Gero Kurt Piper (1923-1944)
MC Class: ex-1944
Years at MC: 1940-1941 (Freshman)
Hometown: Germany later Princeton, NJ
Life at MC: Highland Echo staff
Military Branch: US Army
Military Unit: 2nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
Rank: Private First Class
Medals Awarded: Purple Heart
Date Missing: N/A
Date of Death: 24 December 1944
Location of Death: Likely near Nideranven, Luxembourg
Circumstances of Death: Killed in action during the Battle of the Bulge
Burial/Memorial Information: Plot H, Row 9, Grave 30, Luxembourg American Cemetery, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56062959/gero-k-piper and https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/piper%3Dgero)
Additional Information: Immigrated from Germany to New Jersey with his family in 1937. After his freshman year at Maryville College, he transferred to Davidson College (https://davidsonarchivesandspecialcollections.org/archives/encyclopedia/war-casualties). His father was noted theologian Dr. Otto Alfred Piper of Princeton University.
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