Erling A. Aasen

World War II
Service #39200856
RankPrivate, U.S. Army
Unit390th Anti-Aircraft Arty (Automatic Weapons) Battalion
Entered Service From
Date of DeathApril 2, 1945
Buried Plot D Row 13 Grave 3
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster