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Edward Gearing in U.S. Army Uniform

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Title

Edward Gearing in U.S. Army Uniform

Subject

Gearing, Edward
Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 29th

Description

Portrait of Lt. Edward Gearing in his U.S. Army uniform. He was born in Woodstock in 1925, enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 28, 1942, became an officer, and was assigned to the 29th Infantry Division. This unit was part of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944. Gearing was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and his entire Division was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation because of his actions. During this action, Edward Gearing was wounded three times and did not recover until the end of the war. After his discharge, he worked for the U.S. State Department. He died in 1963.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

ca 1940s

Contributor

Identified by James E. Morrison, Sr. who was a former member of the 29th Infantry Division and who recognized the photo. Other biographical information came from the publication, "Barns, Factories, and the Front Lines, Shenandoah County in the World War".

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

2393

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Edward Gearing in U.S. Army Uniform,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 6, 2022, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/27141.

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