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Pfc Thomas A West

Pfc Thomas A West

137th Infantry Regiment - Company K

Thomas Amos "Tommie" West, son of Franklin Marion and Alma (Chase) West, was born October 21, 1924 in Carney, Oklahoma. He registered for the draft December 18, 1942. At that time he was 18 years old and a high school student in Carney. He was inducted into the Army June 22, 1943 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He joined Company K, 137th Infantry Regiment sometime before they departed for the ETO in May 1944 and served as a Rifleman. Pfc Thomas A West was killed in action July 15, 1944 in the vicinity of St Lo, France. He is buried at Carney Cemetery, Carney, Oklahoma.


Top row, left to right, Thomas with his 3 sisters, Lois Jean, Anna Faye, and Roberta. Bottom row, his parents Alma and Franklin

Thanks to Pam Thomsen for this picture. She is the granddaughter of Pfc. John Pergolizzi, 60th Combat Engineers Combat Battalion, 35th Infantry Division who was killed in action October 10, 1944.

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