Earl Towell

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/29/1944

 

 

Earl Towell was born in Illinois on April 6, 1906.

He listed his home of residence as Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private Towell was killed in action in France during Operation Cobra, the breakout from Normandy
on July 29, 1944.

 


Article courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 


Article courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

Earl Towell was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
La Cambe Cemetery, Isigny, France in Block BD Row 8 Grave 147 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 1 Grave 39

 

     

Grave marker for

Earl Towell

Photo by

John Tomawski

and

Andreia Lino

 

 

 

 

Julien Woestyn
of Ploegsteert, Belgium
at the grave of Private Earl Towell

Julien has adopted the grave of Earl Towell
and insures that Private Towell's grave
is well taken care of
and proudly honors this hero
of 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry.

Photo courtesy of Julien Woestyn

     

 

 

 

 

Top photo courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

 

 


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