Russell E. BLISS
Private first Class
Unit308th Engineer Combat Battalion
83rd Infantry Division
date of death06/07/1944
Original cemeterySainte Mère Eglise n°2
Current cemeteryD-09-26 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France
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.