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PFC James Willard Jester
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1922
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1945, Germany

PFC James Willard Jester, Service # 33387423, 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Jester, who live near Denton MD was "Killed In Action" near the Ludendorff Bridge, Remagen Germany on March 12, 1945.

Before his induction into the Army Dec 11th 1942 Private Jester had been a member of Company D, Caroline County, Maryland National Guard. He took his training at Army Camps in Kentucky, Louisiana and Arizona. He went overseas on March 18th 1944 with a Supply Company that landed in North Africa. From Africa he went to Eastern France where he was attached to a replacement company. He then transferred to Company I of the 309th Infantry, 78th Infantry Division and went with the First Army through Belgium to Germany.

Private First Class Jester was born in Hickman DE, July 14th 1922. He graduated at Caroline High School, Denton MD in 1940. Besides his parents he was survived by four sisters and one brother. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas L Jester (1887 - 1964)
  Mary Ellen Jester (1888 - 1984)
 
Inscription:
Maryland PFC, 309 INF, 78 INF DIV, World War II
 
Burial:
Denton Cemetery
Denton
Caroline County
Maryland, USA
 
Maintained by: Steven Jester
Originally Created by: theresa tatman
Record added: Jun 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8969023
PFC James Willard Jester
Added by: Steven Jester
 
PFC James Willard Jester
Added by: Steven Jester
 
PFC James Willard Jester
Added by: Steven Jester
 
 
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The C.I.B. was established, and back dated, to 6th of December 1941 for action under hostel fire while engaged with an enemy of the United States of America, when the United States is not the belligerent party.The C.I.B. is one of the most respected award...(Read more)
- Steven Jester
 Added: Nov. 19, 2011
The Bronze Star Medal - awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service.
- Steven Jester
 Added: Nov. 19, 2011

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Apr. 18, 2011
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