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1st Sgt Donald R Simmons

1st Sgt Donald R Simmons

134th Infantry Regiment - Headquarters Company 1st Battalion

Donald R Simmons was born in Nebraska on October 26, 1917. He was a member of the Nebraska National Guard and was inducted into Federal Service at Nebraska City, Nebraska on December 23, 1940. He served as a First Sergeant in Headquarters Company 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division. He was wounded in action by shrapnel on July 15 during the battle for St Lo, France and returned to duty July 19, 1944. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service from July 24 to September 19, 1944. 1st Sgt Donald R Simmons was Killed in Action on December 15, 1944, in the vicinity of Habkirchen, Germany. He is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint Avold, France.

Bronze Star Medal Citation

First Sergeant Donald R Simmons, 20721493, Infantry, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding service from 25 July to 19 September 1944. Entered military service from Nebraska.

General Orders No 42, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 9 October 1944

The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 1, 1944

Nebraska Daily News-Press, Nebraska City, Nebraska, November 19, 1944

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