Private First Class Harold F Taylor

Name Harold F Taylor
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 32955951
State New Jersey
Date of death 1945-04-13
Plot, Row, Grave D, 18, 10
Cemetery Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Google Maps
Unit 83rd Signal Company, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Bronze StarPurple Heart
Remarks Rudy Zamula, original member of the 83rd Signal Company remembers the following on Harold Taylor:

I heard of Harold's death shortly after the event. I was told that Harold and several other 83rd Signal GI's saw some German soldiers across a canal, presumably guarding a military hospital. The story was that they would get a crack at the Infantry experience as the war ended. As Signal linemen, we were sometimes shot at or exposed to artillery fire, but we didn't get a chance to shoot back. We had carbines, but most of the time we left them on the 1/4 ton pickup truck. Unfortunately, the German snipers hit first.

From the 83rd Signal Unit Journal for May 1945:

May 7. Pfc Harold F. Taylor awarded the Bronze Star Medal Posthumously for meritorious service per General Order Number 87, Hqs 83rd Infantry Division dated 3 May 1945.

The complete commendation can be seen here. All information provided for by Rudy Zamula
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