Ogdensburg Journal - Wednesday July 19, 1944 Pvt George Robert Losey, 19, of the 13th Regiment, United States Infantry, whose home was on Ford Ave, Ogdensburg before he joined the Army, Jan 10, 1943, was killed in action in France during the D-Day invasion Thursday, June 6, according to a telegram from the War Department received here Monday night.
The message, signed by Adjt. Gen. Ulio, was addressed to Pvt. Losey's wife, Mrs. Margaret McDonald Losey, now a member of the WAC detachment at Camp Upton, Yaphank, LI, and was forwarded to her at that address.
Gen. Ulio expressed sympathy in behalf of the War Department and said further particulars would be sent by letter when received in Washington.
Pvt. Losey was born in Massena Oct 7, 1925, son of Arnold Losey and the late Lena LeMay Losey, a native of Harrison Corners, Ont., who died 14 years ago. He attended district school at Massena and later at Black Lake where there the family moved 12 years ago. Since last year they have lived on the C. D. Averell farm now owned by Clark Livingston, by whom Mr. Losey is employed. He has five other sons as follows: Walter, Wilfred, Leo, Frederick and Arthur, and two daughters, Miss Leona Losey and Mrs. Lester (Doris) Fuller, all of whom reside with their father. Walter has been called for physical examination and will report tomorrow for a donw state point with other selectees from the Ogdensburg draft board.
Pvt Losey was married two years ago to Miss Margaret McDonald, daughter of the late Bert McDonald and Ida Ramsear McDOnald of this city. They resided in a home on Ford Ave and Pvt Losey was employed by the State Highway Department before he enlisted in the Army. his wife had then volunteered in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. They had no children.
Pvt Losey was a member of the Notre Dame Church of Ogdensburg. He trained at Fort Niagara, NY and Tyler Field, Camp Fannin, Tex, from which he was transferred to Fort George E. Meade, Md and hence to an embarkation port. He went overseas in December 1943. The last letter from him was received by his father two months ago, when he was in England.
The young soldier was well known and highly esteemed by his friends in the city and rural sections where he lived from boyhood until he left to join the Army and they united in expressing sympathy to his sorrowing family.