Warner, 1st Lt. John T.

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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 
– The University of Illinois 
– Graduated: 1941 
Employed: Johnson & Johnson Company – Chicago, Illinois
Selective Service Registration: 16 October 1940
Contact Person: Vera Catherine Warner – mother
Residence: 300 Maplewood Road – Riverside, Illinois
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 
– the 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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