Harold E. SIMON
Unit314th Infantry Regiment
79th Infantry Division
date of death07/07/1944
Original cemeteryBlosville / Carquebut
Current cemeteryMount Hope Cemetery Tremont Tazewell County, Illinois USA
American Campaign Medal
The American Campaign Medal is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that was established on November 6, 1942, to recognize soldiers who have distinguished themselves in the American theater of operations during World War II.
Combat Infantryman Badge
On November 15, 1943, to enhance the image of the infantryman, the War Department created the Combat Infantryman Badge retroactive to December 7, 1941. The badge was accompanied by a monthly bonus of $10. The badge was awarded to officers and enlisted men whose conduct in combat was exemplary.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Campaign medal awarded for 30 consecutive days of service in Europe, Africa or the Middle East between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945.
The Purple Heart is awarded to any armed forces personnel injured or killed in action.
WWII Victory Medal
The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States Army.