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Melvin Earl Biddle Collection

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Melvin Earl Biddle Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Melvin Earl Biddle
State of Birth:
IN
Home State:
IN
Note
MV01 contains an interview with Robert Martin Patterson AFC 2001/001/89765. MV03 contains an interview with Gary George Wetzel AFC 2001/001/89821.
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1942-1945
Entrance into Service
Drafted
Branch of Service
Army
Unit of Service
Company B, 1st Battalion, 517th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team
Location of Service
Italy; France; Soy, Belgium; Germany; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Battle of the Bulge
Highest Rank
Private First Class
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran earned the Medal of Honor for his service near Soy, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge on 12/23/1944. The veteran notes that he was wounded twice. He held the rank of corporal temporarily but was discharged as a private first class. He notes that he went on active duty on 02/02/1943.

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Type of Resource:
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Video: Betacam SP [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Interviewer:
unknown interviewer
Contributor:
Thomas Wilkerson
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation (CMOH)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/89628
Subjects:
Biddle, Melvin Earl
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army.
Cite as:
Melvin Earl Biddle Collection
(AFC/2001/001/89628), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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