Melvin Young

World War II
Service #O1302248
RankSecond Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Unit339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
Date of DeathMay 12, 1944
Buried Plot J Row 15 Grave 58
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy

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