Biddle, Melvin E.

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Name
Biddle, Melvin E. Gender: M
Melvin Earl Biddle
born on 28 November 1923 at 20:40 (= 8:40 PM )
Place Daleville, Indiana, 40n07, 85w33
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°51' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°12 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 05°45'



Biography

United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

By 23 December 1944, Biddle was serving in Europe as a private first class in Company B of the 1st Battalion, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. On that day and the following day during the Battle of the Bulge, near Soy, Belgium (now a deelgemeente of Érezée), he reconnoitered the German lines alone, killed three enemy snipers, and silenced four hostile machine gun emplacements. A week later, he was wounded in the neck by shrapnel which just missed his jugular vein. After recovering in England for several weeks, he headed back to his unit and on the way learned through an article in Stars and Stripes that he would be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Biddle also received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Biddle died of congestive heart failure on 16 December 2010 at Saint John's Medical Center in Anderson following a sudden illness. He was aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death by Disease 16 December 2010 (Congestive heart failure, age 87)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana Archives.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Medal of Honor, Bronze Star, Purple Heart)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army soldier, WWII)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded