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6 June 1944
Service: Co. F, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Died: Tuesday, June 06, 1944
Buried at: Normandy American Cemetery
Location: Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot: G Row: 20 Grave: 13
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Silver Star Citation
6 June 1944 | Colleville-sur-Mer, France
William W. Hoover, Jr., 33137096, Sergeant, Company F, 18th Infantry. For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. When the squad he was leading from the beach to an assembly area was fired upon by an enemy machine gun and snipers, Sergeant Hoover, with utter disregard for his personal safety, gallanty exposed himself to better direct his BAR fire upon the enemy. His noble action, at the cost of his life, distracted the enemy and enabled his men to pass without casualties. Residence at enlistment: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Next of kin: Mrs. Bernice Hoover, Mother, 137 E. Third St., Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
GO No. 28,
Hq 1st Inf Div,
5 July 1944