James V. NEELLEY

 

neelley james v
NUMBER OF SERVICE415463
AGE26 ans
DATE OF BIRTH9 Décembre  1918
STATEComté de Guilford 
NORTH CAROLINA
FAMILY

Son of Robah Lee NEELLEY & Frances WHITELEY NEELLEY

Siblings: Annie Lee, James V, James V & Robah Noel

RANKCaptain
FONCTION--
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT-NC
DATE of ENLISTEMENTJuin 1941
REGIMENT 

47th Infantry Regiment

“The Raiders”

DIVISION 9th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH10 aout 1944neelley james v tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector Perriers-en-Beauficel , MANCHE
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Plan du Cimetière Américain de St James

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
F103
DECORATION

Silver Star

Purple Heart

Good Conduct Medal

European African Middle Eastern Campaing Medal

American Campaign Medal

World War II Victory Medal

Combat Infantryman Badge

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Photo FDLM

Good Medal Conduite

EAMECampaign

american campaign medal

victory medal

combat infantryman badge

 

us army div 9 div 9 1 47ir
STORY

The August 31, 1944 edition of the Greensboro Record included: Capt. Neelley Dies In Action - Greensboro Man Won Honors For Bravery - Capt. James V. Neelley, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Neelley, 715 Douglas street, was killed in action in France August 10, according to word received by his parents August 30 from the war department.

Capt. Neelley graduated from Greensboro high school in 1937 and entered State college in Raleigh the following fall. In June 1941 he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and also received his commission as second lieutenant. He was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity and served a term as an officer of that organization.

He entered active service in June 1941 and was stationed at Ft. Bragg. He received his first lieutenancy at Fr. Benning, Ga. after a three months stay there. Overseas he served in the North African invasion as a member of the 47th regiment of the famous ninth division.

Capt. Neelley received the Silver Star for gallantry outside of the line of duty during the Tunisian campaign and at the end of the Sicilian campaign had participated in five major battles.

After a rest period spend in England, Capt. Neelley was sent to Normandy on D Day and participated in the capture of Cherbourg. He was recently put in command of a rifle brigade and it was while serving in this capacity that he was killed.


Story of "Raiders" 47th Regiment Infantry


Brother's 

James V


Robah Noel NEELLEY

DATE DE NAISSANCE19 june 1921neellet james frere robah
STATE Guilford County 
NORTH CAROLINA
FAMILY

Son of Robah Lee NEELLEY & Frances WHITELEY NEELLEY

Siblings: Annie Lee, James V, James V & Robah Noel

 ARMYUS NavyNC
SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTO

Abmc.gov - Honorstates.org - Findagrave.com - 9thinfantrydivision.net – J-F PELLOUAIS

PROGRAMMEURSFrédéric & Renaud