Friday, October 14, 2016

SGT William Joseph Giroux

SGT William Joseph Giroux Was born 15 Aug 1914 in Chicago, Illinois to William Joseph and Mary C. (Grogan) Giroux.  His father died in 1923. In 1940, William was working as a clerk for a railroad and reported a 1939 income of $1600.

William entered the army in November 1942.  After training as a radio operator, William was sent to England and assigned to Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry on 14 Jul 1944.  He was immediately reassigned that same day to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry. He was a SSG at that time.  On 18 Aug 1944 he was reduced in rank to PVT and then promoted that same day to T4.  On 17 Sep 1944 William was promoted to SGT.  SGT Giroux was killed in action on 14 Oct 1944.

SGT Giroux was repatriated in 1947 and buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, Illinois.

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