World War II 1

Rank:
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
O-460615 1
Awards:
Silver Star, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
511th Parachute Infantry Regt, 11th Airborne Division 1

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1st Lt Ellison, Co. E, 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division was killed in action February 8, 1945 while attempting to rescue trapped troops during the assault on Manila near Nichols Field.  Ellison was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic actions on 10 December 1944 during a counterattack against Japanese positions.  

Interestingly, Albert's son, Robert J. Ellison, who he never met, went on to become an award winning photojournalist during the Vietnam War, and was killed in action on March 6, 1968 near Khe Sanh, two weeks before his feature photographs were published in Newsweek

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