Glenn W. Breckenridge

Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/23/1944

 

 

Glenn W. Breckenridge was born in Illinois in 1914.

He listed his home of residence as La Salle, Illinois.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Breckenridge enlisted in the Army Reserves as a Sergeant of Infantry on August 22, 1941 at Hope, Arkansas.
He had completed four years of High School and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm hands, general farm.
At the time of induction he was single with no dependents.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was with the Regiment at least by
1943 as he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal in General Orders No. 5 Headquarters 22nd Infantry
on June 8, 1943 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. At the time of the award his rank was 1st Lieutenant.

First Lieutenant Glenn W. Breckenridge was killed in action in France during the attack
toward Cherbourg on June 23, 1944.

He was awarded the Silver Star Medal in General Orders: HQ, 4th Infantry Division, G.O. No. 45 (1944).

 

Glenn W. Breckenridge was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block P Row 7 Grave 128 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot G Row 23 Grave 21

 

     

Grave marker for

Glenn W. Breckenridge

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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