Private Georges Fermery, age nineteen, was killed in action on September 14th, 1944, in France, while defending the Belfort Sector.
Georges enlisted in the Army on July 21st, 1943, and was called into active service Sept. 21, 1943.
He received his basic training with the Infantry at Camp Croft, South Carolina, and was then sent to Camp Meade from whence he was sent overseas with a Replacement Group.
He arrived in southern Italy and moved into camp for a few weeks before
he was assigned to the 26th Division, Co. L, 142nd Infantry.
According to Division records, Georges fought in the June Offensive near Cassino, and in the
Offensive on Rome. He was then sent to a rest camp at Anzio Beachhead to prepare for
the invasion of southern France. The invasion was successful at Lyons,
through the Moselle Offensive and on to Vesoul. On the way to Remiremont, the German attack was so severe that the boys broke into groups and took to a wooded area. The nine boys in Georges' group were in direct line of enemy fire and lost their lives when struck with a direct hit. Georges was buried in the U.S. Military Cemetery at Mount Juan, France.
Some of his awards were: a Combat Infantry Badge, the E.T.C. Campaign Ribbon,
Two Bronze Stars, the Southern France Ribbon, a Presidential Citation, and the Purple Heart.
All Information from Teresa Martin copyright May 30th, 1947
1946 Hackensack High School Yearbook Dedication Page