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.