Marshall Waldron McIntyre

Staff-Sergeant Marshall McIntyre was born in Fair Haven, New York.  He was the son of Elmer and Laura Waldron McIntyre

born        1919 in Fair Haven, New York
married  1943 Sept to Jean Daggett of Virginia

died         1944 Sept 16 near Brest, France, age 25
interred  Springbrook Cemetery, Sterling, New York

military service  1942 Apr  –  1944 Sept 16, age 25

Marshall entered basic training at Camp Croft, South Carolina and was then stationed in Washington, D.C. for two years.  He returned to Camp Croft and was later sent to Fort Meade before leaving for Europe in July 1944.

Staff-Sergeant McIntyre was serving in L Company, 175th Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division when he was wounded in battle on September 15, 1944 in the Saint Pierre District, west of the city of Brest, France.  He died the following day.  It is not known if he had received news of the birth of his daughter, Judith Ann, a few days before.  He was first buried in France and after the war his body was disinterred and brought home to Fair Haven in July of 1948.  He now rests at Springbrook Cemetery.

Each year various ceremonies are held in Brest, France to honor those who fought there. 

 

 

 

Footage of the liberation of Brest, France, September 18, 1944, two days after Staff-Sergeant McIntyre’s death. 

 

Marshall’s brothers also served during World War II, Elwyn McIntyre, George McIntyre and Tosh McIntyre.

 

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2 Responses to Marshall Waldron McIntyre

  1. Ronan Urvoaz says:

    Hello,

    S/Sgt. Marshall W. McIntyre was a member of L Company, 175th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division. He was mortally wounded on 15 September 1944 in the Saint Pierre District, west of the city of Brest, France. His memory was honored during the 65th commemorations of the liberation of Brest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbFteu9h2so

    Lest we Forget,
    Ronan

  2. Marshall Leroy McIntyre says:

    Happened on this site and noticed name. I lost my one and uncle at about the same time in Terwawa near Okinawa. God be with Marshall and his family.

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