Sam A. Elias
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Sam A. Elias was born in
Pennsylvania in 1914. He was drafted into the Army
on June 16, 1941 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. His home of residence
was listed as Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and his civilian occupation
was listed as Attendants, Filling Stations And Parking Lots. He had completed two
years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private Elias was killed in
action in France in the vicinity of Gonneville,
during the attack toward Cherbourg on June 22, 1944.
Sam A. Elias was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block H Row 8 Grave 149 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot A Row 4 Grave 27
Grave marker for
Sam A. Elias
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