Thursday, June 30, 2016

PFC Cecil C. Cassidy

courtesy of Fred Day
PFC Cecil C. Cassidy was born 1920 in Middletown, Ohio to Oliver Pierce and Eva (Brewer) Cassidy. The family had moved to Middletown from Menifee County, Kentucky. His father worked in a paper mill.  In 1940 Cecil was married to Juanita and working for the railroad.  He reported an income in 1939 of $144.

After Cecil was drafted in December 1942 he was sent overseas and assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. He was with the unit on D-Day, participating in the amphibious assault.  PFC Cassidy was wounded on 30 Jun 1944, evacuated and died of his wounds that same day. 

PFC Cassidy is buried in Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, Ohio.

Brother, Herbert William Cassidy, also served (1941-1945) during the war. 

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