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LT George Woodrow O'Keefe

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LT George Woodrow O'Keefe

  • Birth 1913 Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 2 Feb 1944 Italy
  • Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
  • Plot Plot "J" Row 14 Grave 61
  • Memorial ID 10248819

Brother of Sarah Casey and Beatrice Lord

Enlisted in U.S. Army January 16, 1941 from Hudson County

Assigned to 168th Infantry Regiment (Iowa National Guard), 34th Infantry Division, "B" Company. "Red Bull Division" at Camp Claiborne, LA in Spring 1941

Rose to rank of Second Lieutenant. Killed near Majola Hill during the Battle of Montecassino when a German tank fired into the mess tent where he was eating. Posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

Involved in the following campaigns:

Algeria-French Morocco (November 8-11, 1942)
Amphibious assault

Tunisia (November 17, 1942-May 13, 1943)
Sened Station
Battle of Kasserine Pass
Battle of Fondouk Gap
Battle of Hill 609

Naples-Foggia (September 9, 1943-January 21, 1944)
Captured Alvignano
Captured Dragoni
Captured Capriatial Volturno
Battle of Mt. Pantano

Rome-Arno (January 22-September 9, 1944)
Captured Hill 425
Captured Cervaro
Attacked Hill 213
Counter-attacked by German Forces

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LT George Woodrow O'Keefe (1913–2 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10248819, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by BSGfan (contributor 48615632) .