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  • US Army Paratrooper - 101st Airborne - World War II
  • Killed in Action - France on D-day - 06 Jun 1944

Biography

Herman Addleson was born 28 May 1919 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States to Louis Addleson (1880-1963) and Fanny Maroz (1869-1970) and died 4 June 1944 Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, Manche, Lower Normandy, France of unspecified causes.

Herman Addleson was born in 1919 in Utah to Jewish parents from that had immigrated from Poland. Herman was born with a cleft lip that would affect him later in life.

Herman grew up to love baseball and as the war came around he desired to serve his country, however recruiters turned him down for his cleft lip. Herman was saddened but the news reached a former schoolmate, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ted Williams, who graciously offered to pay for surgery to alter the cleft lip.

Now PVT Addleson joined the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment where he notated "...I feel that I am proud to serve my country, no matter how small or how large my rank may be...". PVT Addleson dropped into Drop Zone A on D-Day, near Saint-Martin-de-Varreville, where he was killed in battle.[1]

According to HonorStates.org, "He called himself, "Little Geronimo," and he loved being a paratrooper. He served in the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101th Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles". He was Killed in Action during D-Day near Hill 30 in the area of Manhoir Donville, Caretan, France. He was involved in the Allied Invasion of Normandy (Operation Overland).


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Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Herman Addleson (1919-1944) - Paratrooper 101st ABN - KIA 6-6-44

See Also

  • Herman Addleson
  • Addleson in Weber County, Utah

References

  1. ^ Pvt Herman Addleson - SoledadMemorial.org


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