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This page is dedicated to Lester P. Hittepole

 
 

Staff Sergeant

   Lester Hittepole enlisted into the Army on June 24, 1942 from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Lester hailed from the town of Sidney in Shelby county, Ohio. Lester sailed with the regiment from Staten Island, New York to North Africa on April 29th 1943. He earned his Combat Infantryman's Badge in Sicily, his first combat jump. The next combat jump was the Pastuem beachhead in Italy on September 14,1943. The following day September 15,1943, Lester was wounded, earning his first Purple Heart medal.
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Lester was honorably discharged on September 24, 1945 from the Indiantown Gap Separation Center in Pennsylvania
 
 

Lester Hittepole

 
 

Lester poses for a picture with his new jump wings.Lester Hittepole

 
 

Lester's discharge papers, September 1945.Lester Hittepole



 

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