Joseph E. ARRUDA

  • Private first Class

Registration number31223774

Grade

Private first Class

UnitF Co / 8th Infantry Regiment

Division

4th Infantry Division

date of death06/06/1944

Original cemeteryBlosville / Carquebut

Current cemeteryG-09-25 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France

Medals

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.

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.

The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States Army.

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