(courtesy of Rachel White)
Grave marker for Harold E. Zahn and spouse in Skyline
Memorial Park, Monee (Will county), Illinois.
Harold enlisted on the Army at Pittsburgh, PA on 14
On 10 October 1944 Sgt Zahn was transferred from Hq 82nd
Airborne, Leicester, England to Service Company, 508th PIR. A
month later he was transferred to Hq 2nd.
On 25 January 1945,. while on the line in Belgium, he was
listed as a "non-battle" casualty but General Order 17, issued on 28 May
1945 awarded him a Purple Heart so the original Morning Report entry
must have mis-staed his condition.
On 28 May 1945 Pvt Zahn was transferred to Hq 101st
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the
Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to
20 Feb 1945.