Semper

 

Sgt. Albert August Semper


Born: 30 December 1924 - Forrest Park, Cook County, Illinois

Parents: Helmuth E. Semper & Mary Lawrence-Semper

Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers

    - one sister died as child

Hometown:

    - 1529 South Elgin Avenue - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Field-Stevenson Grade School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1941

Enlisted:

    - U.S. Army

        - 23 November 1942

Serial Number: 16147553

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

Unit: 191st Tank Battalion, 34th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Salerno - landed in September 1943

    - Anzio, Italy - landed on January 1944

    - Southern France - Operation Dragoon - 15 August 1944

Killed in Action:

     - 16 October 1944 - Departement des Ardennes Champagne-Ardenne, France

        - shell burst over tank as Albert sat on turret drinking tea

Buried: 

    - Epinal American Cemetery - Epinal (Vosges) France

        Plot: B   Row: 19   Grave:  51

Medals: Purple Heart




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