headstone or marker for
George W. Christensen to be installed in Plot 3, Section 23 NE,
Grave 1/2 in Forest Hill Cemetery , International Falls (Koochiching
George enlisted in the
Army at Duluth, MN on 16 October 1940 and later volunteered for
Om 10 August 1944 Pvt Christensen was transferred
from the 11th Replacement Depot to Hq 1st, 508th PIR.
He was listed as slightly injured in action but
classed as a battle casualty on 29 December 1944. although
hospitalized at the time, he was promoted to Pfc on 4 January 1945.
Pfc Christensen rejoined the company on 13 January
But, four months later, on 31 May 1945, Pfc
Christensen was again hospitalized and transferred to the Detachment
of Patients. He did not return to the regiment.
His military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman Badge awarded for action during the Belgium Campaign.