Rosloof, James H., Sgt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1942 - 1944


Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hempstead, New York
Last Address
Cisterna di Latina
Provincia di Latina
Lazio, Italy

Casualty Date
May 23, 1944
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: H, 9881

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 31st Infantry 7th Infantry Regiment
  1942-1943, 745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry
  1943-1944, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
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Last Known Activity

James was "Killed In Action" on May 23, 1944, in the break out attack from Anzio against the "Hitler Line" during Operation Diadem beginning the 3rd Division's advance to Rome. He was one of 54 "Cottonbalers" killed that day and more than 950 in the 3rd Division- the single most casualties in one day of an Army division to date during World War II. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart that was presented to his family. Ironically, less than a week before his death, on March 16, 1944, his hometown newspaper, the Nassau Daily Review, published the Army press release of his award of the Silver Star on its front page.

SGT Rosloof was originally interred in Nettuno, Italy and his remains were later shipped back to the United States on the S.S. Carroll Victory. He was repatriated here at Long Island National Cemetery on August 11, 1948.

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