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Pvt George Isaac Jester

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Pvt George Isaac Jester

Birth
Delaware, USA
Death
10 Aug 1944 (aged 33)
France
Burial
Frederica, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID
30101377 View Source

Son of George H. Jester and Ida Hall Jester.

George, who resided at 711 North Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, served as a Private with Company B, 329th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on October 21, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, with dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

He had served in the Army for nine months at the time of his death.

Service # 32959464

News Article:
(Article found by Gennie)

MILFORD CHRONICLE:

"Young Jester, a former member of Milford's City Council, serving that body at the time of his induction into the military, was home only a short time ago and his death came as a great shock to his many friends in the community!

"Previous to his induction in 1944, he was a teller at Milford Trust Co. He was past District Deputy Grand Master of Odd Fellows of Kent County, Delaware and a past Noble Grand Lodge number l0 100F. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, graduate of Milford High and Beacon Business College and active in all movement aimed at civic improvements."

It was ironic that only 4 years earlier he had won lst prize in a national peace essay contest with an essay titled "Airplanes over France"

Son of George H. Jester and Ida Hall Jester.

George, who resided at 711 North Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, served as a Private with Company B, 329th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on October 21, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as Single, with dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" in France during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

He had served in the Army for nine months at the time of his death.

Service # 32959464

News Article:
(Article found by Gennie)

MILFORD CHRONICLE:

"Young Jester, a former member of Milford's City Council, serving that body at the time of his induction into the military, was home only a short time ago and his death came as a great shock to his many friends in the community!

"Previous to his induction in 1944, he was a teller at Milford Trust Co. He was past District Deputy Grand Master of Odd Fellows of Kent County, Delaware and a past Noble Grand Lodge number l0 100F. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, graduate of Milford High and Beacon Business College and active in all movement aimed at civic improvements."

It was ironic that only 4 years earlier he had won lst prize in a national peace essay contest with an essay titled "Airplanes over France"


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Pvt., Co. B., 329th Infantry - Killed In Action in France


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