FULL NAME:

Edward H. Hunter

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

38116101

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Apr 2, 1921
  • DATE OF DEATH: Oct 17, 2002
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Jun 8, 1942
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Dallas, Texas
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    9th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company M, 3rd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Squad Leader
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)

🎖Purple Heart, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

My father was quiet, gentle, funny, hard working and above all loved and served God all his life. He was the second oldest in his family and had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Growing up in a share cropping farming family in Cedar Hill, Texas (a few miles south of Dallas) was a tough life. After the war he married Helen (they were married for 56 years) and had 5 sons. Ed, as he was most commonly known, worked in the automotive industry most of his life rebuilding auto parts.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    Aug 12, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Normandy, France
  • NOTES:
    While getting a drink from a well the Germans began to fire mortar shells. Dad caught shell fragments in his ankle and back. He was not badly injured but was out of combat for a few weeks.
HONORED BY:

Neal Hunter, 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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