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Donald Patrick Gogerty (1919-1967)

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Donald Patrick Gogerty (1919-1967) US Army Veteran, Wounded in Action, World War II (b. October 25, 1919, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA - d. January 11, 1967, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA) Military Service Number 36310950.

ParentsEdit

Son of William Joseph Gogerty (1893-1939) and Josette (Dolly) Jensen (1890-1940).

SiblingEdit

He had the following sibling: Dorothy Helen Gogerty (1918-1986) who was a nun that left her convent and married Salvator David Settecase (1919-1973) and adopted many children.

ChicagoEdit

Donald appears in the 1930 US Census living at 4932 West Austin Avenue in Chicago. Donald enlisted as a Private in the US Army in 1942 after completing 4 years of high school. He listed his occupation as a machinist. He was wounded in action during World War II.

Memories about Donald Patrick GogertyEdit

According to Ralph Bozorth: "He was assigned to the Headquarters Battery, 225th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion. His assignments included the defense of seaports, airports and bridges in the European Theatre. The War and his injuries had a profound effect on him and changed his life on his return home."

MarriageEdit

Donald married and had a child around 1950.

DeathEdit

He died in 1967.

BurialEdit

He was buried in Rock Island National Cemetery on January 11, 1967.

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