BEAVER Homer C., Sgt, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Homer BEAVER, "D" Company ( source: find a grave )
Homer BEAVER, "D" Company ( source: find a grave )

   Homer Charles BEAVER was born July 11th, 1923 in Dublin, Franklin County, Ohio. 


    In 1944, he is a Sergeant in the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment, "D Company. In November, while Sospel is liberated after weeks of hard battles, they decided with his platoon to take a rest in a large nice looking empty house. 


The Germans anticipated the americans would take up quarters there and rigged it with a time delayed device booby trapped. Five soldiers of the "D" Company will be killed that day ( Pvt John FOUTSPvt Alton ALLEN, Pfc Daniel Ogniewski, Pvt Walter VANDERPOOL), four are wounded and one (Floyd POLK) lost his leg.


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