Monday, July 11, 2016

PVT Warren Robert Ogur

PVT Warren Robert Ogur was born 3 Aug 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the 2nd child of 3 children and only son born to Charles and Gertrude (Fichman) Ogur. His father had immigrated from Russia when very young and his family had settled in Brooklyn. Charles was a dentist and had worked to improve root canal surgery. The family lived and 853 Linden Boulevard. Warren's father had a successful practice and owned the home valued at $8000. Warren graduated from high school and attended 1 year at New York University.

Warren was drafted in April 1943. He underwent his initial training and was, for a time, assigned to E Company 273rd Infantry at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The 273rd provided thousands of replacement officers and men for units already in theater and it is likely that PVT Ogur was one. He was sent to England and then on 13 Jun 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry. PVT Ogur fought with that unit until killed in action on 11 Jul 1944.

PVT Ogur was repatriated and re-interred in Mount Golda Cemetery in South Huntington, New York.

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