Grant O. Zarger

Date of Birth:  1923


Place of Birth:  Kansas


Father and Mother’s Names:  William and Edith Zarger


Spouse's Name:  Lois Melgreen Zarger


Date Entered Service:  1943


Service Branch:   Army


Service Number:  37512068


Rank:  Private First Class


Division/Company/Unit info:  32nd Regiment, 3rd Armored Division.


Riley Connection:  The 1940 U.S. Census shows the Zarger family as living at 1126 Yuma Street in Manhattan, KS.


Date of Death (and Age):  Aug. 17, 1944 (age 21)


Place of Death:  France


Grave Location:  St. James Cemetery, France, block E, row 10, grave 1.


Bio:  The Zarger family lived on Yuma Street, and Grant graduated from Manhattan High School.  Grant enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served with the 3rd Armored Division 32nd Regiment.  The 3rd Armored Division “spearheaded” the Army through Normandy in 1944, notably the Battle of Saint Lo.



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