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David Stark Velie

Graduating Class of 1934
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Private Velie

Private
David Stark Velie

Army
100th Infantry Division
399th Infantry Regiment

Hometown

Delavan, WI

Date of Birth

Unknown

Location of Death

Vosges, France

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

More About Private Velie

Private Velie was killed during four days of fighting in blinding rain and bitter cold when the 100th Division entered the line for the first time in the Vosges Mountains. Attacking SW out of the town of Baccarat, their objective was to break the German entrenched positions along 1,200 to 1,500 foot high ridges. By November 18, 1944 they outflanked the town of Raon l'Étape and broke the German winter lines in this sector, which was intended by the Germans to hold out until April of 1945.