Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Andrew Simpkins was born in New
Jersey on January 5, 1907. He was drafted into the Army on
May 5, 1942 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. His home of residence was listed as Green Bank,
Burlington County, New Jersey and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled
Construction Occupations. He had completed one year of High School and was single with dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class Simpkins was
killed in action in Normandy, France, near the town of
during the attack toward Cherbourg.
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Application for the
grave marker for Andrew Simpkins
noting that he received the Purple Heart Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Andrew Simpkins was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New Jersey.
Green Bank Methodist Cemetery
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