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Sherman Elliott Andrews
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1925
Chautauqua
Chautauqua County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1944, France

article in THE EMPORIA GAZETTE Friday Evening, December 15, 1944 edition.
Pvt. Sherman Andrews Killed In France
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Andrews, 1113 Congress, received news today that their son, Pvt. Sherman E. Andrews, was killed November 16 in combat in France. News had been received December 5 that Private Andrews was missing in action. he was serving in the infantry, Seventh Army.
Private Andrews entered the service August 19, 1943. He was in the A.S.T. program until it was closed. He was graduated from Rosevelt High school in January, 1943, and attended Emporia State college. Private Andrews was born June 2, 1925 in Chautauqua, Kan., He held an expert rifleman's medal.
contributed by Eric Ackerman

News has been received in Emporia that the body of Sherman Elliott Andrews, former Roosevelt High school and Emporia State student, has arrived in New York and eventually will be brought to Kansas, for burial. His parents are Mr. and mrs. Don Andrews, former Emporians, who now live at Downs. The father was a clerk in the Emporia post office many years prior to the time he was transferred into the railway mail service.

Sherman Andrews, known as "Sonny" was a graduate of Roosevelt High school and had one semester in Emporia State before he joined the Army at Fort Leavenworth in 1943 when 18 years of age. He had his basic training at Fort Benning, GA., and Army specialized training at Oklahoma A & M at Stillwater. He was at Camp Howze, Texas, before going overseas in the 103rd (Cactus) division of the Seventh Army. He was killed in action at St. Die, Frnace in the Vosges mountains, November 16, 1944.
The body will be buried in the Fort Leavenworth National cemetery. No date for the service has been set.
contributed by Eric Ackerman
 
 
Inscription:
Killed in Action
7th Army St Die, France
Interred Fort Leavenworth
Military Cemetery
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Neosho Rapids
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Steve McCray
Record added: May 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52603187
Sherman Elliott Andrews
Added by: Steve McCray
 
Sherman Elliott Andrews
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NARA Home of Record: Lyon County, Kansas...Killed In Action...Re-interred at Leavenworth on 06/11/1948...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014

- Steve McCray
 Added: May. 19, 2010
 
 
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