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1st Lt. John Thurmon Warner Jr.


Born: 24 August 1919 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: John T. Warner Sr. & Vera C. Rowder-Warner

Hometown:

    - Forest Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School, Maywood

    - Grant-White School, Forest Park

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

    - University of Illinois

        - Graduated: 1941

Employed: Johnson & Johnson Company

Enlisted:

    - U.S. Army

        - 21 April 1941

            - attended Officer Candidate School

                - Intelligence & Reconnaissance Platoon Leader

Serial Number: O&1290690

Training:

    - Fort Benning, Georgia 

    - Camp Gordon, Georgia  - 27 December 1941

    - Fort Dix, New Jersey - 16 April 1943

    - Camp Johnston, Florida - 28 September 1943

    - Fort Jackson, South Carolina - 1 December 1943

    - Camp Kilmer, New Jersey - 8 January 1944

        - remained there until departure from New York - 18 January 1944

    - England - 29 January 1944

Unit: 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - Normandy Invasion - 6 June 1944

        - landing craft hit mine

Died:

    - 4 August 1944 

        - died of wounds

Buried:

    - Brittany American Cemetery - St. James (Manche), France

         - Plot:  I  Row:  15  Grave:  3

Medals:

    - Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

     - Silver Star




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