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 

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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