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T/Sgt. George Lee Wolf


Born: 14 December 1915 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Manford L. Wolf & Alma A. Bedard-Wolf

Siblings: 3 sisters

Home:

    - 1618 North Main Street - Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Sacred Heart School - Melrose Park

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1936

Occupation: truck driver for grocery chain

Inducted:

    - U.S. Army

        - 18 April 1941

Serial Number: 36027110

Training: 

    - Camp Grant - Rockford, Illinois

    - Camp Forrest - Tullahome, Tennessee

Unit: 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division

    - 129th Infantry Regiment was an Illinois National Guard unit

    - Federalized - 5 March 1941 

Engagements:

    - Fiji Islands

        - 20 September 1942 - division sent there to fortify islands 

        - 11 March 1943 - left Fiji 

    - Espiritu Islands

        - 13 March 1943

      - Guadalcanal

        - 4 November 1943 - 11 November 1943

    - Bougainville, New Guinea - 13 November 1943 - 13 December 1944

        - division sent to Bougainville to relieve Marines 

        - 8 March 1944

            - Piva Airfield - defended airfield from heavy Japanese attacks
                - promoted from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant
Reenlisted: 17 April 1944

        - 11 October 1944

            - division trained for invasion of Philippines

    - Luzon, Philippine Islands - 9 January 1945

        - attached to the 40th Infantry Division - 1 February 1945

Killed in Action:

    - 1 February 1945 - Clark Airfield

        - hit in head by sniper fire on way to Manila

Buried:

    - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

        - Plot:  D  Row:  9  Grave:  185

Medals:

    - Good Conduct Medal

    - Combat Infantry Medal
       - awarded for exemplary conduct during the Battle of Bougainville, New Guinea

    - Purple Heart









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