Gordon, Earnest Leroy

Rank: Technician Fourth Grade

Unit: 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)


Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 12-Jan-1943 in Boise, Idaho

Date of birth: 16-Feb-1920

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Occupation prior to enlistment: Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor

High School: 2 years of high school

Married: Yes

Campaign: WWII

Died: 25-Aug-44

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Killed in action

Place of interment: Brittany American Cemetery in St James, France