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More Information on Edward Rozier Turner

Edward Rozier Turner

May 11, 1922 - May 24, 1982

Section A, Lot 3, Grave 12
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Inscription and Notes:

Engraved with a picture of the Old Capitol Gates

Military Service: World War II
Lt 531st Engrs. Shore Regt. ETO
Combat veteran

Edward Rozier Turner

Lt. Edward Rozier Turner served in Combat Engineers in World War II.  During his time overseas he was in four invasions:  North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, and Normandy, and he received two Purple Hearts and other decorations.  In 1944, following the combat deaths of his two older brothers, he was sent home as the sole surviving son.

Source:  Frances Turner Thornton, daughter of Dennis T. Turner, Sr. and Eloise Rozier Turner and sister of William L. Turner, Dennis T. Turner, Jr., and Edward Rozier Turner.

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