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PFC Oliver J “Junior” Keyser, Jr

PFC Oliver J “Junior” Keyser, Jr

Birth
Buncombe, Johnson County, Illinois, USA
Death 25 May 1944 (aged 20)
Italy
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot Plot D Row 13 Grave 22
Memorial ID 56310832 · View Source
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"The Plymouth Pilot News" DIES IN ACTION - Another Plymouth youth has paid the supreme sacrifice in this war. He is Pvt. (f.c.) Oliver Junior Keyser, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Keyser of this city. Word of the death reached his sister, Mrs. Gracie May Krou, 713 West Adams Street, Monday.
Pvt. (f.c.) Keyser entered the service as a member of a tank destroyer on February 15, 1943 and recieved training at Camp Hood, Texas, prior to going overseas in October 1943. When last heard from he was stationed at the Anzio beachhead, Italy. The War Department communication stated he was killed in action on May 25 (1944).
Other survivors are three sisters, Miss Betty Keyser of South Bend, Miss Fern Keyser and Mrs. Florence McGriff of Plymouth, and three brothers, LaMar and Charlie of Plymouth and Francis of South Bend.

Note: Son of Harvey Oliver Keyser, Sr. and Martha Ethel Baker Woods Keyser.

Note: Oliver J. Keyser - Private First Class, U.S. Army
30593047
6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division
Entered the Service from Indiana
Died: May 25, 1944
Buried at: Plot D, Row 13, Grave 22
Sicily - Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart
www.abme.gov/detailww.asp shows a photo of the cemetery.


Gravesite Details Entered the service from Indiana.

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  • Maintained by: Cynthia Cochran Jones
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56310832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Oliver J “Junior” Keyser, Jr (20 Oct 1923–25 May 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56310832, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Cynthia Cochran Jones (contributor 47568767) .