Monday, July 18, 2016
PFC Wilbur Charles Silbaugh
Wilbur was drafted in May 1941. He was sent to Fort Meade, Maryland and was likely assigned to A Company 116th Infantry at that time. He would then have trained with the unit at Fort Meade, in the vicinity of Fort Bragg during the Carolina maneuvers and at Camp Blanding, Florida before boarding the Queen Mary for the trip to England in September 1942. In England the unit trained for the amphibious landing that was planned to be a part of the liberation of occupied Europe. PFC Silbaugh took part in that landing and was apparently one of the few in A Company that was not injured or wounded on 6 Jun 1944. PFC Silbaugh continued to fight with the unit until killed in action on 18 Jul 1944 near Saint-Lo, France.
PFC Silbaugh rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.