Joseph J. Garcarz
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Joseph J. Garcarz listed his home of residence as Chicago, Illinois.
Private Garcarz was killed in
action in France, during 1st Battalion's
attack against the Quineville ridge.
On the night of June 13, Company
C and 1st Battalion were in positions north of
Fontenay-sur-Mer, dug in for the night, in preparation for the attack against the ridge the next day.
Bill Di Dio, the nephew of James J. Puglia writes:
"My uncle shared a fox hole
with the other three men listed ( Joseph J. Garcarz, Frank B.
McAndrew, Stephen Pacholek) .
They came under heavy artillery fire from German 88's...when they inspected the damage the next morning, my uncle and
the three others were thought to be asleep, but an 88 landed nearby and the concussion killed all four...
there wasn't a scratch on any of them.
Joseph J. Garcarz was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block C Row 5 Grave 88 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: Plot F Row 13 Grave 18
Grave marker for Joseph J. Garcarz
Photo by Frogman
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