S/Sgt Walter William Fore KIA

S/Sgt Walter William Fore 17007437 US Army KIA.He was born on June 14, 1913, in Phelps, Missouri, The son of John Thomas Fore and Stella Jane Baker Fore. He entered the US Army on September 10, 1940 at the age of 27. He served in the III Corps. He entered E company on May 31, 1944 from IRTC Camp Robinson Ark. He served with E Company at Camp Van Dorn and overseas. He was promoted to Staff Sargent on January 26, 1945. He earned the Purple Heart Medal in March 1945. He died on April 4, 1945, on hill 233 near the town of Untergriesheim Germany at the age of 27. At the time of his death E Company was holding back a strong close quarter combat counterattack by the 17th SS of Infantry and Tanks. Had E Company not been able to hold back this attack the SS would have pushed 2nd Battalion, 253rd Infantry, in to the Jagst River. His body was interred at Lorraine Military Cemetery France. He was awarded the Bronze Stare Medal, Purple Heart Medal with oak leaf cluster, The American Theater of operations Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal, the World War Two Victory Medal,  and the Combat Infantry Badge.


1- The Battle of Buchhof and Stein am Kocher

2- 63rd Infantry Division reports (Some reports show him as Pore not Fore)

3- https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=F&q=17007437&bc=sd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1357292

4- U.S. WWII Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954

5- 1920 United States Federal Census

6- 1930 United States Federal Census

7- 1940 United States Federal Census