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Up Goodale (2)

(courtesy of Mal Henson).

The initial grave of 1/Lt Hoyt T. Goodale in Section 31 Row 10 Grave 107 of-the Henri Chapelle temporary cemetery.  Kneeling by the grave is his cousin, Sgt. Billy Camp.  Photo was probably taken in 1945.

Lt. Goodale was later disinterred at the option of his family and laid to final rest in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg (Spartanburg County), South Carolina.

(courtesy of "Nana X4")

Grave marker for Lt. Hoyt T. Goodale in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg (Spartanburg county), SC.

Hoyt had a close call in Normandy on 3 July 44.  Malcolm G. Brannon recalled: "Lt. Hoyt Goodale ... was bleeding profusely from the face and arms and his trousers were torn by flying shrapnel"

Lt. Goodale was killed in action on 30 January 1945 in Belgium.  He had numerous awards, the most significant of which are pictured, at right.

(courtesy of Mal Henson).

Goodale Medals
Lt. Hoyt T. Goodale was awarded the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal and the Silver Star.

He was also eligible for the Combat Infantryman Badge, The French and Belgian Fourragére as well as the Dutch Orange Lanyard.