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Samuel Sydney Zurier
Born (1907-02-27)February 27, 1907
Providence, Rhode Island
Died April 2, 1997(1997-04-02) (aged 90)
West Palm Beach, Florida
Place of burial David & Israel Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island
Military career
Nickname Sam
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942 - 1945
Rank Staff Sergeant
Unit Company D, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards French Croix de Guerre with palm
Bronze Star Medal

Samuel Sydney "Sam" Zurier (27 February 1907 in Providence, Rhode Island - 2 April 1997 in West Palm Beach, Florida) was an American Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Sam was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 27, 1907[1] to Abraham and Rebecca Zurier.[1] He also had a brother named Milton.[1] His parents were immigrants from Russia.

Military service[edit | edit source]

He enlisted in the United States Army from Hartford, Connecticut on February 14, 1942 (ASN: 11064927). He served in World War II with Company D, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was discharged on November 15, 1945 as a Staff Sergeant.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

The name of his first wife is unknown, he eventually divorced her. He married his second wife which was Irene B. Smith in 1974.

Death[edit | edit source]

He passed away on April 2, 1997 in West Palm Beach, Florida.[1] He was buried in the David & Israel Cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island.[1]

Awards & decorations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Award determination based on the awards the 180th Infantry Regiment and the 45th Infantry Division had received.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Sam S. Zurier". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111491905. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  2. "Zurier, Sam S.". TracesofWar.com. https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/39840/Zurier-Sam-S.htm. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 

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