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Garland Thomas Purcell

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: January 9, 1922
Hometown: Lancaster County, VA
Entered: October 16, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 8, 1945
Died In: near Adseux, Belgium

SSG Purcell served with Company C, 289th Infantry Regiment, 75th Infantry Division. He graduated from Kilmarnock High School and Strayer’s Business College, Washington, D.C. Before the war, he worked for the Department of Agriculture. He is buried in Clifton Ridge Cemetery, Kilmarnock, Virginia.

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