Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
John Dietrich was born on March
13, 1921 and listed his home of residence as Floyd County,
His religion was listed as Protestant.
The date of his assignment to
the 22nd Infantry is unknown. He was with the Regiment at least
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.
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
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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