Derrington, Jr. and Pauline Derrington , Baton Rouge Nat. Convention 1998
Name Middle Initial:
1622 WILHURST ST
& State: JACKSON, MS
CO E 310 BN 78 INF. DIV.
Captured: BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Held In: STALAG XIIG, STALAG VIIA
Long Interned: -260 days
/ repatriated: liberated
at Capture: 20
Received: PURPLE HEART, INFANTRY COMBAT BADGE, GOOD CONDUCT
MEDAL, ETO BADGE, POW MEDAL
after War: REAL ESTATE
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 during 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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