Military History/334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division
Mr.Horrell am researching veterans from Griffithville Ar KIA.Want to honor them with a memorial in our center citizens building.Have a picture of Sgt Corder family let me copy.No one left for information here. S/STG Perry P Corder, Enlist date Nov 27,1942, SN 38-297-278, born April 15,1917, died Dec 3,1944. body returned 1948. From your book can you tell us any info for Company I Sgt Perry Corder, was his unit in the Normandy invasion, am sure he died in battle of bulge from date of death.family thinks he was buried in Holland before returned to Ark. I see from reading I will have to do the I.D.P.F. you answered to other questions. for more Info. Thank you for the good work you do. Mayor Windle Porter
Dear Mayor Porter,
Thank you for your question. Also, THANK YOU for referring to me as Mr. Horrell. Good manners NEVER go out of style.
In your question you typed "S/STG Perry P Corder." I have found the FACTS about him in the unit history of the 84th Infantry Division that I own & have before me on my desk.
In your question you typed "died Dec 3,1944." In military terms, S/Sgt. Corder was K.I.A. December 3, 1944.
In your question you typed "body returned 1948." You will need to read the I.D.P.F. (Individual Deceased Personnel File) to confirm the date.
In your question you typed "Company I". I can confirm that S/Sgt. Corder was assigned [assigned] to Company I, 3rd Battalion, 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division.
In your question you typed "was his unit in the Normandy invasion". The "Normandy invasion" began Tuesday, June 6, 1944. The 334th Infantry Regiment departed the New York Port of Embarkation September 20, 1944.
In your question you typed "he died in battle of bulge". The Battle of the Bulge began Saturday, December 16, 1944. S/Sgt. Corder was K.I.A. Sunday, December 3, 1944.
In your question you typed "family thinks he was buried in Holland". Again, you will need to read the I.D.P.F. to confirm that location.
In your question you typed "I see from reading I will have to do the I.D.P.F." If you wish to obtain all the FACTS, YES!!!
The following are additional FACTS I learned about S/Sgt. Corder:
Participated in the Rhineland Campaign, September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945
Was awarded (posthumously) a Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal for Valour & a Presidential Unit Citation
K.I.A. in the vicinity of Lindern, Germany
The 84th Infantry Division was attached [attached] to XIII Corps on December 3, 1944
The XIII Corps was attached [attached] to Ninth Army on December 3, 1944
Good Luck with your quest.
Richard V. Horrell
WW 2 Connections
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