Virgil H. LEIGHTON
Private first Class
Unit47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
date of death22/06/1944
Original cemeterySainte Mère Eglise n°1
Current cemeteryG-15-21 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France
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.
The Silver Star is awarded to members of the Army who have served gallantly in combat against the enemy.
WWII Victory Medal
The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States Army.