Emanuel E. Riley

Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/26/1944

 

 

Emanuel E. Riley was born in Kentucky in 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on May 21, 1941 at Camp Blanding, Florida. His home of residence was listed
as Lakeland, Polk County, Florida and his civilian occupation was listed as Baker.
He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Technician 5th Grade Riley was killed in action in France during Operation Cobra,
the breakout from Normandy on July 26, 1944.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 75
dated 17 October 1944.

 

 

Emanuel E. Riley was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block I Row 6 Grave 119 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot D Row 22 Grave 8

 

     

Grave marker for

Emanuel E. Riley

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

 


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