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MARKLE, Neal Smith

Servicenumber: 33669352


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Age: 29
Born: 9 November 1915, Westover, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Hometown: Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Family: Curtis A. Markle (father)
Bessie M. (Smith) Markle (mother)
Jessie E. Markle (sister)
Richard C. Markle (brother)
Nadene E. Markle (sister)
Ruth E. Markle (sister)
Jean M. Markle (sister)
Sara L. (Brosius) Markle (wife)
Neal J. Markle (son)
David R.D. Markle (son)
Rank: Sergeant
Function: Not available
Regiment: 120th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: Not available
Division – Transport: 30th Infantry Division
Company – Squadron: Not available
Unit – Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 15 January 1945
Status: KIA
Place of death: Thirimont, Belgium
Spot: Not available
Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
Gravenumber: Plot D, Row 30, Grave 9
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Ardennes
Biography: -
Other information: Sgt Neal S. Markle enlisted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 23 March 1943. He left for overseas duty in June, 1944. A member of the 30th Infantry, he was wounded in action in Belgium, January 3.

Source of information: Raf Dyckmans, Astrid van Erp,, - WWII Enlistment Record, - 1930 Census / William L. Smith Family Tree / Veteran Compensation Application File,, - The Bedfort Gazette

Photo source: Peter Schouteten


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