Rank and Name, First Lieutenant, Dow K. Peyton.
Unit/Placed in, 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division “Custer”.
Dow was born on, 26 April, 1921 in Indiana.
Father, Ralph Payton.
Mother, Ethel D. (Hallowell) Payton.
Sister(s), Eunice C. Payton.
Brother(s), Edward K. and Bernard E. Payton.
Dow enlisted the service in Richmond, Virginia on Sep. 10, 1942 ,with serial number: O-1317561.
Dow was KIA near La-Costa, Italy when on 20 Feb. 1945 the house (CP) was hit by mortar-fire and the Top Floor caved in, he is honored with a Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Dow was first mentioned/buried at Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy.
Dow was reburied in 1949 at Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Hymera, Sullivan County, Indiana, USA.
Thanks to http://www.337thinfantry.net/index.php
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/
Dow K. Payton
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Division: 85th Infantry Division
Headquarters, 85th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 74 (1944)
Dow K. Payton, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 85th Infantry Division during World War II.