- 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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