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1Sgt Eugene Patrick "Gene" Cosgrove
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1917
Ottumwa
Wapello County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1944
Cassino
Lazio, Italy

Gene Patrick Cosgrove

"26 September, 1916 - 30 January, 1944

Gene Cosgrove Killed In Action in Italy

Word was received from the war department by Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Cosgrove that their son, SGT Gene P. Cosgrove was killed in action in Italy Jan 30.

Gene was a graduate of Hiteman high school and from Albia junior college in 1936.

He left Des Moines with the Iowa National Guard for Camp Cairbourne on March 1, 1941 and went overseas in April of 1942. Cosgrove's company was part of the 34th Division which saw action all through the North African campaign and went to Italy when the invasion of that country took place.

He had been wounded in action twice previously.

Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, Thomas of East Moline, Ill., and two sisters, Mary Jo, a teacher at Tipton junior high school, and Mrs. Margaret Lindmark at home.

The Cosgroves lived in Avery and Hiteman for 30 years before moving to Des Moines in 1938."

Obituary 6 Mar 1944 Monroe County News ~ Albia, Iowa

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Gene left Des Moines with the Iowa National Guard for Camp Cairbourne on March 1, 1941 and went overseas in April of 1942. Cosgrove's company was part of the 34th Division which saw action all through the North African campaign and went to Italy when the invasion of that country took place. He had been wounded in action twice previously.

Gene entered the service from Iowa. He was a member of the 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division [1st BN, Company C]. He died in action on 30 January, 1944 in the Battle of Monte Cassino. He was buried in the Sicily-American Cemetery, Plot G, Row 9, Grave 6, in Nuttuno, Italy. Gene was a First Sergeant, Serial Number 20704907. He was awarded the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

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Father Thomas Francis Cosgrove
Birth 05 Mar 1885 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa
Death 18 Nov 1947 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Buried Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa 20 Nov 1947
Mother Helen Cecelia Crowley
Birth 24 Dec 1886 in Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota
Death 17 Jun 1968 in Marion, Clayton County, Iowa.
Buried Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa 19 Jun 1968.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Francis Cosgrove (1885 - 1947)
  Helen Cecilia Crowley Cosgrove (1886 - 1968)
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Josephine Cosgrove (1914 - 1997)*
  Thomas Francis Cosgrove (1915 - 1984)*
  Eugene Patrick Cosgrove (1917 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Iowa.
 
Burial:
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Plot: Plot G, Row 9, Grave 6
 
Maintained by: Kirk
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56307734
1Sgt Eugene Patrick Gene Cosgrove
Added by: Tombstone Trekker
 
1Sgt Eugene Patrick Gene Cosgrove
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Added by: Louella Christensen
 
 
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Betty Huffman, daughter of Warren E Huffman, Eugene's best friend in Co C.
- Betty Huffman
 Added: May. 26, 2014
 
 
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