George R. Lingenfelter

World War II
Service #3516804
RankStaff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces
UnitHeadquarters Squadron, U.S. Army Air Forces China-Burma-India
Entered Service From
Date of DeathDecember 20, 1942
Memorialized Walls of the Missing
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

Staff Sgt. Lingenfelter was initially listed as Missing in Action with Dec 12, 1945 as an Administrative Date of Death. Following the war, his remains were recovered and he was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.
Purple Heart