FIRST LIEUTENANT LEWIS GEORGE HENRY; U.S. ARMY

September 13, 1917 (Brooklyn, NY) – June 27, 1944; 26 years old; married to the former Janice Marie Sanderson (1919-2004) June 21, 1941 in Norwalk; daughter, Jane
Last local address: 6 Fremont Place, Norwalk
Enlisted September 8, 1941
Service number: O-1013072
1ST ARMORED DIVISION, 13TH ARMORED REGIMENT

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (3 time recipient).

Brother John Arnaud Henry died of wounds received in France during World War I.

From armyhistory.org: The 13th Armored was later sent to Anzio in May 1944 to take part in the Allied breakout of the beachhead beginning on 23 May.  During heavy fighting, the regiment suffered significant losses in tanks from to both enemy mines and guns.  Soon after the breakout, however, Allied forces quickly advanced on Rome.  Companies A and H of the 13th Armored were among the first Allied units to enter Rome when it fell on 4 June. After the fall of Rome, the 13th Armored continued to attack north with the 1st Armored Division until reaching Lake Bracciano.

Lt Henry is buried at Florence American Cemetery, Italy; Plot D, Row 12, Grave 32.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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