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C. Earl Jr. and Pauline Derrington , Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998

Last Name: `
DERRINGTON
First Name Middle Initial:
C EARL
Nick Name:
Street:  1622 WILHURST ST City & State: JACKSON, MS E-Mail: 
Zip: 39211 Phone:  Spouse: PAULINE
Conflict: WW II Service Branch: ARMY Unit: CO E 310 BN 78 INF. DIV.
Theater: ETO Where Captured: BATTLE OF THE BULGE Date Captured: 12/14/44
Camps Held In: STALAG XIIG, STALAG VIIA How Long Interned: -260 days
liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 03/29/44 Age at Capture: 20
Medals Received: PURPLE HEART, INFANTRY COMBAT BADGE, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, ETO BADGE, POW MEDAL
Military Job: INFANTRY Company: SELF EMPLOYED
Occupation after War:  REAL ESTATE



Military Bio:

C. Earl Derrington, Jr. of Jackson, MS. was with the 78th Infantry Division of the US Army when he was wounded in action and taken prisoner on the following day of December 14, 1944 durring the Battle of the Bulge, he was then 20 years old. He was held prisoner at Stalag 69 and Stalag 12-A. H and received the Purple Heart, Inf. Combat Badge, ETO, Good Conduct Medal and POW Medal.

Derrington was also the National Commander (1983-84) of the American Ex-Prisoners of War organization and Legislative Officer in 1977-1984. He was self-employed in the real estate. His wife is Pauline Derrington.



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