Freedom Wall

MARVIN EUGENE WHITE
Freedom Wall HILLSBORO, New York
Brick plate # DW025
Brick location Column D, Row 6
Date of birth 07/25/1919
Deceased date 09/24/2004
Branch of service
Army

Rank Corporal

Years served 3
Separation N/A
Wars/Conflicts/Other  

Medals/Honors  
BRONZE STAR, PURPLE HEART, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, AMERICAN DEFENSE MEDAL, EUROPEAN AFRICA CAMPAIGN W/ARROWHEAD
Comments  
Served with the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion which would later become the 82nd Airborne Division. Participated in the Historic jumps at Tafaraoui and Yorks les Bains, during the North African Campaign. These were the first Combat jumps ever made by the United States Army.
Inscription CPL MARVIN WHITE
82ND AIRBORNE DIV
509TH PARACHUTE
BATTALION 1942-45