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Benjamin Webster McGuire

Benjamin Webster McGuire

                         Name: Benjamin Webster McGuire

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: 115th Infantry Rgt., 29th Infantry Div.

                         Rank: Private

                         Dates of Service: 7/9/1943-6/18/1944

                         Theater of Service: Europe

                         Buried at Normandy American Cemetery,
                         Colleville-sur-Mer, France. Awarded
                         Purple Heart

Benny McGuire Reported Killed in Action in France
The Scottsville News, Scottsville, Virginia
Thursday, July 27, 1944, (P.1)

Private Benjamin W. McGuire, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. McGuire of Scottsville, was killed in action in France on the eighteenth of June, according to a telegram from the Adjutant General's office in Washington.

Benjamin Webster McGuire was born on May 19, 1925, in Scottsville, Fluvanna County, Virginia; he was the son of Charles Henry McGuire (1884-1960) and Annie Elizabeth (Dolan) McGuire.  Benjamin enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 9, 1943, when he was 18 years age.  He was killed in action on June 18, 1944, during the U.S. invasion of Normandy, France.  Benjamin is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France.

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