World War II Memorial Flag for PFC Ardell Van Over

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Title

World War II Memorial Flag for PFC Ardell Van Over

Description

American Flag given on behalf of the United States Army to the family of Private First Class Ardell Van Over in 1952. PFC Van Over fought in World War II when he recieved wounds during the Battle of the Bulge on December 22, 1944. He passed several months later due to complications from stepping on a land mine at the battle. The flag was draped on his coffin when his body was returned in 1952. The flag has 48 stars and was possibly given to his mother. It was placed in a wooden shadowbox with a golden inscription, "Ardell Van Over PFC, 3rd Army, 438th Bat. April-Dec. 1944." This is a customary practice to give the family of a fallen soldier a flag.

Subject

World War II

Source

United States Army

Creator

[no text]

Publisher

N/A

Date

1952

Contributor

Donald Van Over

Rights

University of Illinois Springfield

Relation

N/A

Format

In a wooden, 12 x 24 in. shadowbox

Language

English

Type

Flag

Identifier

VanOver-D-OPhoto_A

Coverage

[no text]

Files

VanOver_D_OPhoto_A1.jpg
VanOver_D_OPhoto_A2.jpg

Citation

“World War II Memorial Flag for PFC Ardell Van Over,” UIS History Harvest, accessed November 23, 2020, http://uishistharv1.uis.edu/items/show/354.