Inducted into the U.S. Army on May 9, 1941 and was
Honorably Discharged on August 26, 1945. Served in the United
States Army, Company C, 1st Ranger Battalion from June 19,
1942 until June 3 1943, when he was transferred to
Headquarters Company, 4th Ranger Battalion in which he served
until December 11th 1943.
He served in Algeria, French Morocco and Tunisian Campaigns
from November 1942 to December 1943 and participated in the
battle of Arzew, Algeria November 8th 1942 and wounded there
on November 11th, 1942. Participated in Battle of Desnia Pass,
Tunisia February 19th 1943 and in the Battle of El Guettar,
Tunisia March 20th, 1943. Participated in the landing at Gela,
Sicily July 14th 1943 and awarded the Purple Heart for wounds
received in action.
He was an active and proud member of the Army Ranger
Battalions Association. His family is so very proud of his
service to his country.
by his son: Bryan Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org