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T/Sgt James F Drew

T/Sgt James F Drew

134th Infantry Regiment - HQ Company 3rd Battalion

James Fasano Drew was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 6, 1915. He registered for the draft October 16, 1940. According to his draft registration, he had blue eyes, blonde hair, a light complexion, was 5' 8" tall and weighed 156 pounds. He was inducted into military service on December 9, 1941 at Camp Grant, Illinois.

T/Sgt Drew served in Headquarters Platoon, Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion. He landed on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on July 7, 1944. After fighting in the battle for St Lo, France, the Regiment remained in defense of the city until July 27 when an attack was launched to seize the high ground south and west of St. Lo. The attack continued through July 31 and was met with heavy opposition at all times. T/Sgt James F Drew was Killed in Action July 29, 1944. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois.

Tech. Sgt. James Fasano Drew, Headquarters 134th Infantry, 35th Division, killed in action , battle of St. Lo, July 29, 1944. Son of John and Margaret Fasano, brother of Daniel, Rose Rossini, Betty Saathoff. Funeral from chapel, 2809 Harrison Street, Monday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m., to Our Lady of Sorrows church. Burial Queen of Heaven.

Excerpt from Chicago Tribune, September 26, 1948 (source Find-A-Grave)

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