Sepsey, George

In Memory of
George Sepsey

BIRTH: 18 Jun 1918 Chicago, Cook, Illinois

DEATH: 26 Nov 1924 , New Guinea

Thank your for your service

The first military fatality under fire of a Croswell youth in WWII was reported this week when Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sepsey Sr, were notified Mon that their son, Corp. George Sepsey, 24, was killed in action with the US Army in New Guinea on Nov 26. 

Corporal Sepsey was inducted in to the Army Apr 21, 1941; and left Camp Livingstone, LA, where he received his training, for Australia in Apr 1942. Later he was transferred to New Guinea. 

Born Jun 18, 1918, in Chicago, Corporal Sepsey came to Croswell with his parents when he was one year old. Better known among his friends here as "Jud," he was prominent in Croswell High School athletics, playing basketball, football, and baseball, and was one of the most popular and most promising young men of Croswell. He was a member of the graduating class of 1936. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Pvt. Joseph Sepsey, Jr. Camp Roberts, CA, who is being transferred to a camp in Maryland, Frank Sepsey, Detroit, and Stephen Sepsey, at home, and four sisters, Mrs. Adam Tallman, Chicago; Mrs. William Wackler and Mrs. Robert Steele, both of New Baltimore, and Miss Elizabeth Sepsey at home. 

Corporal Sepsey is the second Sanilac County man to be reported killed in action. Seamn John J McKee, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy McKee, Brown City, was reported killed in action Dec 31. A third Sanilac county youth Pvt Harold J Doerr, Sandusky, was reported missing in action Nov 26, and Captain Verne Greenwood was reported missing in action in the Pilippines early in 1942. 





Saint Patrick Mount Hope Cemetery
Croswell, Michigan


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Military Branch

U.S. Army

War Served In

World War II