|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1944|
The News, Frederick, MD, July 11, 1944
PFC. DALE M. FORD Killed in Invasion of Normandy
First Thurmont man with the 29th Division to be killed in the invasion was Pfc. Dale M. Ford, 22. His wife, Mrs. Florence Wireman Ford, has received word from the War Department that Pfc Ford was killed in action in France on June 13, just one week after D-Day.
The soldier was the son of Mrs. Mary Ford and the late Zechariah Ford, of Hunterstown, Pa., formerly of Thurmont. He is survived by his wife, his mother and one son.
Pfc. Ford joined Company A, 115th Infantry, 29th Division, more than five years ago in the old days of the National Guard. He was inducted into regular military service when the division was activated in February, 1941, at Fort George G. Meade. After maneuvers in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, he was also stationed in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey before leaving for foreign duty in October, 1942. During his 22 months overseas he was stationed in England.
Note: Entered the service from Maryland.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot: Plot I Row 22 Grave 13
GPS (lat/lon): 49.36067, -0.86018
Maintained by: Cari Aiken
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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