Thursday, November 11, 2004

Veterans Day

My dad's listing at the WWII Memorial.

Russell James York

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army


HOMETOWN
Waterville, ME

HONORED BY
Mark A. York, Son

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

LANDED AT UTAH BEACH ON D-DAY, AS A MEDIC SERVING UNDER GENERAL THEODORE ROOSEVELT. MARCHED WITH GENERAL PATTON AND THE 5TH ARMY ENGINEERS IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE. RECEIVED THE SILVER STAR IN PRUM GERMANY FOR VALOR IN BATTLE AWARDED BY GENERAL HAROLD BLAKELY. MARCHED INTO GERMANY AND LIBERATED THE CONCENTRATION CAMP AT BUCHENWALD NEAR WEIMAR.


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