PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Abraham, Edward G. (Service number: 35529013)
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Private 1st Class
Unit: Company K, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army (Company K, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division "Santa Fe", U.S. Army)
Action: Private First Class Edward G. Abraham, 35529013, Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the vicinity of Torigni-sur-Vire, Normandy, France, on 30 July 1944. When his platoon was pinned down by fire from an enemy machine gun to the front, Private Abraham, a rifleman, leaped across the hedgerow, and although wounded, crawled to the enemy machine gun and destroyed the position with a hand grenade. The intrepid courage of Private Abraham, his tenacity of purpose, and utter disregard for personal safety, enabled his platoon to successfully continue its advance, reflects high credit upon his character as a soldier, and is in accord with the high traditions of the military service.
Entered military service from Ohio.
Details: Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 22 (20 August 1944).
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - HUSTON, J. A., Biography of a Battalion, Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, United States, 2003.
- 134th Infantry Regiment
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