Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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
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.
Grave marker for Oscar Messinger
Photo by Lora from the Find A Grave website
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