PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Adams, Donald R. (Service number: 37093710)
Date of birth: February 20th, 1920 (Plankinton/South Dakota, United States)
Date of death:  September 20th, 1944 (Berg en Dal/Province of Gelderland, Netherlands)
Nationality:  American
     
SILVER STAR MEDAL (SSM)
Rank: Private
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Action: For action performed in June/July in Normandy, France.
Citation unavailable.
Details: Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 66 (1944).
 
     
BRONZE STAR MEDAL (BSM)
Rank: Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Action: Citation unavailable.
Details: Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 8 (1945).
 
     
PURPLE HEART
Rank: Private
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Action: For wounds received in action on 4 July 1944 in France.
 
     
PURPLE HEART
Rank: Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Action: Killed In Action.
Details: This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leaf to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Posthumously awarded.
 
     
COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE
Rank: Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Awarded on: September 17th, 1944
 
     
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL - ARMY
Rank: Technician 5th Grade (T-5)
Unit: Medical Detachment attached to Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Awarded on: November 16th, 1943
Details: Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 58 (1943).
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - NORDYKE, P., Put Us Down In Hell, Historic Ventures, LLC, Lexington, United States, 2012.
- WW2-Airborne.us
- 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.org
- Market Garden.com
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