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Pfc. Milton John Dempsey Jr.

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Pfc. Milton John Dempsey Jr.

Birth
Marshallton, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death
8 Sep 1944 (aged 19)
Gorze, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Burial
Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot
Section B ~ Row 23 ~ Grave 31
Memorial ID
56371981 View Source

Milton, who resided on Duncan Road, Marshallton, Delaware, served as a Private First Class in the Battery B, 284th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on October 19, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as an Electrician and as being Single, without dependents.

Milton was "Killed In Action" at St. Catherine's Farm, near Gorze, France. The battalion was supporting the crossing of the Moselle River by the 5th Division. After firing in the late afternoon, the battalion received its first counter-battery fire from German artillery. Thirty (30) rounds of German "88 " mm artillery rounds struck in the positions of all firing battery areas, and PFC Dempsey was the only fatally injured man, but 3 other men were wounded.

He had served in the Army for ten months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32959365

Son of Milton John Dempsey, Sr. and Roberta Grace Boyd Dempsey.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

Milton, who resided on Duncan Road, Marshallton, Delaware, served as a Private First Class in the Battery B, 284th Field Artillery Battalion, U.S. Army during World War II.

He enlisted in the Army on October 19, 1943 in Camden, New Jersey. He was noted as an Electrician and as being Single, without dependents.

Milton was "Killed In Action" at St. Catherine's Farm, near Gorze, France. The battalion was supporting the crossing of the Moselle River by the 5th Division. After firing in the late afternoon, the battalion received its first counter-battery fire from German artillery. Thirty (30) rounds of German "88 " mm artillery rounds struck in the positions of all firing battery areas, and PFC Dempsey was the only fatally injured man, but 3 other men were wounded.

He had served in the Army for ten months at the time of his death and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 32959365

Son of Milton John Dempsey, Sr. and Roberta Grace Boyd Dempsey.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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