Albert Henry Enger

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  • Name: Albert Henry Enger
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  • Date of Birth: December 3, 1929
  • Date of Death: February 15, 1951 (21 years old)
  • Parents: Theodore and Evelyn Enger, Sr.
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Silver Star
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Albert enlisted March 30, 1950 and spent a furlough at home in December before going to Korea. He spent three weeks at the battle front.

    The Silver Star was awarded posthumously to Private Albert H. Enger, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who displayed gallantry in action against an armed enemy on February 15, 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea. On the night of February 14, 1951 Company G was attacked by numerically superior enemy forces employing mortar, self propelled artillery and automatic weapons fire. At 3:30 A.M. on February 15, 1951 the company, having suffered severe casualties, was forced to begin a withdrawal under heavy enemy pressure. Private Enger, voluntarily and with utter disregard to his personal safety, took over an abandoned machine gun and, engaging the rapidly advancing enemy raked them with bursts of fire. His covering fire inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy and delayed their advance until the company had withdrawn to new defensive positions. Private Enger was found dead beside his destroyed machine gun. The gallantry and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Private Enger reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.

    Albert was stationed at the ordnance proving ground, Aberdeen, Maryland and Camp Stoneman, California, before being sent to Korea where he was killed in action on February 15, 1951. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in Korea. Pvt. Enger distinguished himself in the fighting near Chipyong-ni with the 23rd Infantry regiment of the Second division in February.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

  • MIA / POW:
    Killed In Action - Korea

  • Civilian Life:
    Albert was a lifetime resident of Nashwauk.

    Albert is survived by his parents; a brother, Theodore Engler, Jr.; and a sister, Mrs. Donald Keeler.

    He is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota.

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