Hilty, PFC Andrew N.

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PFC Andrew Norman Hilty 
Born: 28 May 1916 – Bellwood, Illinois 
Parents: Fred O. Hilty & Bertha Krause-Hilty 
– father died January 11, 1944 
Siblings: 8 sisters, 4 brothers 
Home: 
– 326 North Twenty-fourth Avenue – Bellwood, Illinois 
Education: 
– Proviso Township High School 
– played basketball and football 
– left after three years 
– joined the Civilian Conservation Corps 
Occupation: millwright – American Can Company – Maywood, Illinois
Married: 
– Wife: Agnes Erickson – 31 December 1939 
– Children: Joyce, Fred 
Residence: 39 Adeline Street – Elgin, Illinois 
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Agnes Jeanette Hilty – wife
Enlisted: 
– 15 March 1943 
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: 36956185 
Training: 
– Camp Wheeler, Georgia 
– Camp Chaffee, Arkansas 
Unit: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division 
– joined the division as a replacement
– May 1944 – took part in the Anzio Beach breakout
– 4 June 1944 – liberated Rome
– the unit was withdrawn from combat and prepared for Operation Dragoon
– 15 August 1944 – took part in the invasion of Southern France
– landed and liberated St. Tropez
– the 3rd Infantry Division fought its way up the Rhone Valley, through the Vosges Mountains, and reached the Rhine at Strasbourg, Germany, on the 26–27 November 1944
Killed in Action: 
– 15 March 1945 – Albourne, France 
– killed during the attack on the Siegfried Line
Buried: 
– his remains were buried and reburied several times by the Army 
Reburied: 
– Lorraine American Military Cemetery – Saint Avold, Lorraine, France 
– Plot: E Row: 29 Grave: 29 
Medals: Purple Heart 

 

 

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