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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1921 1
Union Township near Emington, Livingston County, IL 2
Illinois 1
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Person:
Edwin G Masching 1
Level of Education: 1 year of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1921 1
Union Township near Emington, Livingston County, IL 2
Illinois 1
Residence:
Place: Livingston County, Illinois 1
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Birth:
Mother: Mary Rabe Masching 2
Father: John Masching 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
24 Aug 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
36366180 1
Enlistment Place:
Chicago Illinois 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:
Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 1071 1
Film Reel Number: 5.133 1

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His nickname was "Butch." He was KIA on patrol near L'Avelline du Houx, France on 4 Oct 1944, and received the DSC posthumously for protecting his men at the cost of his own life. He left father Jack, mother Mary, sisters Marie, Milly, and Helen, brothers Chuck [Army Air Corps], "Bud" [Army], and Don [Army Air Corps] and sweetheart Irene.

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