SERGEANT SAMUEL D. HARRELL, JR., 30, of Camden NJ, worked for the R.M. Hollingshead Corporation in Camden NJ prior to entering the Army. He had married before the war, and had given an address in rural Janvier NJ, a few miles south-east of Glassboro. After going overseas, his wife Anna came up to Camden to stay with his parents.
Volunteering for paratroop duty, he was assigned to the 11th Airborne Division, and took part in the invasion of the Philippines. He was killed fighting the Japanese on Leyte, on December 7, 1944 according to the January 4, 1945 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
Samuel Harrell Jr. was brought home to New Jersey after the war. He was buried at Cedar Green Cemetery in Clayton NJ in May of 1949.
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