Damon E. Sanders, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Damon E. Sanders
Sergeant, 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 8th Armored Division, United States Army
Date of Birth: June 21, 1920, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Indiana
Date of Death: February 8, 1945, in Germany
Burial: Independence Cemetery, Medaryville, Pulaski County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Date of Enlistment: May 13, 1942
Awards: Bronze Star
Hometown: Medaryville, Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:

Memorial Services Held Thursday For Damon Sanders

Memorial services for Sgt. Damon Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Sanders, of Valparaiso, were held Thursday at Medaryville, Ind., where the family formerly resided. The body arrived Wednesday at Monon from overseas and was ecorted by an honor guard.

Young Sanders was born June 21, 1920, at Medaryville, and entered the service in May, 1942. He went overseas in March, 1944, as a gunner with a tank destroyer company, and was killed in action in Germany Feb. 8, 1945. He was buried in the American cemetery in Belgium.

Besides the parents he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ada Hill, Miss Nadine and Katherine Sanders, Medaryville, and five brothers, Jack, James and Delos, Valparaiso; Randolph, Westville, and Gilbert, Leroy.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 16, 1948; Volume 21, Number 161, Page 6, Column 2

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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