FULL NAME:

General S. Hatfield

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

34888079

  • DATE OF BIRTH: April 1, 1920
  • DATE OF DEATH: October 18, 2004
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Fork Ridge, Claiborne County, Tennessee

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    May 26, 1943
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    23rd Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company B, 1st Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Rifleman
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ 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)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Purple Heart, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    January 16, 1945
  • LOCATION:
    Belgium
  • NOTES:
    PFC General S. Hatfield was seriously wounded on January 16, 1945 when he suffered perforating wounds of arm with nerve and artery involvement. His wounds were caused by small arms fire. Diagnosis: brachial palsy Medical Treatment: Debridement (removal of all foreign matter & dead tissue) w/ primary suture, or suture & debridement; Neurolysis (freeing a nerve from adhesions): Lysis of nerve Final Result: Ankylosis: Elbow joint, right. PFC General Hatfield was evacuated to the United States, where he arrived on February 16, 1945. He underwent further treatment that took several months before being discharged from the Army on April 18, 1946.
HONORED BY:

Thomas Taylor, Great-Grandson

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.

Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/
NOTICE
NARA RECORDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SOLDIER
NOTICE
THE STORY IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SOLDIER
ARTICLES