August 12, 1925 (Norwalk, CT) – February 3, 1945; 19 years old
Last local address: 84 Main Street, Norwalk
Enlisted November 1, 1943
Service number: 31407340
Unit: 4th Infantry Division, 8th Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, B Company

Born to William Augustus Fox (1891-1958) and Gertrude Elizabeth Hickey Fox Ayers (1900-1972). Brothers William P. (1925-2012), Francis L. (1927-2000). Sister Anna Louise Fox Geroly (1923-2008). Half-sisters Mary Jane Fox (1930-2001), Helen Louise Fox DeFlorio (1934-2001) Rose M. Fox (1937-2016), and Karen L. (1950-?). Half-brothers Walter A. (1932-?), Jesse Solomon Fox (1933-1998), and Harold F. (1945-?).  

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.

Norwalk Hour March 10, 1945

Killed In Action near the Prüm River, Germany.

From The Norwalk Hour March 2, 1945

PFC George T.M. Fox, 19, son of Mrs. Gertrude Ayers of RFD #2, Westport, was killed in Germany in February while in combat with the 8th Infantry. Mrs. Ayers received word of her son’s fate on February 21. PFC Fox entered the service in November 1943 and received his training at Fort McClelland, Alabama. He was sent overseas in May 1944 and participated in the D-Day invasion. He graduated from the Highland Heights school in New Haven and was employed at the Marathon Novelty Company of Norwalk before entering the service. A brother, William, is also in the service with the Army, somewhere overseas.

PFC Fox is buried in Luxembourg American Cemetery, 50 Val du Scheid, 2517 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Plot I, Row 8, Grave 2.


Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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