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Pvt. Edgar F. Conley

Pvt Edgar F Conley

Company M - 134th Infantry Regiment

Private Edgar F. Conley, known to all of his friends as "Bud" Conley, youngest son of the late John A. and Alice (Gayheart) Conley of Yocum, KY was killed in action July 30, 1944, in the vicinity of St. Suzanne, France, as the result of a bombing, while participating in the Northern France Campaign. He was serving as a heavy machine gunner in Company M, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division.

Pvt. Conley's remains were interred in the U. S. Military Cemetery, St. Laurent, France. The remains were evacuated to the United States by the request of his brother, Lace Conley of Zag, for final burial in the Conley cemetery at Yocum. The Purple Heart and three battle stars were awarded posthumously to Pvt. Conley, who sacrificed his life in defense of his country.
Pvt. Conley was born at Yocum, April 11, 1920, and died for his country July 30, 1944, age 19 years, three months and 19 days. After the death of his parents his brother, Lace Conley, cared for him, the same as a father.

Thanks to Jason Robison for submitting this photograph and the biographical information. Pvt. Conley is Mr. Robison's great-great uncle.

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