Gras, PFC Hans W.

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PFC Hans W. Gras 
Born: 1 April 1925 – Hamburg, Germany 
– 8 May 1931 – immigrated to the United States 
– used his middle name as his first name 
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Walter Gras 
Home: 
– 646 Hannah Ave – Forest Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1942 
– transferred to Concordia High School, River Forest, Illinois 
– did not graduate 
Selective Service Registration: 1 April 1943
Contact Person: Mrs. Walter J. Gras -mother
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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