Private First Class Donald E Orvedahl

Name Donald E Orvedahl
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 37553263
State Minnesota
Date of death 1944-08-11
Plot, Row, Grave G, 6, 12
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Role MOS 745 Rifleman
Unit G Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private First Class Orvedahl was a member of G Company. The morning report for July 26, 1944 on page 52 lists him joining the unit from the 41st Replacement Battalion on July 24, 1944. The morning report for August 12, 1944 on page 24 lists him as killed in action on August 11, 1944.

Wendy Lopez from Les Fleurs de la Memoire pointed me towards a newspaper article from the Moorhead Daily News, September 6, 1944. From this article partially quoted:

Private First Class Donald E. Orvedahl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthuer Orvedahl, 1107 First avenue south has been reported killed in action in France on August 11. Private Orvedahl entered the service in March 1943 and was stationed with the ASTP at Auburn, Ala, Camp Shelby, Miss, and at Fort Meade, Md. He reported overseas in June and was sent from England to France in July. He is a graduate of Moorhead high school and was employed at L. Milo Matson's and the Mandel Fur store, Fargo, prior to entering service.

The article can be seen below.
Documents - Newspaper article Moorhead Daily News, 5 September 1944
- Morning report July 26, 1944, G Company, 330th IR, page 52
- Morning report August 12, 1944, G Company, 330th IR, page 24
Grave Soldier
Donald E Orvedahl (37553263) Donald E Orvedahl (37553263)

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