Harders, PFC Marvin G. Jr.

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PFC Marvin Grover Harders Jr. 
Born: 20 August 1922 – Berkley, Illinois 
Parents: Marvin G. Harders Sr. & Ethel Hagerlin-Harders 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 2 brothers 
Hometown: 
– Electric Avenue -Berkley, Illinois 
Education: 
– Sunnyside Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Graduating Class: 1941 
Employment: Unemployed
Residence: 1542 North Long Avenue – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 26 June 1942
Contact Person: Ethel Harders – mother
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 – Cherbourg, France 
– hed a brief period of training 
Engagements: 
– 3 November 1944 – entered combat and took control of the area from Wurm to Waurichen along German-Netherlands boarder 
– 29 November 1944 – launched an attack to Roer River 
– the division captured Welz, Flossdorf, and Linnich, Germany  
– 20 December 1944 – his unit was attached to British 21st Army Group 
– Ardennes – Alsace  Champaign 
– also known as the Battle of the Bulge 
Killed in Action: 
– 22 December 1944 
– hit by shrapnel while holding the defensive line against German advance during Battle of the Bulge 
Buried: Netherlands American Cemetery – Martgarten, Limburg, Netherlands
– Plot: A Row: 19 Grave: 14 
Medals: Purple Heart 
Memorial Service:
– 20 May 1945
– Austin Lutheran Church, Chicago

 

 

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