Ernest Essy

World War II
Service #O1038607
RankSecond Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Unit84th Chemical Battalion
Entered Service From
California
Date of DeathFebruary 13, 1944
Buried Plot G Row 7 Grave 7
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy

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