FULL NAME:

Aloysius J. Steber

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

33832299

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Jun 8, 1925
  • DATE OF DEATH: Jun 27, 2017
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Sept 9, 1943
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Allentown, Pennsylvania
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    2nd Engineer Combat Battalion
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company C, 1st Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Combat Engineer
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Purple Heart, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖American Campaign Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal, 🎖Distinguished Unit Citation, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

Initial Combat engineer training at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Assigned to 2nd Engineer Combat battalion in Wales at Tenby by the Sea training area. Landed on Omaha Beach on 8 June 1944, his 19th birthday. Moved into front line at Trevieres, Normandy. Wounded on 12 July 1944 during push on Hill 192. Served the rest of his military service in US Army hospitals in England, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Discharged 27 November 1945.

My father was a very outgoing and jovial gentleman. A wonderful father. He was loved and well liked by all who came in contact with him. Loved to read, enjoyed music, loved to socialize at family events, church and other social gatherings.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    July 12, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Hill 192, Normandy, France
  • NOTES:
    After clearing hedgerows with a tank crew, a trip wire was pulled by another soldier. A bouncing Betty booby trap with white phosphorous landed in from of him causing severe injuries
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HONORED BY:

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jerry Steber, US Army Retired, Son

NARA - Display Full Records

File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.

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