Philip D. ABBEY
Unit506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
date of death09/06/1944
Original cemeterySainte Mère Eglise n°1
Current cemeteryNormandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France
Army Good Conduct Medal
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.
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.