Sunday, July 17, 2016

PVT Victor Dean Birch

PVT Victor Dean Birch was born in 1924 in Illinois to Joseph Edwin and Beulah Evelyn (Jones) Birch.  His father worked as farm labor and as a carpenter.

Victor was living in Benton County, Iowa working as a farm hand when he was drafted in March 1943.  After training he was sent overseas and on 28 Jun 1944 was assigned from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Birch was killed in action on 17 Jul 1944.

PVT Birch is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery

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