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Pvt. Julian Osborne

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Company F, 137th Infantry Regiment

Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial

Pvt. Julian Osborne joined the 137th Infantry Regiment on July 13, 1944 while the Regiment was at La Meauffe, France, a small village in Normandy near the city of St. Lo. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States near Hellimer, France on 21 November 1944. He was Killed in Action on January 5, 1945 and is buried at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.


The 137th Infantry Regiment was fighting near Villers-la-Bonne-Eau, Luxembourg on January 5, 1945, the
day Pvt. Osborne was killed in action. The following is an excerpt from the Combat History of the 137th Infantry Regiment describing that battle.


"The 137th Infantry struggled on January 5 against the stubborn resistance, as the 1st Battalion, now under the command of Major Albert Frink, moved from its position south of the Villers road junction to a position behind the 2nd Battalion, and prepared to follow the 2nd in an attack. The 2nd Battalion supported the 1st by fire and awaited its arrival in their rear before moving out. The 2nd Battalion cleared out infiltration parties and also mopped up the draw to its front. The 3rd Battalion, relieved of roadblocks on the front, secured positions vacated in the woods by the 1st Battalion after its move. . . . . . Heavy fire was received by the Regiment throughout the day. Three terrific barrages landed at 0720, just to the right of Company F positions. During the night, vigorous patrolling was conducted. Companies A and E turned back two enemy patrols. The Regimental listening post picked up several enemy armored vehicles moving in Villers during the night."


Bronze Star Medal Citation

Private Julian Osborne, 35877564, Infantry, United States Army, for heroic service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States near Hellimer, France on 21 November 1944. As a supporting company entered the village of Hellimer to assist Company F, 137th Infantry, in an assault upon enemy strongholds, it was ambushed by a German tank and subjected to withering fire. Disregarding enemy snipers who were patrolling the streets, and hostile machine guns emplaced at strategic points, Private Osborne left the shelter of a building and fired a number of grenades at the enemy tank. So accurate was his aim that the first shot exploded in the driver's port and the succeeding two grenades caused the enemy tank to withdraw, so that the supporting company was enabled to advance. Private Osborne's unselfish and daring actions reflect credit upon his character and training as a soldier. Entered military service from Ohio.

General Orders No 59, 31 December 1944, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division

Purple Heart Medal

Purple Heart Medal

Julian Osborne

School picture of Julian Osborne - age unknown

Thanks to Mona Boehm for this school picture of Julian Osborne. Pvt. Osborne is her great-uncle

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