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Franklin F. Grundy Jr.

Technician Fifth Class, U.S. Army

32074205

53rd Armored Infantry Battalion
4th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: March 16, 1945
Buried at: Arlington Cemetery
                 Cove Road
                 Pennsauken NJ 08110 
Awards: Purple Heart

TECHNICIAN FIFTH CLASS FRANKLIN F. GRUNDY JR. was born in 1917 in Gloucester Township NJ to Franklin F. and Bertha Ullman Grundy. The Grundy's were living in Gloucester Township at the time of the 1920 Census. By 1930 Franklin Grundy Jr. was living with his mother Bertha, stepfather Delbert Johnson, and 5 siblings on Sicklertown Road in the Erial section of Gloucester Township NJ. Delbert Johnson, a World War I veteran, worked as a sand cutter in an iron foundry. The family later moved to Almonesson Road in the Blackwood neighborhood of Gloucester Township. His father had also remarried, and was living at 114 Linden Street in Camden NJ where he worked as a driver for an express company.

Inducted into the Army shortly after the draft was re-instituted, Franklin Grundy was killed in action in on March 16, 1945 while serving with the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, near Oberwessel, Germany. His death was reported in the April 12, 1945 edition of the Camden Courier-Post. He was 27 at the time of his death.

After the war, Franklin Grundy was brought home. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken NJ in 1949. He was survived by his mother Mrs. Bertha Johnson, his step-father, Delbert Johnson, and his siblings.


Camden
Courier-Post

March 31, 1949

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