Friday, November 25, 2016

PVT Thomas Edward Govero

PVT Thomas Edward Govero was born 26 Aug 1908 in Saint Francois County, Missouri to William Daily and Martha Emeline (Moses) Govero. His father was a miner who died in 1926. William is recorded as an orphan on the 1880 census and was working to support himself.  Thomas worked in glass manufacture and as a trucker or driver.  On 31 Aug 1940 he married Victoria Kerrigan.  They would have a son in 1942.

Thomas was apparently drafted in January 1944.  We don't know when he was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry but he was killed in action while serving with that unit on 25 Nov 1944.

PVT Govero is buried in Blackwell Masonic Cemetery in Washington County, Missouri. Victoria re-married and had 2 more children.  Their son also had children who are still living.

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