Elton K. Fisher

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 01/02/1945

 

 

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 ambushed
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:

¹

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas
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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