FULL NAME:

Carl H. Klein

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

38033057

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 6, 1919
  • DATE OF DEATH: June 13, 2008
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Austin, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    June 20, 1941
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Fort Sam Houston, Texas
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company G, 2nd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Corporal (Cpl.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Medic
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)

🎖Silver Star Medal, 🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Purple Heart, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖American Defense Service Medal

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    June 16, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Near Cerisy-la-Forêt, Normandy, France
  • NOTES:
    Cpl. Carl H. Klein (24 y.o.) was an aid man with the third platoon of Company G. When a squad was sent out to reestablish contact with the platoon which was surrounded, Cpl. Klein followed them. Although subjected to an intense mortar barrage which kept the men pinned down in a ditch, this enlisted man left the relative safety of his position and went forward to the aid of the wounded. When passing through a gate constantly covered by heavy enemy fire, Cpl. Klein was wounded. Despite this wound, he continued on until he reached the casualties and administered aid. Although under constant sniper fire, and wounded once again, this enlisted man, with complete disregard for personal safety continued his task until knocked unconscious by the concussion of a mortar shell burst, and lay there until evacuated under cover of darkness." - The citation accompanying the Silver Star award to Cpl. Carl H. Klein for his action on June 16, 1944, France.
HONORED BY:

Men of the 2nd ID

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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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