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Lieut George Woodrow O'Keefe
Birth: 1913
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1944, Italy

Brother of Sarah Casey and Beatrice Lord

Enlisted in U.S. Army January 16, 1941 from Hudson County

Assigned to 168th Infantry Regiment (Iowa National Guard), 34th Infantry Division, "B" Company. "Red Bull Division" at Camp Claiborne, LA in Spring 1941

Rose to rank of Second Lieutenant. Killed near Majola Hill during the Battle of Montecassino when a German tank fired into the mess tent where he was eating. Posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

Involved in the following campaigns:

Algeria-French Morocco (November 8-11, 1942)
Amphibious assault

Tunisia (November 17, 1942-May 13, 1943)
Sened Station
Battle of Kasserine Pass
Battle of Fondouk Gap
Battle of Hill 609

Naples-Foggia (September 9, 1943-January 21, 1944)
Captured Alvignano
Captured Dragoni
Captured Capriatial Volturno
Battle of Mt. Pantano

Rome-Arno (January 22-September 9, 1944)
Captured Hill 425
Captured Cervaro
Attacked Hill 213
Counter-attacked by German Forces

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Joseph O'Keefe (1875 - 1938)
  Sarah Ellen Allen O'Keefe (1885 - 1968)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Marie O'Keefe Allen (1905 - 1988)*
  Sarah Ellen O'Keefe Casey (1907 - 1941)*
  George Woodrow O'Keefe (1913 - 1944)
  Walter O'Keefe (1915 - 1955)*
  Beatrice O'Keefe Lord (1917 - 1997)*
  Vincent Thomas O'Keefe (1920 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Plot "J" Row 14 Grave 61
 
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