Melvin C. ASKEW

Registration number38273869



Unit39th Infantry Regiment


9th Infantry Division

date of death18/06/1944

Original cemeterySainte Mère Eglise n°1

Current cemeteryE-24-39 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France


The American Defense Service Medal is a military medal awarded to a soldier who has distinguished himself in service prior to the entry of the United States into the war from 1939 to 1941.

The Good Conduct Medal is awarded only to enlisted men and non-commissioned officers. To obtain it, the soldier must justify one year of exemplary service in wartime or three consecutive years in peacetime.

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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