Sergeant Harvey W. Webb 38532089

Sergeant Harvey W. Webb 38532089 US Army. He was born on May 26, 1925, the son of Nora and William Webb of Denison, Texas. He worked for the Katy Rail Road before entering the US Army. He entered the US Army on July 22, 1943 at the age of 18. He Trained at Camp Wolters Texas, Camp Adair, Oregon. He trained with the 96th Infantry Division and the 70th Infantry Division. He went to Hawaii as part of the advance detachment of 96th Infantry Division in 1944. He was later assigned to Company A, 382nd Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division.  He fought on Leyte, Southern Philippines and Okinawa. He was wounded 3 time the last time he had a Japanese hand grenade explode on his stomach, he went to the field hospital and was patched up and returned to Oboe hill, Okinawa, a few hours later. He remained with A Company until they were taken off the line.  He was discharged January 11, 1946 at Fort Sam Houston Texas. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal (PHM), The Bronze Star Medal (BSM), The Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), The American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (PTO), The Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal and the World War Two Victory Medal. Later in life he was the President of the Texas chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and he got Interstate 35 named Purple heart trail, in honor of all the Texans that were killed in action like his cousin PFC Harvey R Manor.

GO 943 came from Sgt. Henry Bert Mullins 38631910 records this was Webb’s 2nd PHM.