George served in an anti-tank company in the 395 Infantry Regiment, 9th ‘Old Reliable’, Infantry Division, (attached to the 1st ‘Big Red One’ Division –March 2, 1945).
Private First Class George Ford was Killed In Action in Germany on March 26, 1945. His parents received the fateful telegram on April 10th.
George was buried at a local military cemetery in Germany. He was brought home for reburial in his home country in 1948. Services were held in West Chester on December 15, 1948, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery with full military honors.
Research by Don Wambold, WCSMC