FULL NAME:

Burl Douglas Fisher

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

34829074

  • DATE OF BIRTH: June 23rd, 1925
  • DATE OF DEATH: May 18th, 2016
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Oct 20th, 1943
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Ft. McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company A, 1st Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Company Messenger
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944), ✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944), ✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

Performed duties with Infantry in Ireland, England, Wales, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Served as company messenger for rifle company. Operated walkie-talkie voice radio. Maintained communication between platoons and company headquarters. Carried messages by foot when necessary.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    Dec 18th, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Belgium
  • NOTES:
    After recovering from his injuries, he returned to service with the unit.
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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)

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SOLDIER RECORD:

Field TitleValueMeaningARMY SERIAL NUMBER3482907434829074NAMEFISHER#BURL#D###########FISHER#BURL#D###########RESIDENCE: STATE43GEORGIARESIDENCE: COUNTY313WHITFIELDPLACE OF ENLISTMENT4344FT MCPHERSON ATLANTA GEORGIADATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY2929DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH0909DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR4343GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATIONPVT#PrivateGRADE: CODE8PrivateBRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATIONNO#No branch assignmentBRANCH: CODE02No branch assignmentFIELD USE AS DESIRED##TERM OF ENLISTMENT5Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to lawLONGEVITY######SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL0Civil LifeNATIVITY43GEORGIAYEAR OF BIRTH2525RACE AND CITIZENSHIP1White, citizenEDUCATION33 years of high schoolCIVILIAN OCCUPATION992Undefined CodeMARITAL STATUS6Single, without dependentsCOMPONENT OF THE ARMY7Selectees (Enlisted Men)CARD NUMBER##BOX NUMBER08540854FILM REEL NUMBER3.2763.276

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