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(courtesy of Barbara Nicholson)

Grave marker for Glenn L. Sommerville and spouse in the Good Hope Masonic Cemetery, Goodhope* (Harrison county), West Virginia.

Glenn enlisted in the Army at Clarksburg, WV on 5 October 1942.  Just a year later, on 6 October 1943, he was appointed to Corporal.

Cpl Sommerville served in the Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 508th PIR.  He was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944.  He was listed as injured in action on 23 June 1944.

Cpl Sommerville was promoted to sergeant on 15 September 1944 and wore his new stripes on the jump into Nijmegen, Holland during Operation Market-Garden.  He was wounded there on 9 October 1944.

On 24 January 1945, during the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, Sgt Sommerville was severely wounded in action when an artillery shell exploded in close proximity.  He lost his left arm, left eye and toes on his left foot.

His military awards include the Purple Heart with 1Oak Leaf Cluster, the CIB, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

* The town's name is spelled as one word while the cemetery uses two.

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