Name: John Francis Morrell (Mendicino)

Military Service Number: 32501110

Neighborhood: Elmhurst, Queens

DOB: November 28, 1921

Dates at Queens College: 1939 - 1941


Date of Induction to Military: September 11, 1942

Military Service Branch: US Army

Rank: Private

Unit: 219th Field Artillery Batt, 35th Infantry Division

Fate: Died July 28, 1944

Awards and Medals:

Honorable Service Lapel

World War II Victory Medal

Purple Heart

European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Medal

Where Deployed:

Where Deceased: France

Buried In: Normandy American Cemetery


John F. Morrell served in one of the more interesting roles among Queens College students in WWII as he was a soldier in the 219th Field Artillery Battalion. He saw action in Normandy, France. He was killed in action on 28th of July 1944 and is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.


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