Private First Class James Francis O'Brien

World War II

US Army
Company I, 357th Infantry, 90th Division
Service Number: 38104411
Born: about 1904
Inducted: March 21, 1941
Killed in action June 12, 1944, France
Buried Normandy American Cemetery, France
    Plot H, Row 16, Grave 21

Purple Heart


Normandy American Cemetery, France
PFC James F O'Brien
Photo by ABMC Staff


Akron News-Reporter August 31, 1944

Honor Services to be Held for James F. O'Brien
American Legion to Conduct Services Here Next Sunday.

Memorial services for Pfc. James F. O'Brien, 37, who was killed in action in France June 12, will be held at 2 o'clock, Sunday Sept. 3 at the American Legion hall in Akron, under the auspices of the local American Legion post.

Pfc. O'Brien was one of the first Americans to land on the Normandy beachhead on June 6, D-day, as he was a member of the 90th Infantry, one of the first to land on invasion day.

He entered the service of his country on March 21, 1942. He was sent overseas in February, 1944. He was stationed in England until time for the all important invasion arrived.

Pfc. O'Brien had lived in and around Akron for the greater part of his life and will be greatly missed by his friends and relatives here. He answered the call to service willingly and made the supreme sacrifice in support of his convictions. The memorial services are a fitting tribute to his devotion to his country.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. James F. O'Brien, his stepchildren and his foster brother Edward Palmer of Brush.

Please omit flowers.


Notes:

James O'Brien photograph is from the Service Record Book of Men and Woman of Akron, Colorado and Community, published by the Alva N. Graves Post of the American Legion.


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