John (Jack) P. Farrington, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

John (Jack) P. Farrington
Technical Sergeant, 81st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Armoured Division, United States Army
Date of Death: January 31, 1943, North Africa
Burial: North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunisia
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
Awards: Purple Heart
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:


One hundred and four members of the Harren-Sherman families assembled Sunday at Kirchoff Park for their annual reunion. Sixteen members of this clan were reported in the country's service with one, Jack Farrington, having lost his life last year. Among those present, Lewis Lansing was the oldest man present, Mrs. Ellen Harren was the oldest lady, and Larry Ailes was the youngest child.

Officers for next year are the following: Ellard Rosenbaum, president; Kenneth Harren, vice-president; Mrs. Anna Eggert, secretary; and Mrs. Martha Melcher, treasurer.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 22, 1944; Volume 18, Page 6, Column 3

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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