John Eathan Carmichael Jr.
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
John E. "Jackie"
Carmichael Jr. was born in Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana on
August 28, 1921.
He was drafted into the Army on January 25, 1943 at New Orleans, Louisiana. His home of
residence was listed as Sabine Parish, Louisiana. He had completed four years of college
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Selective Service Registration card for John E. Carmichael
2nd Lieutenant Carmichael was
killed in action in France, during 1st Battalion's attack against
the German coastal batteries at Crisbecq on June 8, 1944.
Index, June 4, 1948, Many, LA:
The remains of the late Lt. J.E. Carmichael, Jr., will arrive by train Saturday, June 5, from Memphis, Tenn.
and will rest in Massingill funeral home until the hour of service 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6, from Many Methodist Church.
The remains are returned from temporary cemetery in Ste. Mere, Eglise, France.
Final interment will be in Many Cemetery.
Lt. Carmichael lost his life on June 7, 1944, on the Utah beach landing. He was born in Leesville August 28, 1921,
moved to Many in 1930 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Carmichael, Sr., was a graduate of Many high school,
and of L.S.U. class of 1942. He went overseas with the Fourth Infantry division in January 1944,
serving with the 22nd Infantry regiment.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Carmichael, Sr. of Lake Charles, formerly of Many. ¹
John E. Carmichael Jr.'s decorations
John E. Carmichael Jr. was
buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Louisiana.
Grave marker for John E. Carmichael
Photo by Angie Hertzberg Martin from the Find A Grave website
¹ from the Find A Grave website
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