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Semper, Sgt. Albert A.

Last updated on February 16, 2020

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 a child 
– 1529 South Elgin Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois 
– Field-Stevenson Grade School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1941 
Employed: worked in father’s drug store
Selective Service Registration: 26 June 1942
Contact Person: H. E. Semper – father
– U.S. Army 
– 23 November 1942 
Serial Number: 16147553 
– Fort Knox, Kentucky 
Unit: 191st Tank Battalion, 34th Infantry Division 
– 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 
– a shell burst over his tank as Albert sat on turret drinking tea 
– Epinal American Cemetery – Epinal (Vosges) France 
Plot: B Row: 19 Grave: 51 
Medals: Purple Heart 




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