John Dietrich

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/08/1944

 

 

John Dietrich was born on March 13, 1921 and listed his home of residence as Floyd County, Indiana.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown. 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.

1st Lieutenant Dietrich was killed in action in Normandy, France, during 1st Battalion's
attack against the German coastal battery at Crisbecq on June 8, 1944.

 

 

John Dietrich 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 Kentucky on June 17, 1948.

 

Burial:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky
Plot: SECTION F SITE 82

 

Grave marker for John Dietrich

Photo by Nirvana from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Top photo of 1st Lieutenant John Dietrich from a Christmas dinner menu from
Company D 22nd Infantry at Fort Jackson, South Carolina December 25, 1943
from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 

 

 


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