|Staff Sergeant Ned Guysinger landed with the 8th Infantry Regiment on Utah Beach on D-Day.|
Ned J. Guysinger never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.
He was born on July 27, 1917 in Ohio. His father was also born in Ohio while his mother was born in Indiana. His father worked as farm laborer and later as a butcher. Ned had one older sister and three younger sisters. By 1940 Ned had completed three years of high school. He was still living at home and worked as a farm laborer.
He enlisted in the army on March 13, 1941. He rose to the rank of staff sergeant in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
The 8th Infantry Regiment was the first surface-borne Allied regiment to land in Normandy on D-Day. It moved off Utah Beach to relieve the 82nd Airborne at St. Mere Eglise. Its next assignment was clearing out the Cotentin Peninsula in preparation of capturing Cherbourg. The 4th Infantry Division was in continuous action for 22 days from D-Day to June 28. It suffered over 5,400 casualties during these three weeks including 800 killed. Sgt. Guysinger was killed in action on June 22, 1944.
His grave is at Lehman Cemetery in Payne, Ohio.
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