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Cecil Ray Everett # 0146604 was born on April 20, 1896. Hejoined the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1914. His unit was activated and sentto El Paso, Texas to help in the U.S. vs. Mexico engagements and he was awardedthe Mexican Service Medal. At the entrance to WWI he was a 1stLieutenant of Company “B”, 112th Infantry Regiment of the 28thDivision. During WWI he was made commander of Company “B” until the end of thewar. During the war he was awarded a Silver Star Medal, a Purple Heart medal,and 5 bars to his Victory medal.
When WWII broke out he was a Lt. Colonel and CommandingOfficer of the 1st Battalion, 406 Infantry Regiment, 102ndInfantry Division, the “Ozark” Division. During WWII he was awarded a 2ndSilver Star, 3 Bronze Stars, and 4 battle stars to his European Campaign Medal.He eventually left the Army at the end of WWII as a full Colonel, a trueAmerican war hero. He died in Feb. 1970 in Huntington, Indiana; my hometown.
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