Rank and Name, Private First Class Joseph Otto Dries Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 31th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division “Rock of the Marne”.
Was the code name for the landing operation of the Allied invasion of Provence (Southern France) on 15 August 1944.
Joseph is born approx. on 26 Nov. 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Father, Joseph Otto Dries.
Mother, Euginia M. B. (Schowalter).
Sister(s), Mariann B. Frances M. Eugenia E. and Joanne S. Dries.
Brother(s), John J. and Gerald S. Dries.
Spouse, Isabella Biesek.
Joseph enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 36811757.
Joseph was KIA in the Operation Dragoon (Landing South France) near Brignoles, France on 18 Aug. 1944, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph was first buried at Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial in France.
Joseph is reburied/mentioned in 1948 at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA.
Thanks to, https://www.ww2-pacific.com/soldaat/dries-jr-joseph-otto/
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/