Elton K. Fisher
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Elton K. Fisher was born in
Milam County, Texas on September 19, 1925.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Staff Sergeant Fisher was killed
in action near Rosport, Luxembourg when his five man patrol was
by approximately 15 German soldiers on January 2, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.
He was awarded the Bronze Star
Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 13
dated 25 January 1945.
Chaplain of the Regiment Bill
Boice mentioned Elton K. Fisher (then a Private First Class)
in his description of the fighting in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest:
Elton K. Fisher was originally
buried at Hamm Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg
amd his remains were returned to the United States where he was interred in Texas on
September 28, 1948.
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: T, 80
Grave marker for Elton K. Fisher
Photo by CynC from the Find A Grave website
Top photo of Staff Sergeant Fisher by Astrid from the Find A Grave website
¹ HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-SECOND UNITED STATES
INFANTRY in World War II
Compiled and edited by Dr. William Boice, Chaplain of the 22nd Infantry
Published by the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society 1959 pp. 60
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