A War Fought by Unknown Heroes
Winston Churchill once said of World War Two that it was not a war of princes or chieftains, but of peoples and causes; a war fought by unknown heroes. Here we acknowledge the unknown heroes that Churchill was referring to as well; our fallen heroes as well as those that fought for our freedoms and returned with their memories. We remember and honour in our hearts the Allied heroes, war veterans and all the affected people, who valued freedom in their life above all else.
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John C. Sallee
SSgt, 1st Btn., B Co., 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal. S/Sgt Sallee was KIA 5 July 1944.
Edgar "Bud" Seay
PFC, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal. PFC Edgar "Bud" Seay was from Farmersville, Collin County, Texas (also home of Audie Murphy). Buried at Lorraine American Cemetery.
Robert Joseph Sharp
PFC, 2nd Platoon, "K" Company, 3rd BN, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart . Robert Sharp was born outside Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Pennsylvania as a child with his parents. On 12 May, 1944, he enlisted, choosing to fight not just for America, but also for his birthplace of Scotland, the UK, and all of Europe. He arrived in Luneville, France in late October as a replacement. He was initially reported MIA in February 1945, but his death later determined to be 26 January 1945, near Haguenau, France. He is buried at Epinal American Military Cemetery, France, Plot A Row 16 Grave 18.
Jake Riley Sink
Sgt, B Company, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Sergeant Jake Riley Sink served with the 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division.
James "Bud" Snively
S/Sgt, E Company, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
KIA 23 August 1945. Transferred from Cemetery #6076 St Corneille, Le Mans, France to Custer National Cemetery, Montana, buried 11 July 1949, Section D, #96
Lieutenant, Co. C, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Snyder landed at Utah Beach as a platoon leader with the 315th Infantry. Lt. Snyder was wounded on 3 July 1944 while fighting on the Cotentin Peninsula. After healing in an English hospital, Snyder rejoined Patton's Third Army near the Seine River, as they continued to push the Germans east across France. Shortly thereafter, Lt. Snyder was killed by small-arms fire while leading his men in an assault on Neufchateau, France.
Albert Lincoln Sohl
Sergeant, 12th Infantry
Purple Heart . Sgt Sohl served with Headquarter's Company, 12th Infantry Regiment. He was assigned to S-3 (Plans And Operations).The Regiment along with the rest of the 4th Infantry (Ivy Leaf) Division arrived in England on 29 January 1944. and was billeted in Exeter, Devonshire on the SE coast of Britain. On D Day, 6 June 1944, the 12th Infantry saw its first action of the war when, as part of the 4th Infantry Division, it made an amphibious assault landing on Utah Beach. He was wounded in St. Lo, Normandy on July 4th and sent to a hospital in Birmingham, England. Sohl was returned to his unit about mid-August just two weeks prior to their entry into Paris on the 25th. The Regiment fought in five European campaigns through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Portions of the Fourth were the first allied troops to liberate Paris on 25 August 1944. The 12th Infantry was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its valor in the defense of Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge. The Regiment was also awarded the Belgian Fourragere. After Germany's surrender, Sgt. Sohl and those fortunate enough to have 85 points or higher were sent back to the U.S. on 12 July 1945. He was awarded an honorable discharge on 28 August 1945 in Camp Kilmer, NY,. having served three years and seven months with the armed forces.
Herman W. Stanka
Private, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal. Private Herman W. Stanka was the son of John P. and Magdalena "Lena" T. (Bechtold) Stanka from Godfrey, Illinois. In a telegraph to his parents dated Saturday, November 4, 1944, Pvt. Herman Stanka, previousy listed as missing was reported KIA. Buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Block A, Row 28, Grave 4.
James T. Stephens
314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
Purple Heart James T. Stephens wounded in action near Cherbourg, France June 19, 1944.
SSgt, 2nd Btn, Co. G, 315th Infantry Regiment
SSgt Thomas served with G Company, 2nd Battalion, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division.
PFC John J. Thomas, Jr.
PFC, 314th Infantry Regiment, Co. I, 79th Infantry Division
Bronze Star Awarded the Bronze Star, PFC Thomas was drafted in 1942 when he was just 18 years old. He was honorably discharged 11 April 1946.