In Memory of
James Robert Baldridge
Huron, South Dakota
December 21, 1925 – November 29, 1944
Killed in Action near Itterswiller, France
James Robert Baldridge was born in Chillicothe, Missouri on December 21, 1925
to Rosetta and Thomas Baldridge. He was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa by his sister
Hazel Siegrist Thompson. From l941 to l943, he worked in at the Montgomery
Wards & Company in Madison, South Dakota. He took temporary employment at John
Morrell & Company in Huron, South Dakota until his induction into the service.
Private Baldridge entered the service on March 29, 1944 at Fort Snelling,
Minnesota. He was sent overseas on October 6, 1944 to France where he was with
Company B, 410th Infantry Regiment, 103rd Infantry
Private James Baldridge perished in Itterswiller, France on November 29,
1944. His name is engraved on a granite obelisk in front of the Huron Public
Library, Huron, South Dakota.
This entry is respectfully submitted
by Emily Gruenwald, 9th Grade, Redfield High School, Redfield, South
Dakota, May 23, 2002. Information for this entry was provided primarily from an
application for a South Dakota Veteran’s bonus payment.