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Malcolm L. George

8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Captain, U.S. Army

Entered the Service from:

Georgia

Died:

6/7/1944

Grave Location:

Plot F, Row 2, Grave 44

Spring 1944, Hamton, England. Capt. Malcolm L. George is the third from the left.

Capt. Malcolm L. George was married and had three children before joining the U.S. Army in Georgia. He was assigned to the 8thInfantry Regiment, 4thInfantry Division and became the commander of M-Company. They arrived near Hampton, England on January 26, 1944 where they continued training in preparation for D-Day.

Nazi 88-mm guns pound Utah Beach as American troops push into Normandy, France. c. 6 June 1944

On June 6, 1944, the 8thInfantry Regiment was the first unit to land on Utah Beach. The unit attacked the Turqueville salient on the morning of June 7, with the objective of establishing contact with the 82nd Airborne Division at Sainte-Mère-Église. George and his battalion were facing a powerful enemy with a number of 88mm guns and automatic weapons, holding high ground and impeding the advance of the battalion. George observed that severe casualties were being inflicted by a hidden enemy machine gun that was firing into the rear and flanks of the advancing troops. George immediately organized a group of volunteers and, with complete disregard for his own safety, personally led them in a successful assault. While leading the attack, George lost his life.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously.

George along with M Company, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division during training at Camp Gordon, Georgia.

Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart

Distinguished Service Cross

Malcolm L. George is buried in Normandy American Cemetery Plot F, Row 2, Grave 44.