Oscar Messinger

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/08/1945



Oscar Messinger was born in West Virginia on September 23, 1914. He was drafted into the Army
on September 1, 1943 at Huntington, West Virginia. His home of residence was listed as Lincoln County,
West Virginia and his civilian occupation was listed as Waiters And Waitresses, Except Private Family.
He had completed grammar school and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

He was assigned as a Private to Company B 22nd Infantry on June 30, 1944.
He was one of 23 enlisted men assigned to the Company as replacements on that date.


Private First Class Messinger was killed in action in Germany during the battle for the city of Prüm
on February 8, 1945.



Oscar Messinger was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastone, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in West Virginia.

Branchland Cemetery
Lincoln County
West Virginia

Grave marker for Oscar Messinger

Photo by Lora from the Find A Grave website






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