Gerald R. Helms

World War II
Service #36306478
Unit325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army
Entered Service From Illinois
Date of DeathOctober 3 1945
Tablets of the Missing
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

Through the work of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the remains of Staff Sergeant Gerald R. Helms were accounted for in 2021. His name is permanently inscribed on the “Tablets of the Missing” at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

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.