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Wolf, T/Sgt. George L.

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T/Sgt. George Lee Wolf 
Born: 14 December 1916 – 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 
Employment: J. W. Trenkler – Melrose Park, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Alma A. Wolf – mother
Inducted: 
– U.S. Army 
– 18 April 1941 
Serial Number: 36027110 
Training: 
– Camp Grant – Rockford, Illinois 
– Camp Forrest – Tullahoma, 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 
– the division trained for the invasion of the 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 the 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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