Tec5 John F. Foley

May 2, 1924–April 23, 1945

Residence: Oxford Junction, Jones, Iowa
Education: *****
Occupation: *****
Marital Status: Married, one child
Enlistment Date: *****
Enlistment Place: *****
Service/Unit: Army/Co. C, ninth Armored Division
Service #: 36654362
Awards: Purple Heart
Burial: germany

Cpl. Foley Missing

A message was received Saturday evening by Mrs. John Foley of Oxford Junction, from the government, that her husband, Cpl. John Foley, 21, was reported as missing in action since April 23 in Germany. Foley was inducted into the army in March, 1943. Previous to that he had been employed at the Savanna Ordnance plant. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Foley of Savanna. His wife, the former Lucile First, and her 18-month-old daughter, Irene, have been making their home here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben First. She has been employed at the Collins Radio company in Cedar Rapids.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, May 10, 1945

Husband Dead

OXFORD JUNCTION — Mrs. John Foley, who received a message from the government a week ago that her husband, Corp. John Foley, was missing in action in Germany, received a second message telling that he is dead.

Source: The Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Iowa, May 24, 1945


Photo: Dave & Pam Jindrich

Medal Awarded

Mrs. Lucile Foley has received the Purple Heart award given posthumously to her husband, Cpl John Foley, 21, who was killed in action in Germany April 23. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Foley of Savanna, Ill. Mrs. Foley also received a letter from his commanding officer, telling that he was buried with military rites in an American cemetery in Germany.

Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, June 28, 1945