George J. Ford was born on December 20, 1920 and resided in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He was one of five children.
George was a member of St. Agnes Church in West Chester. He worked at Denny Tag Company.
George entered the Army on December 9, 1942. He trained at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, and at Camp Maxey, Texas. George came home on furlough in July, 1944 - right before he was shipped overseas. It was the last time his parents saw him.
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.