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Joseph Harrison

Private, U.S. Army

20226841

Company F
324th Infantry Regiment
44th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: January 14, 1945
Buried at: Plot F O 1502
                  Beverly National Cemetery
                  Beverly NJ
Awards: Soldiers Medal, Purple Heart

PRIVATE JOSEPH HARRISON of 340 Mercer Street, Gloucester City NJ, was reported killed in action while serving in France, on January 29, 1945. The headstone depicted in the photograph above may well be in error. The son of Mrs. Catherine Harrison, he had attended Mt. Holly (NJ) High School before entering the New Jersey National Guard, and was called to active duty when the nation mobilized. He had received the Soldiers Medal for heroism when, as a guard at an ammunition dump which caught fire, he drove a truck from the blaze, saving the lives of several comrades. Besides his mother, a brother, Francis Harrison, also then in the Army, survived him.


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