U. S. 7th Armored Division
Pre-Combat Deaths in World War II
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Spare a minute
to think
of the young who didn't grow up,
and how young they looked when they died,
and how no one will ever remember them looking tired and middle-aged
or even be bored by tiresome recitals of the time of their youth.

- - - - Russell Baker "How to Observe Dec. 7" (NY Times, Dec. 1965)



This is an alphabetical list of all 53 men of the 7th Armored Division and one man from the later-attached 203rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion who died during training in the United States and in England, in 1942-1944, prior to entering combat in World War II.

Click here for the separate web page to remember the 7th Armored Division men who died overseas, in battle and non-battle deaths in 1944 and 1945.
Click here for the separate web to see which 7th Armored Division men died where in overseas combat.

If you see an error or omission, please contact me (wwjohnston@aol.com). I cannot fix the errors unless I know about them; so please let me know.

So they will not be “Forgot” a
There is a word
Which bears a sword
It hurls its barbed syllables,-
At once is mute again.
But where it fell
The saved will tell
On patriotic day,
Some epauletted brother
Gave his breath away.
Wherever runs the breathless sun,
Wherever roams the day,
There is its noiseless onset,
There is its victory!
Behold the keenest marksman!
The most accomplished shot!
Time’s sublimest target
Is a soul “forgot”!
----- Emily Dickinson


A Note for the Children of these Men

The American World War II Orphans Network (AWON) is an organization created by and for those who lost their father in World War II. AWON has an annual conference and a newsletter filled with useful information. Click here to go to the AWON web page and find those who share your experience.

Prior to September 20, 1943, the units shown are those of the original structure of the 7th Armored Division. General Order #36 (20 Sep 1943) reorganized the Division. The full text of the General Order can be seen on the 7th Armored Division Document Repository web site. The following diagram shows how GO #36 changed the organization of the Division.
7th Armd Div 1943 Reorganization

Note that the following units of the old organization ceased to be a part of the 7th Armored Division after the reorganization:

The following are links to the pages of deaths of the indicated final-organization units of the Division: ...


7th Armored Division Pre-Combat Training Deaths in World War II

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  1. Adams, Pfc. Elwood (35265926) - Regiment/Battalion: 31 - Company/Battery/Troop: Maint
  2. Adamson, Pvt. William G. (36502512) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
  3. Boughey, Pfc. Donley G. (36153846) - Regiment/Battalion: 87 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  4. Briceno, Tec 5 Epifanio (18102967) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: Svc
  5. Bruno, M/Sgt. John M. (33172518) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: Hq
  6. Butterbaugh, Pfc. William Owen (13067365) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: F
  7. Cantelmi, Tec 5 Frederick A. (33139781) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: E
  8. Carmouche, Lt. Col. George H. (O-14 981) - Regiment/Battalion: Div - Company/Battery/Troop: G-4
  9. Cathman, Tec 5 Jerome S. (36234864) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: I
  10. Davis, Tec 5 Philip D. (33169917) - Regiment/Battalion: Maint - Company/Battery/Troop: C
  11. Dery, Cpl. Gerard O. (11063215) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  12. Disharoon, Lt. Col. Hugh B. (O-24 294) - Regiment/Battalion: Surg - Company/Battery/Troop: unknown
  13. Frye, Pvt. Vernon R. (14009802) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: Svc
  14. Garcille, Pvt. Freddie (38171375) - Regiment/Battalion: Maint - Company/Battery/Troop: C
  15. Gennaro, Tec 5 Charles C. (32209880) - Regiment/Battalion: 440 - Company/Battery/Troop: A
  16. Godkin, Tec 5 Don E. (36169561) - Regiment/Battalion: 87 - Company/Battery/Troop: C
  17. Grossi, Sgt. Joseph J. (32257418) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  18. Hampton, Pvt. James C. (38079347) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: I
  19. Hopkins, Pvt. Newell C. (32249693) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ 3rd Bn
  20. Ivie, M/Sgt. Sylvester R. (6273055) - Regiment/Battalion: Supply - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Co
  21. Kasmarski, Pfc. Edward (32688092) - Regiment/Battalion: 203 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  22. Kirkhart, Pvt. William E. (35431871) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
  23. Kling, Pvt. Alvin G. (16092091) - Regiment/Battalion: 129 - Company/Battery/Troop: C
  24. Kolz, S/Sgt. Frederick C. (32029664) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  25. Krogstad, Pvt. Clayton O. (36234544) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  26. Kuhrt, Pvt. Raymond D. (16049052) - Regiment/Battalion: 87 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Co
  27. La Belle, Tec 5 Henry E. (32233389) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: F
  28. Lackney, Pvt. Martin G. (32257236) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  29. Lindsay, Pvt. Lloyd W. (33141964) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: H
  30. Lockhart, Sgt. Oliver T. (12046877) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  31. Matlock, Cpl. John W., Jr. (38082955) - Regiment/Battalion: 489 - Company/Battery/Troop: A
  32. Meacham, Pvt. David L. (14062932) - Regiment/Battalion: 129 - Company/Battery/Troop: A
  33. Milner, Pvt. Marcus (34273400) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: E
  34. Mueller, Pfc. Willie A. M. (18103015) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  35. Mullane, Pvt. Edward P. (32285514) - Regiment/Battalion: 17 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  36. Phillips, 2nd Lt. Harper S. (O-1 012 416) - Regiment/Battalion: 31 - Company/Battery/Troop: unknown
  37. Plicht, Pvt. Charles G. (36118490) - Regiment/Battalion: 489 - Company/Battery/Troop: Svc
  38. Pollock, Pfc. Albert E. (32249419) - Regiment/Battalion: 31 - Company/Battery/Troop: E
  39. Prout, Pvt. Chester K. (15090091) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  40. Reed, Cpl. Grady E. (34192171) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
  41. Reid, Pvt. George P. (38129271) - Regiment/Battalion: 87 - Company/Battery/Troop: C
  42. Roberts, Pvt. James C. (34188929) - Regiment/Battalion: 33 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  43. Russell, Pvt. Albert F. (31064521) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: Hq Co 3rd Bn
  44. Salsbury, 1st Lt. Leonard W. (O-379 937) - Regiment/Battalion: 434 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
  45. Schwingel, Pvt. Walter H. (34284046) - Regiment/Battalion: 440 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Btry
  46. Sheley, Pfc. Thomas E. (34240233) - Regiment/Battalion: 31 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ 1st Bn
  47. St. Marie, Pvt. Harold L. (37324042) - Regiment/Battalion: 31 - Company/Battery/Troop: I
  48. Thompson, Pfc. Alvin W. (36234872) - Regiment/Battalion: 38 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  49. Thompson, Cpl. Claude T. (18102966) - Regiment/Battalion: 87 - Company/Battery/Troop: D
  50. Thurnau, Tec 5 Walter W. (36313492) - Regiment/Battalion: 147 - Company/Battery/Troop: 147
  51. Wall, Pvt. Lodis J. (34261497) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: B
  52. Walsh, Pvt. John R. (33143649) - Regiment/Battalion: 40 - Company/Battery/Troop: HQ Co 2nd Bn
  53. Weaver, 2nd Lt. Alfred E. (O-1 013 958) - Regiment/Battalion: 48 - Company/Battery/Troop: unknown
  54. Woolsey, S/Sgt. Berger C. (36157390) - Regiment/Battalion: 129 - Company/Battery/Troop: B


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