A Soldier's Story: Private First Class John Joseph Deasy

Private First Class John Joseph Deasy was born on November 6, 1886, in Ballinadee, Ireland. 

He immigrated to the United States and began working at the Blair County Hospital as an attendant.  He enlisted in the US Army on April 3, 1918,  in response to World War I and deployed to France.

Private First Class John  Deasy was assigned to the 320th Ambulance CO of the 80th Division and would carry wounded out of the Meuse-Argonne, the Artois Sector, and St. Mehiel until his discharge on June 9, 1919.

After the war, he worked as a policeman.

Private First Class John Joseph Deasy died on November 18, 1953, and rests at the Calvary Cemetery in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.


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