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Edward F. Still III

Technician 5th Class, U.S. Army

32156584

24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: July 5, 1944
Buried at: Plot F 1755
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly NJ
Awards: Purple Heart


TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS EDWARD F. STILL III was born August 6, 1916 to Edward F. and Margaret Buchanan Still. By 1920 the family was renting a home at 2000 Sepviva Street (the corner of Sepviva and Dauphin) in Philadelphia, where his father worked as a carpenter in a leather factory. A daughter, Catherine M. Still was born shortly after the January 1920 census. By 1930 the Still family had purchased a home at 51 North Mohawk Avenue in Clementon NJ, and the paternal grandfather had come to live with the family. Edward Still's father was at this time a millwright at a baseball factory, probably the A.J. Reach & Company plant in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Edward Still graduated from the Gibbs School in Clementon, and attended Camden County Vocational School.

Edward Still was inducted into the United States Army in 1941 and trained as a radio operator. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 4thh Cavalry Regiment. This unit arrived sent overseas in December of 1943. Upon arrival in England the 4th Cavalry was broken up, and the 2nd Squadron was redesignated the 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized). 

The 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron arrived in France on June 16, 1944. Technician Fifth Class Edward F. Still was killed in action when the vehicle he was traveling in struck a land mine, outside St. Lo on July 5, 1944. 

Edward F. Still was brought home after the war ended, and was buried at Beverly National Cemetery on July 22, 1948. He was survived by his parents, sister, grandmother Mrs. Edward Still, and grandfather Charles Buchanan.


Camden Courier-Post
July 19, 1948

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