Private Walter A. Ford, US Army, was a member of the 117th Infantry Regiment, Tennesse National Guard, of the 30th Infantry Division. The Regiment went ashore on Omaha Beach on D-Day +4. In July it was moved into the line to support and relieve the 29th Division, which had been heavily engaged since D-Day with many casualties.

The 30th Division moved into the Normandy region attacking towards St-Lo during July 1944.

Private Ford died of wounds received on the 28th of July 1944. He is interred at Normandy American Cemetery, E,8,41, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Awards include the Purple Heart.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 28 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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