GLOVA, Paul M.

Submitted by TIMBEN on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 14:29
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Sgt. Paul M. Glova born Dec. 3, 1921 in Kluknava, Sovakia served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was one of the original volunteer's in the 5307 Composite Unit (Provisional) known as 'Merrill's Marauders'. The mission was described as "A Dangerous and Hazardous Mission" made up of approximately 3,000 American Soldiers. After intense Jungle training in India the 'Marauders' with no tanks or heavy artillery to support them, walked over 1,000 miles through extremely dense and almost impenetrable jungles and fought behind enemy lines. Paul was wounded during the battle of Walawbum and was awarded the following medals; Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct medal, American Campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal, WW II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st award, Honorable Service lapel button, Expert Badge with auto rifle,carbine and rifle, Marksman badge.

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