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Sgt John J. Hurley
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1919
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1945
Bataan Province
Central Luzon, Philippines

From the NARA War Department Files:

SSG John J. Hurley

ID: 20838313
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: El Paso County, CO
Status: KIA

The 38th Infantry Division arrived in Hawaii on 17 January 1944. It received further training and the duty of the defense of Oahu. Elements trained in the Oro Bay area, New Guinea, from July to November; then moved to Leyte in December. Enemy paratroops attempted to capture the Buri, Bayug, and San Pablo strips on 6 December. The 149th Infantry Regiment destroyed organized resistance, 11 December, and defended the strips until relieved, 4 January 1945. The Division landed in the San Narciso area in Southern Zambales Province, Luzon, 29 January 1945, without opposition. The San Marcelino airstrip was secured on the same day and the port facilities at Olongapo were captured on the 30th as well as Grande Island in Subic Bay after an amphibious landing. Driving west of Olongapo the 38th destroyed an intricate maze of enemy fortifications in Zig-Zag Pass. While elements landed at Mariveles on the southern tip of the peninsula, 15 February, other units pushed down the east coast road to Pilar and across the neck of land to Bagac along the route of the March of Death. The Bataan Peninsula was secured on 21 February, although mopping-up activities remained.

Note: Buried: 10/23/1948, Source: City of Colo Spgs cemetery data 3/14/09
Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 0000D 000031 - 0000NW
Maintained by: Brad York
Originally Created by: Mariah, Joe & Connie
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34861308
Sgt John J. Hurley
Added by: Brad York
Sgt John J. Hurley
Added by: Brad York
Sgt John J. Hurley
Added by: Brad York
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