Monday, March 13, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Lloyd Naugle, 2nd Infantry Division

Staff Sergeant Lloyd I. Naugle, 2nd Infantry Division.

Lloyd I. Naugle, Jr. could have been 100 years old today. 

He was born on March 13, 1917 in Pennsylvania. His parents were also both born in Pennsylvania. His father was a coal miner. Lloyd had an older brother and sister, another three younger sisters and five younger brothers, including one named Lemon and one named Orange! By 1940 Lloyd had completed six grades of school and was working as a laborer.

Before enlisting in the army on January 23, 1941, Lloyd worked as a structural and ornamental metal worker. At 5'3" he was shorter than most soldiers. He served in the 2nd Infantry Division where he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. The 2nd Infantry Division landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day +1. 
Troops from the 2nd Infantry Division leave Omaha Beach.

By June 10, Sgt. Naugle's unit had liberated Trévières on the road to Saint-Lô. Sgt. Naugle was wounded on June 13, 1944 as his unit fought in the Normandy hedgerows, and died the next day. 

The 2nd Infantry Division's position was near the center of this map when Sgt. Naugle died.

His remains were returned to be buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Thank you Lloyd for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Lloyd.

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