Paul F. Grimsley

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 09/17/1944

 

 

Paul F. Grimsley was born in Neosho, Newton County, Missouri on March 1, 1916. He was drafted into the
Army on January 5, 1944 at Sacramento, California. His home of residence was listed as Siskiyou County,
California and his civilian occupation was listed as Foremen, Services Amusements. He had completed
grammar school and was married in 1937. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Grimsley was killed in action near Brandscheid, Germany, during the first penetration of Germany
by the 22nd Infantry.

 

 

BODIES OF 26 WAR DEAD BEING RETURNED

REMAINS WERE VETERANS KILLED IN EUROPEAN THEATERS DURING WORLD WAR II

Bodies of 2,918 Americans who lost their lives during World War II, including 26 from the Joplin district,
are being returned to the United States from Europe aboard the United States army transport Malta Victory,
the department of the army announced yesterday.

Those being brought back to this country originally were interred in temporary military cemeteries
in Northern France, Holland and Luxembourg.

Following is a list of bodies being returned, with the next of kin also named:

MISSOURI

Private Paul F. Grimsley, army; John N. Grimsley, Neosho, route 1.


JOPLIN GLOBE (MO), FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1949, PAGE 23

from the Find A Grave website

 

 

Paul F. Grimsley was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Missouri.

Burial:
Granby Memorial Cemetery
Granby
Newton County
Missouri
Plot: B12

 

Grave marker for Paul F. Grimsley

Photo by Judie from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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