Named WW2 KIA Purple Heart – Covey
Poignant Named WW2 KIA Purple Heart (Arnold D. Covey). Officially hand engraved with name “Arnold D. Covey“. Purple Heart is slot brooch. Includes case, Purple Heart ribbon, extra ribbon, and Purple Heart lapel pin.
According to our research, Private First Class Arnold D. Covey (ASN: 31374939), a native of Nashua, New Hampshire, served with Company E, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division during WW2. A veteran of several American campaigns in France and Germany during the Second World War, Covey was wounded by artillery shell fire near Saint-Lô, France on July 29, 1944 and by tank shell fire near Tinchebray, France on August 4, 1944 – recovering from his wounds in both instances and returning to duty with the 2nd Infantry Division. Covey would end up giving the “last full measure of devotion” during the American capture of Göttingen, Germany on April 8, 1945, when he was killed in action by German small arms fire.