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Roy Emerson Pickel
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Roy Emerson Pickel



2nd Battalion - Easy Company - 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment

Normandy to Germany

1943 - 1945

Survived the war?
101st Airborne Division

101st Airborne Division

Memories of yesterdays...

I was born May 22nd 1922 in Rocksborough, Pennsylvania and raised in Philadelphia. I enlisted as a paratrooper at the age of 20 in May, 1943. Prior to WWII, I worked for Bendix Aviation (4700 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144).  Bendix made Aircraft instruments for the US Army (later the Air Force) and had it's headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.  The site of the old Bendix plant, if now home to a multi-use office complex using the old Bendix building. I lived 2.8 miles from the plant at 2400 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19132, with my mother Mary Smith. After WW2 I stayed in the military until 1966 when I retired from active duty.

Veteran's personal medals
Purple Heart
Purple Heart
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
Veteran's personal file


Personal photographs

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  • Friday 08 February 2008
  • Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, Virginia
  • Sec: 7-BB ROW 17, Site: 2

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