Re: Vernon Randolph killed in France 1944
Mr.Harris, perhaps the following will help complete your profile on one of our many heroes.
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From the ABMC site we know that Sgt. Vernon Randolph,
67th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, was killed
4 Aug 44 , and is buried in France.
From Stanton's "WW II Order of Battle" we learn that on
2 Aug 44, the division was assigned to XIX Corps.
From "2194 Days of War" we note the following:
"3 Aug 44, VII Corps of the US 1st Army takes Mortain, while
further north, the XIX Corps and the V Corps, of thesame army, advance south-eastwards in the River Vire area."
"4 Aug 44, the XIX Corps has toface a new German counter-offensive, while the V Corps reaches its objectives in the Vier sector."
A graph depicts V, XIX and VII corps aligned north/south, with XIX Corps isolated against the German bulge, which extended from below St. Lo to above Motain.
The German counter-attack started 1 Aug 44.
From this, I would assume that Vernon was killed during this activity along the Atlantic, in France..
Louie F. Turner.