Home of Record: Soledad Township (SCV)
Date of Birth:
Service: Army of the United States
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Length of Service:
Unit: 299th Engineer Combat Battalion
Casualty Date: December 21, 1944
Age at Loss:
Remains: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium (Plot D Row 6 Gravce 38)
Narrative: SSG James M. Redmond of Soledad Township was killed in action during savage fighting in Belgium. His outfit was previously in the thick of operations on D-Day, June 1944, and his group received a citation for slashing a 50-yard gap through barbed wire, underwater obstacles and mines on the coast of Normandy when the big push started. SSG Redmond had participated in battles in France and Holland.
He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and French Croix de Guerre.