|T Sgt. Edgar A. Meyer, 88th Infantry Division.|
Edgar A. Meyer never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on May 12, 1917 in New York. His parents were also both born in New York. His father was a polisher for a metal company. Edgar had an older sister. By 1940 Edgar had completed 8 years of school and had a business waxing floors.
Edgar enlisted in the army on July 19, 1942. He advanced to the rank of tech sergeant in Company A, 1st Battalion, 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division (Blue Devils). The Blue Devils arrived in Italy in February 1944 and they were moved to the front near Monte Cassino by March 4, 1944. The action in the Blue Devil's area was quiet for the first week, but not quiet enough for Sgt. Meyers who died of wounds on March 9, 1944.
His remains were returned to be buried at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York.
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