JOYNER Oscar Lorenzo Jr

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-387689
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH8 January 1919
STATEKernersville NORTH CAROLINA
FAMILYSingle
Parent: Oscar Lorenzo & Lucile Stafford JOYNER
RELIGIONProtestant
RANKCaptaine
FONCTIONBattalion Commander
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--NC
DATE of ENLISTEMENT20 February 1942
COMPANYHeadquarters
BATTALION1st Battalion
REGIMENT22ndInfantry Regiment
DIVISION4thInfantry Division
"Ivy Division"
DATE OF DEATH22 June 1944joyner oscar tombe
STATUSKIA (Schrapnel Head and back)
PLACE OF DEATH--
TEMPORARY CEMETERY

TEMPORARY CEMETERY from Ste MERE EGLISE N°2 - N°3586

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Voir histoire des cimetières provisoires

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B 2 25 --
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E 28 37
DECORATION
Silver Star
Purple Heart
Bronze Star
American Defense
American Campaign
Victory Medal
E.A.M.E. Campaign
Infantry Combat Badge
Photo FDLM
EAMECampaign
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VIDEOCaptain Oscar JOYNER Jr was awarded the Legion of Honor here's the video:
Youtube
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HISTOIRE

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The 4th Infantry Division was reactivated at Fort Bennings (Georgie) on 1 June 1940 and began his entrainnement.

November 15, 1941, she was transferred to Camp Gordon (Georgia), where she came under the control of the 2nd Army

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It crosses the Atlantic in January 1944 to continue his training in Devon (UK) to be ready for the landing.

On the eve of June 6, 1944, the 4th Infantry Division has 18,000 men.

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She landed on Utah Beach June 6, 1944 in three waves.

Among the first men landed is the second in command of the division, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt.

On June 7, the process continues.

Part of the division made ​​its junction with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ste Mère Eglise while the other goes north towards St Marcouf batteries.

On June 18, the division involved with the VII Corps (of which it is the right wing) on the offensive to Cherbourg


Message from a son of Veteran

For D-Day’s 70th Anniversary I thought I’d share with you a poem written by my father, William Joyner, entitled “For Freedom’s Sake.”

He wrote this in the Summer of 1944 as a 19 year old infantryman in training at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, USA.

His older brother, Capt. Oscar Joyner, had gone in at D-Day, but was killed in the hedgerows June 22, 1944.

He knew that he himself would be following in a few weeks’ time.

He subsequently went into France in September, 1944 and earned two Bronze Stars for valor in combat in France and Germany, came home still not old enough to vote and married the girl next door.

Commemorating D-Day and honoring my father William Joyner, my uncle Captain Oscar Joyner, and all who served then and all who serve now.

Best regards,

Matt Joyner

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For freedom's sake

The norman waves roll in tonight
And ebbing leave their flotsam beached
The bodies there now water-logged
Which yesterday were quick with life
Were sacrificed unselfishly,
For freedom's sake.


They walked the path where courage led
They knew that path would end in death
Or victory, most nobly won.
And so, without a backward glance,
They plunged ashore to wage their war
For freedom's sake.


Can we who live love freedom less
Than they who died without a word
Or hesitate to count the cost
When asked by them to do our best?
No, we must give, if needs, our all
For freedom's sake.


William Joyner


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Family Oscar JOYNER
Oscar & Marian (his sister, Christmas 1943)
Football Team Oscar

INFORMATION SOURCELivre: 21st Army Group (HEIMDAL) - Findagrave.com - 1-22infantry.org
PICTURE SOURCEMatt JOYNER - Frédéric LAVERNHE - 1-22infantry.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud