Tribute to George H. McGuire
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Unit: 35th Infantry Division
Rank: Private, First Class
George McGuire, from Ellinwood, Kansas, joined the United States Army September 1942 and served as a Pfc. in the 35th Infantry Division, 134th Infantry Regiment. George was KIA at the Battle of St. Lo in the Normandy region of France, July 15th, 1944. The 134th was given the task of taking Hill 122. The hill would not be taken until the last hours of the 16th. He received the Purple Heart posthumously.
The following is the article that appeared in the Ellinwood Leader, August 3, 1944.
Geo. McGuire Meets Death In Invasion
George McGuire, 22 met death in Normandy sometime between D-Day and the launching of the great American offensive. His father has been advised. George graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1941 and worked for sometime for H.F. Belsch, later accepting a position with Howards Grocery. He was one of the most popular and likeable of the younger business men on Main street and everyone regretted it when he was called to military service.
He will be missed.
Submitted by Darren McGuire (nephew)