Veterans' Memorial Project

Henry William Dalton

Wilmette, IL

World War II

College: Communications

Graduation Year: Attended 1940

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Major

Date of Birth: 02/18/1913

Date of Death: 12/19/1944

Affiliations: Kappa Delta Rho; Illini Flying Club; ROTC

Major Dalton served with the 9th Armored Division. He died in Luxembourg of wounds received the day before during the Battle of the Bulge when he manned an American tank single-handed to save men at a command post trapped by two German Tiger tanks. Major Dalton is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, July, 1945, and University and public records

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