FULL NAME:

Emitt J. Gilbreath

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

18021266

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Sept 13, 1922
  • DATE OF DEATH: Sept 30, 1993
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Dublin, Erath County, Texas

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Sept 20, 1940
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Fort Worth, Texas
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company K, 3rd Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Staff Sergeant (S/Sgt.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Squad Leader
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 1944)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Purple Heart, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    June 13, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Near Cerisy-la-Forêt, Normandy, France
  • NOTES:
    Diagnosis: Wound(s), perforating with no nerve or artery involvement; Location: Scrotum; Location: Femur, Shaft; Causative Agent: Bullet, Machine Gun; Diagnosis: Fracture, compound, comminuted with nerve involvement only; Diagn // Medical Treatment: Removal of foreign bodies from others; Fracture, compound, closed, treatmnt of, w/splints/casts; or Fracture w/bone fragment removal & cast // Discharge Type, Disposition: Discharged or Retired for Disability, Line of Duty, Yes; FinalResult: Ankylosis: Hip joint, one
HONORED BY:

Gary Brent Gilbreath, 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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Marital Status
Birth Date
Birth Place
Source Box Number
Source Film Reel Number
Conflict Period
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