Thomas Edward McDonald
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Thomas E. McDonald was born in
Clinton, Worchester County, Massachusetts on December 27, 1913.
His enlistment record lists his birth year as 1914.
He was drafted into the Army on
June 4, 1941 at Richmond, Virginia. His home of residence was
as Washington, D.C., and his civilian occupation was listed as Clerks, General Office. He had completed
one year of college and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.
He was known by the nickname of "Pip".
The date of his assignment to
the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private First Class with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by 1942-1943 as he is in
a Company photo taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia during that time frame.
McDonald was promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on June 27, 1944.
Staff Sergeant McDonald was killed in action in France near the town of La Maugerie on July 12, 1944.
Press release for the award of the Silver Star Medal to Staff Sergeant Thomas E. McDonald
From U.S., War Department, Press Releases and
Related Records, 1942-1945 Box 11: B 125 - B 424
Thomas E. McDonald
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indeed promoted on the
Staff Sergeant Thomas E. McDonald's decorations
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Thomas E. McDonald was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Massachusetts.
Top photo of Thomas E. McDonald as a Private
First Class with Company B 22nd Infantry
taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia circa 1942-1943 from the webmaster's collection
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