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George E. Hendrickson

Died in the service of our country
Branch of Service: Army
Hometown: 110 Hickory Ave
Bergenfield
Across from the then Siegel's market,
now known as the Cross Roads Deli.
Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Date of casualty: Friday, July 7, 1944
Place of casualty: France
Dedication: George Hendrickson Park on Momar Drive
Medals:
Purple Heart


Other webpages:
National Archives & Records
His story
George E. Hendrickson - Find A Grave


About George E.: U.S. Army, 505th Parachurte Infantry Regt, 82nd Airborne Division.
Buried Brittany American Cemetery, St James (Manche), France.

George in his HS days, carried his catchers mitt everwhere he went and planned to try out for the Major Leagues. He was an Army paratrooper. News paper article says Hendrickson, the family dare-devil,who tempted fate once to often, was captured on D-day but managed to escape. The army paratrooper lingered in a farm house controlled by the French Resistance after his buddies left. German sympathizers ambushed the house and killed him.
He died on July 7, 1944. The French Rememberance committee says he was a paratropper who was captured on D Day, escaped. He died at the wrong time in he wrong place.

In 2008 2nd Lieutenat US Army in the 82 Airborn Division, 505th Parachute Infantry was honored on a monument of Martyrs at St. Remi's Plain in Brittany. His name is registered under the "unknown American".

He is buried in Brittany American Cemetery St. James, France, Plot P Row W, GRAVE 15.

Brittany American Cemetery
George E
Brittany American Cemetery - Saint-James France


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