Alex M. Abercrombie

World War II
Service #33252550
RankTechnician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army
Unit506th Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division
Entered Service From
Pennsylvania
Date of DeathApril 18, 1945
Buried Plot D Row 18 Grave 15
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

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