Siple, Fred Olib

Rank: Private

Unit: 42d 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: 25 January 1943 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Date of birth: 9 January 1907

Hometown: Virginia

Occupation prior to enlistment: Plasterer

High School: 1 year of high school

Married: Yes

Campaign: WWII

Died: 27 August 1944

Age at death: 37

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Couteranges, France

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Place of interment: Montlawn Memorial Park in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Note: Fred was killed in action when he tried to stop a German armored vehicle on 15th panzer grenadier with his Tommy gun.