Michael John Frye

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 08/02/1944

 

 

Michael J. Frye was born in Wisconsin in 1923. In one account his date of birth
is listed as April 1924.

He was drafted into the Army on January 2, 1943 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His home of residence
was listed as Forest County, Wisconsin and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Routemen.
He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed
as Protestant.

Frye was assigned as a Private First Class to Company B 22nd Infantry on June 25, 1944.
He was one of 20 enlisted men assigned to the Company as replacements on that date.

 

Private First Class Frye was killed in action in France, during Operation Cobra, the breakout from Normandy
on August 2, 1944.

 

 

Michael J. Frye was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block BE Row 1 Grave 4 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 H Row 18 Grave 5

 

     

Grave marker for Michael J. Frye

Photo by Mike & Bushy Hartman
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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