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Pfc Alex G Wilson

Pfc Alex G Wilson

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Alex Glenford Wilson, son of Henry Clay and Louisa Elizabeth (Stanley) Wilson, was born August 20, 1921 in Big Four, West Virginia. He moved from West Virginia to Minnesota sometime between 1940 and February 1942 and registered for the draft February 19, 1942. At that time he was living in Northome, Minnesota. He married Genevieve Mills in Norman, Minnesota on October 6, 1942 and the couple had a son, James Clay Wilson. He served as a Rifleman in Company A, 137th Infantry Regiment and was promoted from Private to Private First Class July 1, 1944. He was wounded in action near Le Meauffe, in the vicinity of St Lo, France, on July 13 but he remained on duty. He was again wounded in action July 31 south of St Lo and died of his wounds the following day, August 1, 1944. Pfc Alex G Wilson is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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