"All American Veterans"

1st SGT Norman H. Taylor

Inducted into the army on January 26, 1942, and, after being discharged in October 1945, reenlisted, staying in the army until February 1, 1966, when he was honorably discharged from active duty, but remained in the reserves until February 13, 1975.

In World War II, he served in the 30th Field Artillery Battalion as a gun crewman.

His service included Rhineland - 9/15/44 3/21/45. specifically the Ardenne region - 12/16/44 - 1/25/45; and Central Europe - 3/22/45 - 5/11/45.

His decorations, badges, and citations include: the Good Conduct medal (3), Army of Occupation medal (Germany), National Defense Service medal, SM, EAME, ADSM WW II Victory medal, Marksman, Carbine, and Bronze Starr (5V).

Campaign ribbons include: Purple Heart, American Defense, Korean Service, Bronze Star, Army Commendation, Soldiers Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign, China Svc, U. N. Svc, Good Conduct, Phillipine Liberation and WW II Victory.

Received the General Winfield Scott Memorial Award, which is given to an outstanding member of the 1st Artillery presented in 1964 at West Point Military Reservation, where Sgt Taylor taught artillery for a year..

Testimonial from President Harry Truman issued 8/18/47.

Sgt Taylor also served in the Korean War, and did 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam. His latter years of service were spent in Special Ops forces.

Documents presented here and details furnished by Judy Ann Taylor, Daughter of Sgt Taylor.

My daddy. Served in the army for 27 years, and fought in three wars - WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

I have always been, and will continue to be proud of my daddy's service.

And may I also say quite plainly that I have less than no use for anyone who shows disrespect to any of our military personnel, or for our country. As long as men and women continue to fight, suffer and die for this nation, and our flag I will continue to give them my respect and thanks, which is the very least they deserve.

Thanks daddy, and thank you Blake Edwards. I'm proud to call you my friend.

"Stan McDonald."


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