Joseph J. Garcarz

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/13/1944

 

 

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.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot F Row 13 Grave 18

 

     

Grave marker for Joseph J. Garcarz

Photo by Frogman
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 


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