Virginia Heroes

Kermit Ellsworth Sargent

Private, Army

Born: February 25, 1922
Hometown: Russell County, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: November 30, 1944
Died In: Germany
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart

Private Sargent served with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.

He was wounded in the hand, recovered and sent back to his unit when he went was seriously wounded on Nov 29, 1944 in Merode, Germany and taken to a German aid station on a farm.  He died at the aid station and was hastily buried by a German paratrooper.  His remains were found in 1972 where he was reburied alongside German paratroopers.  His was reburied in 2014 in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.

Before the war, he was employed at Morrison Knudson.

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