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Michael D. Broderick

Private First Class - United States Army

November 2, 1919 - November 8th, 1942

Michael Dorman Broderick was born in Alton IL to Mr. James and Mrs. Julia Broderick. The family eventually moved to Edwardsville as Mr. James Broderick was employed by the Edwardsville Intelligencer daily newspaper and resided at 685 Chapman St.. Michael went to school here and upon graduation with E.H.S Class of 1937 secured employment at the Intelligencer. He worked at the "I" until he entered the service on October 30, 1941 and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The following April he was transferred to Fort Dix, New Jersey and in May to Ireland. After several months he was sent to England to participate in the invasion of North Africa. Private Broderick was aboard an English transport vessel that was torpedoed and sunk during Operation Reservist, the invasion of North Africa near Oran, Algeria on the North African coast and is buried at the North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Carthage, Tunisia. Private First Class Michael D. Broderick was 23 years and 6 days of age.

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