In Memory of
U.S. Army Private First Class
Floyd P. Bear Saves Life
Oglala, South Dakota
Shannon County
October 7, 1917-July 30, 1944
Killed in Action in France

Purple Heart medal

Floyd P. Bear Saves Life was born on October 7, 1917 to Paul Bear Saves Life and Fannie Brown Ear Horse in Oglala, South Dakota.  Floyd was a resident of Oglala and was self-employed prior to entering the service.

Floyd entered the service at Fort Crook near Omaha, Nebraska on November 16, 1942.  He was later deployed to France where he was killed on July 30, 1944 in the line of duty while serving his country.  He was 26 years old at the time of his death.  He was awarded the Purple Heart.  Floyd was survived by his brother, Johnson Bear Saves Life and sister, Mae Lone Elk-Bear Saves Life.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Crystal Dull Knife, 12th grade, Crazy Horse School, Wanblee, South Dakota on March 22, 2002.  Information for this entry was provided by Johnson Bear Saves Life and his son, Dale Bear Saves Life of Oglala, South Dakota.