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Pfc. Marvin Grover Harders Jr.


Born: 1 October 1920 - Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois

Parents: Marvin G. Harders Sr. & Ethel Hagerlin-Harders

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

Hometown:

    - Berkley, Illinois

Education:

    - Sunnyside Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Graduating Class: 1941

Inducted:

    - November 1942

        - U.S. Army

Serial Number: 36623823

Training: 

    - Camp Marley

    - Camp Swift, Texas

Unit: 405th Infantry Regiment, 102nd Infantry Division

Overseas: 

    - Sailed: 12 September 1944

    - Arrived: 23 September 1944 - Cherboug, France

Engagements:

    - 3 November 1944 - took control of area from Wurm to Waurichen along German-Netherlands boarder

    - 29 November 1944 - attacked Roer River

    - 20th December 1944 - attached to British 21st Army Group

        - Battle of the Bulge

Killed in Action:

    - 22 December 1944

        - hit by shrapnel while holding line against German advance during Ardennes Breakthrough

Buried: Netherlands American Cemetery - Martgarten, Limburg, Netherlands

                 - Plot: A   Row: 19   Grave: 14

Medals: Purple Heart


 


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