John W. Freeman
Entered the Service From: Tennessee
Rank: Private First Class
Army, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Died: Thursday, August 05, 1943
Buried at: Sicily-Rome American
Location: Nettuno, Italy
Plot: I Row: 4 Grave: 19
Awards: 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