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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1920 1
Pennsylvania 1
Death:
06 Jun 1944 2
Colleville-sur Mer, France 2
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Person:
William W Hoover Jr 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1920 1
Pennsylvania 1
Death:
06 Jun 1944 2
Colleville-sur Mer, France 2
Cause: KIA 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France 2
Residence:
Place: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
15 Aug 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
33288637 1
Enlistment Place:
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 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:
Laboratory technicians and assistants 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0638 1
Film Reel Number: 1.155 1

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Military Service

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

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

This is not correct. William W. Hoover, Jr. 33288637 was not killed on D day.He was Honorably Discharged on Nov. 12, 1945. The death listed here is for a William W. Hoover, Jr. 33137096. Note the difference in service numbers. William and I were married in 1949 and he died in 1994. Anne Hoover, his widow

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