|Birth: ||May 10, 1899|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1943|
Sgt Dewey H. Sampson was a soldier in Company A 180th Infantry Regiment 45th Infantry Division. He was severely wounded in action in Sicily and died of his sustained wounds on 17 July 1943. He was first buried in a fieldgrave that same day. Sgt Sampson was reburied in the temporary AmericN GELA Cemetery (Sicily) in grave B-20-231 on 3 August 1943.
After the war his remains were repatriated and reburied in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Over 1,200 men and women were buried at GELA. I am writing a book about this cemetery and hope to have it finished next year (2013).
(Contributed by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland)
James W Sampson (1863 - 1933)
Cynthia Belle Sampson (1875 - 1958)
Andrew Brice Sampson (1895 - 1954)*
Dewey H. Sampson (1899 - 1943)
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Sep 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29494833
Native of Checotah, McIntosh County, OK. His brother was A.B. Sampson of Muskogee. He served with the 42nd "Rainbow" Division in France and in the Army of Occupation in Germany during and after WWI until his discharge. On 16 Sep 1940 he again joined th...(Read more)|
Added: Jan. 26, 2010