Pvt. John William Freeman




John W. Freeman

ID: 06927093
Entered the Service From:
Private First Class

 U.S. Army, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Thursday, August 05, 1943
Buried at: 
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Plot: Row: Grave: 19

Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster




The Purple Heart has been posthumously awarded to John William Freeman of Englewood Route 1, who was killed in action in North Africa on Aug. 5.  The War Department has forwarded the decoration to his father, Mr. Oscar "Dee" Freeman.   Virgil D. Freeman, a brother, was also killed in action in 1942.  Caleb and Earl, two other sons of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, are in the armed forces.
John was also known as "Alaska/Laskie"


Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons