Sergeant Fred N. Coleman (ASN: 34500529), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with the 236th Engineer Combat Battalion, in action against enemy forces on 15 June 1944. Sergeant Coleman’s intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces-China/Burma/India, General Orders No. 131 (1944)
Action Date: 15-Jun-44
Battalion: 236th Engineer Combat Battalion
Sgt Coleman was returned from Kalaikunda Cemetery, India
The Chattanooga Daily Times, August 22, 1944
Sgt. Fred N. Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coleman of Red Bank, was killed in action June 15 in India, his parents have been informed. He had been previously reported missing in action. Hi wife, Mrs. Williee Mae Coleman, lives in Rockwood. Sgt. Coleman was with the TVA before entering service.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 27 January 1915
- Date of death: 15 June 1944
- County: Hamilton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 236th Engineer Combat Battalion
- Theater: China-Burma-India Theater
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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