Gras

 

Pfc. Hans Walter Gras


Born: 1 April 1925 - Hamburg, Germany

     - 8 May 1931 - immigrated to United States

      - used his middle name as first name

Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gras 

Home:

   - 646 Hannah Ave - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1942

            - transferred to Concordia High School, River Forest, Illinois

            - did not graduate

Inducted:

    - Unknown

        - U.S. Army

Serial Number: 36680517

Training: 

    - Camp Fannin, Texas

Unit: 182nd Infantry Division

Stationed: 

    - Hawaii - 11 June 44 to 8 July 1944

Engagements:

    - Battle of the Palau Islands

      - landed Palau Island - 17 September 1944

      - landed Ulithi Island - 21 September 1944

Killed in Action:

    - 24 September 1944 - Bougainville Island

        - killed by enemy machinegun fire

Buried: 

    - 17 July 1948

    - Camp Butler National Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois

        - Section:  4   Site:  171

Medals:

     - Purple Heart


 

 

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