James R. Schmidt
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
James R. Schmidt was born in Millvale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on March 26, 1923.
He was drafted into the Army on January 4, 1943.
His home of residence was listed
as Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
and his civilian occupation was listed as packing, filling, labeling, marking,
bottling and related occupations. He had completed four years of High
School and was single with dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class Schmidt was
killed in action in France during the attack on Cherbourg
along the Ste. Pierre Eglise-Cherbourg road on June 25, 1944.
James R. Schmidt was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Pennsylvania on July 8, 1948.
He is buried in Mt. Royal Cemetery Lot # 2418 part 24 Section Northland Grave # 4 in Millvale, Pennsylvania.
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