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George Joseph Azur
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Born (1919-03-21)March 21, 1919
Died April 17, 1945(1945-04-17) (aged 26)
Place of birth Berlin, New Hampshire
Place of death Killed in action - Hesse, Germany
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank Technician Fifth Grade
Unit Company G, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Purple Heart

George Joseph Azur (21 March 1919 in Berlin, New Hampshire – Killed in action 17 April 1945 in Torfhaus, Germany) was a American Technician Fifth Grade in the United States Army during World War II.

Early lifeEdit

George was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on March 21, 1919 to Joseph and Marianne Azur who were immigrants from Syria. His other siblings included Parker, Malcolm, George, Eva, and Nicollina Azur. He worked in the industrial processing of dairy foods before joining the military.

Military ServiceEdit

He enlisted in the Army from Rutland, Vermont on January 30, 1942 (ASN: 11055701) and was sent to Camp Blanding, Florida to train with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. The division was sent overseas on August 1, 1942, arrived in England a week later, and departed on October 22, 1942 to participate in the Allied Assault on North Africa which was part of Operation Torch. He served with the division all the way into Germany during the war.


On April 17, 1945 during fighting in the state of Hesse, Germany he was killed by a German sniper. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He was first buried at the Temporary American Military Cemetery in Breuna, Germany on April 23, 1945. He was re-buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. He was dis-interred on September 9, 1948 and his remains were prepared and placed in a casket the same day. He was given his final resting place on December 20, 1948.

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