CORPORAL ROBERT MELVILLE YOUNG; U.S. ARMY

June 1, 1918 (Norwalk, CT) – December 15, 1979
Married to Marie Erickson (1921-2004) in Norwalk on January 26, 1946
Local address when entering service: 22 Lawrence Street
Enlisted on June 17, 1940
Service number: 6150710
32ND FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION, BATTERY A

Also awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. The Legion of Merit Medal is granted to individuals who demonstrate an exceptional level of meritorious conduct. The Legion of Merit is typically presented only to senior command or staff, with occasional exceptions. Corporal Young was a low ranking enlisted troop. He must have been exceptional.

Wounded in action on August 4, 1944 in Brittany, France. Corporal Robert M. Young, 6150710, Battery A, 32nd Field Artillery Battalion. For heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy in Normandy, France, 6 June 1944.

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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