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Edward G. Rabe

Born 1917
Died May 4, 1944,  Anzio, Italy
Service Branch Army
Rank Corporal
Rating or Job Infantryman
Unit 5th Army
Campaign WWII - North Africa, Sicily & Anzio
Military Citations Purple Heart
Family Mother: Laura E. Henry
Sisters: Viola, Mildred, Clarice
Brothers: Robert, Louis, Woodrow
Wife: Jean
Daughters: Billie Jean, Donna Marie


Descendent of German immigrants during gold rush. Homesteaded on Rabe Road near Feather River.


Edward Rabe's Purple Heart medal was part of an estate sale when his sister and her husband died.

This medal was purchased in the the early 2000s in Berkhamsted, England by military collector, Jon Dray.



Jon Dray of Berkhamsted, England: Purple Heart photo


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