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Gilbert J. Machette
Sergeant, United States Army
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Gilbert J. Machette
Sergeant, United States Army
102nd Cavalry Recon Squadron
World War II
Birth Date: 2 July 1919 at Newark, New Jersey
Died 25 August 1944 at Corbeil, France
Buried At Arlington National Cemetery 


Courtesy of Barbara Burke Berntsen 

102 Cavalry Recon Squadron, Troop C, Sergeant Gilbert J. Machette.

"Sergeant Machette was with his platoon on a reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Nandy, France, after having crossed the Seine River, south of Paris.  The platoon was ambushed and overcome by a strong enemy force.  Sergeant Machette leaped from his 1/4 ton vehicle to deploy the men under his command and was met with a burst of fire from a German 20mm machine gun and killed instantly."



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Posted: 18 November 2001 Updated: 10 May 2003  Updated: 14 September 2005
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