George M. Ruoff

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 07/29/1944

 

 

George M. Ruoff was born in New York in 1911. He was drafted into the Army on
November 5, 1943 at New York City, New York. His home of residence was listed
as Richmondhill, Long Island, Queens County, New York and his civilian occupation
was listed as Shipping And Receiving Clerks. He had completed four years of
High School and was single with dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

At some time before he was sent overseas he was married.

Private Ruoff died of wounds received in action in France during Operation Cobra,
the breakout from Normandy on July 29, 1944.

 

Newspaper clipping announcing the death of George M. Ruoff
from the
Long Island Daily Press Jamaica, New York Friday November 3, 1944.

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

George M. Ruoff was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block BC Row 3 Grave 49 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 G Row 4 Grave 26

 

     

Grave marker for

George M. Ruoff

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

Loc Parent of Calais, France at the grave of Private George M. Ruoff.
Monsieur Parent has adopted the grave of Private Ruoff and insures that Private Ruoff's grave
is well taken care of and proudly honors this hero of 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry.

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo from the Long Island Daily Press Jamaica, New York Friday November 3, 1944.

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

 

 

 


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