Private Dewey J Poteete

Name Dewey J Poteete
Rank Private
Army Serial # 34831355
State Georgia
Date of death 1944-07-29
Plot, Row, Grave D, 1, 4
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Role MOS 745 Rifleman
Unit I Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Bronze StarPurple Heart
Remarks The picture is a picture of Dewey John Poteete and Robert F. Poteete. It was taken in early 1944 on the family farm in Alparetta, GA. Mr. Kendrix sent me more pictures of Dewey which can be seen here and here. The envelope and telegram giving note of his death can be seen here and here. Mr. Kendrix also notes that Dewey was awared a Bronze Star.

He also provided four letters:
Private Poteete was a member of I Company. The morning report for July 17, 1944 on page 28 and 29 list him joining the unit from the 41st Replacement Battalion on July 16, 1944. The pages can be seen below.
Documents - MR I Co, 331st IR, July 17, 1944
- MR I Co, 331st IR, July 17, 1944
Grave Soldier
Dewey J Poteete (34831355) Dewey J Poteete (34831355)

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