Oct. 20, 1923 Buncombe Johnson County Illinois, USA
May 25, 1944, Italy
"The Plymouth Pilot News" DIES IN ACTION - Another Plymouth youth has paid the supreme sacrifice in this war. He is Pvt. (f.c.) Oliver Junior Keyser, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Keyser of this city. Word of the death reached his sister, Mrs. Gracie May Krou, 713 West Adams Street, Monday. Pvt. (f.c.) Keyser entered the service as a member of a tank destroyer on February 15, 1943 and recieved training at Camp Hood, Texas, prior to going overseas in October 1943. When last heard from he was stationed at the Anzio beachhead, Italy. The War Department communication stated he was killed in action on May 25 (1944). Other survivors are three sisters, Miss Betty Keyser of South Bend, Miss Fern Keyser and Mrs. Florence McGriff of Plymouth, and three brothers, LaMar and Charlie of Plymouth and Francis of South Bend.
Note: Son of Harvey Oliver Keyser, Sr. and Martha Ethel Baker Woods Keyser.
Note: Oliver J. Keyser - Private First Class, U.S. Army 30593047 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division Entered the Service from Indiana Died: May 25, 1944 Buried at: Plot D, Row 13, Grave 22 Sicily - Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy Awards: Purple Heart www.abme.gov/detailww.asp shows a photo of the cemetery.
My mother and you shared many a birthdays before you left for War. She would talk of the memories until the day she died in 2004. I know you are both celebrating together once again. Lillie's daughter Cynthia Cochran J...(Read more) -
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