FULL NAME:

Harry F. Swartz

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

  • DATE OF BIRTH: October 3, 1924
  • DATE OF DEATH: Alive
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Pemberville, Wood County, Ohio

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    December, 1943
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company C, 1st Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    1st Scout
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Normandy Campaign (6 June – 24 July 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)

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Wounded In Action (WIA)
  • DATE:
    August 3, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Near Vire, France
  • NOTES:
    PFC Harry Swartz was seriously wounded on August 3, 1944 near Vire, France. "His wounds were from scouting out a sunken road from above it. The Germans were moving back and forth so they couldn't tell exactly where they were. They must have just reached their guns up and fired them. There was only one small tree where my dad and another volunteer were crawling. First they knocked off my dad's helmet and made it roll down his back and hit the other guy's helmet. The other guy thought he had been hit, but my dad just told him to give him his helmet back. Then my dad got a few bullets that glazed his back and then one through the shoulder down toward his side. They saved one of the bullets for him in the hospital and he keeps it with his Purple Heart," said Mrs. Ginny Swartz Shinew. But it was not the only bullet. A couple of years ago the second bullet finally worked its way to Harry Swartz skin and was removed by doctors.
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HONORED BY:

Ginny Swartz Shinew, Daughter

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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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