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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 2
Branch:
Army, Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Technical Sergeant 2
Rank:
T SG 1
Birth:
21 Apr 1918 2
Elizabeth, New Jersey 2
Death:
30 Apr 1945 2
Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan 2
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Christel, George A
Christel, George A
Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st Award.png
Combat Infantryman Badge, 1st Award.png
Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.png
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.png
WWII Victory Medal.png
WWII Victory Medal.png
Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal posthumously awarded to T/Sgt. George Christel on 27 February 2007. The miniature Combat Infantryman Badge was a later addition. He was awarded this Bronze Star for having received the Combat Infantryman Badge during World War II.
165th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
165th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
Actual DUI worn by T/Sgt. George A. Christel. It was found among the personal effects of CW2 John A. Christel.
69th Infantry Regiment
69th Infantry Regiment
27th Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
Pvt. George A. Christel
Pvt. George A. Christel
Fort McClellan, Georgia, 1941.
Bronze Star Citation
Bronze Star Citation
Meritorious Achievement on Makin Atoll, 20-23 November 1943. General Orders #35, Headquarters, 27th Infantry Division, 21 May 1944.
Bronze Star Citation
Bronze Star Citation
Heroic Achievement on Okinawa, 25 April 1945. General Orders #90, Headquarters, 27th Infantry Division, 23 November 1945.
Report of Death
Report of Death
CIB awarded under General Order #9, Headquarters, 165th Infantry Regiment, 30 January 1944.
Headstone
Headstone
St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, New Jersey
Headstone
Headstone
St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, New Jersey
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Full Name:
George Adam Christel 2
Full Name:
George A Christel 1
Birth:
21 Apr 1918 2
Elizabeth, New Jersey 2
Male 2
Death:
30 Apr 1945 2
Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan 2
Cause: Killed In Action 2
Burial:
21 Mar 1949 2
Colonia, New Jersey 2
Cemetery: St. Gertrude's Cemetery 2
Burial:
30 Apr 1945 2
Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan 2
Cemetery: Island Command Cemetery 2
Residence:
Place: New Jersey 1
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Birth:
Mother: Ruth E. O'Connell 2
Father: John G. Christel 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 2
Branch:
Army, Army Air Forces 1
Rank:
Technical Sergeant 2
Rank:
T SG 1
Service Start Date:
05 Feb 1941 2
Service End Date:
30 Apr 1945 2
Enlistment Date:
05 Feb 1941 2
Enlistment Location:
Newark, New Jersey 2
Service Number:
32058640 1
Army Branch:
Infantry 2
Awards:
Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/ Valor "V" device & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart 2
Casualty Type:
KIA 1
MOS:
Platoon Sergeant 2
Unit:
Company "I", 165th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division 2

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  1. WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List [See image]
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