Donald J. Riede

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/22/1944



Donald J. Riede was born in Indiana in 1918. He was drafted into the Army on
March 20, 1941 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. His home of residence was
listed as Dana, Vermillion County, Indiana and his civilian occupation was listed
as Unskilled Transportation Occupations. He had completed four years of
High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Technical Sergeant Riede was killed in action in France in the vicinity of Gonneville,
during the attack toward Cherbourg on June 22, 1944.


Above: Press release announcing the award of the Bronze Star Medal to Donald J. Riede.
His name is at the bottom.

From Press Releases and Related Records, compiled 1942–1945. NAID: 1565957. Record Group 337: Records of Headquarters
Army Ground Forces, 1916–1956. The National Archives at Washington, D.C. via



Donald J. Riede was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block H Row 8 Grave 145 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.


Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot A Row 20 Grave 27



Grave marker for

Donald J. Riede

Photo by

John Tomawski


Andreia Lino







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