175th Infantry 29th Division 1st Army
My father was in the 175th Infantry who fought with the 116th during the WWII battle to take St-Lo, Normandy, France during July 1944.
The Army reported that my father was killed in Percy, France on July 13, 1944 and buried in Marigny until his body was returned to the US. The cemetery in Marigny is a German cemetery. If the Infantry Unit and date of my father's death are correct, the information I have about the Infantry's 116th and 175th's movements suggests to me that he was actually killed just North-East of St-Lo somewhere within the hedgerows along the Martinville Ridge advancing ahead of the 116th. I'm trying to reach someone who knew him at that time or knew other soldiers within Company G. His Capt. was Kearney Slingluff (not in casualty list). His Commander was Ollie Reed(died in battle).
If you have any additional information, I would appreciate it - either: sisbill@ORA.FDA.GOV or SHIsbill@JUNO.COM.