September 12, 1917 (New York, NY) – April 8, 1945; 27 years old
Married to Mary Gregory, a Private First Class in the Women’s Army Corps; no children
Last local address: 377 Main Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on January 6, 1944
Service number: 31409427
Unit: 121st Infantry, then the 3rd Army
Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.
From The Norwalk Hour June 18, 1945
The death in action in Germany on April 8 of PFC Gregory, formerly of 130 East Avenue, has been reported by the War Department, according to word received here from his wife, Private Mary R. Gregory of the Women Army Corps (WAC), stationed at Hendricks Field, Sebring, Florida. PFC Gregory entered the service in January 1944 and was sent overseas last July with the 121st Division. He was wounded last September in Belgium, and following his recovery he joined the 3rd Army. He was the holder of the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Before entering the service, he was employed at the Norwalk Tire and Rubber Company. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. Camille Gregory of Far Rockaway, New York, a brother Corporal Thomas Gregory, formerly of Norwalk and now serving overseas, and a sister, Miss Helen Gregory, also of Far Rockaway.
PFC Gregory’s final resting place isn’t known. In the file below, his death was recorded in a Hospital Admission Card but says he wasn’t in a medical installation prior to death. There is no record of his unit after getting injured in September 1944 and joining a different unit. More research is needed.