Lieutenant Colonel Harold A Ericksen

Name Harold A Ericksen
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Army Serial # O-250380
State Maine
Date of death 1944-07-26
Plot, Row, Grave E, 7, 34
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Role CO 1st Battalion
Unit 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Bronze StarPurple Heart
Remarks Lt. Colonel Harold A. Ericksen is mentioned in the 331st after action report for July 1944. From that AAR:

On 26 July 1944, the Regiment attacked at 0503 on the left of the 83rd Division and met heavy small arms and mortar fire. The commander of the 1st Batallion, on the left, Lt. Colonel Harold A Ericksen, was killed early in the attack.

An article from the Portland Press Herald dated August 24, 1944 with a picture of LTC Ericksen can be found at www.mainegavemany.com. Picture courtesy of Robert Carr from this website.
Grave Soldier
Harold A Ericksen (O-250380) Harold A Ericksen (O-250380)

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