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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1921 1
Iowa 1
Death:
15 Apr 1945 2
Florence, Italy 2
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Person:
Owen W Fligg Jr 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Iowa 1
Death:
15 Apr 1945 2
Florence, Italy 2
Cause: Sniper's bullet during WWII 2
Residence:
Place: Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
11 Dec 1942 1
Army Branch:
Infantry 1
Army Serial Number:
11131023 1
Enlistment Place:
Boston Massachusetts 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Machinists 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0071 1
Film Reel Number: 1.64 1

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Po Valley, Italy

During one of the bloodiest battles of the  Spring Offensive of the Po Valley in Italy.  2nd Lieutenant Owen W. Fligg, Jr., forward observer with Company B, after the company occupied Hill 828 at Le Coste, was killed by macine gun and sniper fire. 

He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  He was a member of the 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division.

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