Henry F. Madlock Obituary

Henry F. Madlock

Henry F. Madlock, 71, of Pine Street, Jefferson, died unexepectedly at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, October 25, 1987, in the West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown, W. Va.

He was born December 19, 1915, in Seminole, Armstrong County, a son of Charles and Louise Cooper Madlock.

He was one of the most decorated Pennsylvania soldiers to serve during World War II and was credited with saving more than 100 lives during the Normandy invasion while serving as a U. S. Army medic.

He was awarded three Silver Stars and a Bronze Starin addition to the Purple Heart and many other decorations and commendations. He took part in four major campaigns, including Normandy, North Africa, Battle of the Bulge, and the Holland and Belgium campaign. As a sergeant in the 507th Paratrooper Regiment, he parachuted behind enemy lines just before the Allied invasion at Normandy.

He was a retired electronics repairman.

Surviving are his wife, Lucille V. Davis, whom he married December 1, 1945; four sons, Terry of Howell, Mich., Richard of Jefferson, David of Waynesburg, and Randy of Alexandria, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Moore of Spraggs and Mrs. Linda Rush of Jefferson; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Charles of Waynesburg R. D. 1; and four sisters, Helen Jollick and Mary Miller, both of Washington, Betty Yorko of Meadow Lands and Grace Rice of Eaglesville.

A sister died in infancy.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)

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