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Lieut George Wellsley Porter

Lieut George Wellsley Porter

Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Mar 1943 (aged 23)
Burial Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section M Lot 138-SE¼ & Sec D
Memorial ID 74870629 · View Source
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George W. Porter was the son of John L. II and Rita (Hawley) Porter. He was a graduate of Marysville (Ohio) High School, Class of 1938. He attended college for 3 years prior to enlisting in the Army in 1942. He graduated officer school, gaining the rank of Second Lieutenant. For a short time he taught at the anti-aircraft/artillery school for the Army.

Much like his older brother John L. "Blackie" Porter III, he asked to be transferred to foreign service. George was assigned to lead an artillery unit during the invasion of North Africa. While preparing to go ashore, his sidearm accidentally fired, killing him. His older brother, a USAAF Captain, died later in the same year.

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  • Maintained by: Scott Hawley
  • Originally Created by: Leona
  • Added: 13 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 74870629
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut George Wellsley Porter (16 Jan 1920–18 Mar 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 74870629, citing Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville, Union County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Scott Hawley (contributor 47187122) .