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Capt. Robert Frank Lange


Born: 16 May 1920 - Indianapolis, Indiana

Parents: Frank N. Lange & Elsie Saager-Lange

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home:

    - 711 South Second Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Emerson School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

    - Elmhurst College

        - attended for two years

Occupation: assistant purchasing agent - Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Company

Inducted:

    - 18 October 1941 - Chicago, Illinois

         - U.S. Army - as enlisted man

Officer Candidate School

Serial Number: O&1285069

Training: 

    - Camp Wolters, Texas

    - Fort Benning, Georgia

Unit: Company B, 40th Armored Division

Engagements:

    - D-Day Invasion - 6 June 1944 - landed at Utah Beach

    - Battle of Bulge - 18 December 1944

          - traveled 150 miles in 19 hours to relieve 101st Airborne at Bastogne, Belgium

          - cited for gallantry in action

              - received Silver Star

              - 26 December 1944

    - Battle of Rhineland

        - wounded - 3 February 1945

           - Oak Leaf Cluster

               - crawled up to enemy machine gun nest and wiped it out with submachine gun

Killed in Action:

    - 27 March 1945

        - Hammelburg, Germany

Buried:

    - 31 May 1949 - Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois

Medals:

    - Purple Heart - with oak leaf cluster

    - Bronze Star

    - Silver Star


 

 

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