George Jefferson Pack
First Sergeant, United States Army


George was born on October 6, 1915 in Blaine, Lawrence County, Kentucky to Henry Harrison Pack and Missouri Chandler. He attended 8 years of grammar school and 2 years of high school prior to entering the military service.

George served in the United States Army in World War II. He entered service April 8, 1941 in Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia and was separated October 12, 1945 from the Separation Center at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. His unit was Service Battery, 198th Field Artillery Battalion. His job specialty was Administrative NCO #502 and he attained the rank of First Sergeant. His Enlistment Record indicates that his civilian occupation was Truck Driver prior to entering the service. He was 5'9" tall and weighed 155 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. His service number was 35-203-558. He served in the following campaigns: Southern Philippines and Ryukus. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star; Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Ribbon; Lapel Button; and Marksman Pistol Qualification Badge.

George married Hilda Hawk of Lucasville, Scioto County, Ohio but was divorced by the end of his military service. He did not have any children from his first marriage.

George married Georgia Mae Griffith on September 15, 1947 at Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. Georgia Mae was born in Martha, Lawrence County, Kentucky to William Sherman Griffith and Viola Boggs. George and Georgia Mae were the parents of 8 children: Larry born in Blaine; James Harrison born November 7, 1948 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky and died December 1, 1948 in Blaine; Sherry Lou born in Blaine; David Lee born March 22, 1950 in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky and died 1972; Suzanna born in Louisa; Carl Ray born in Columbus, Ohio; Sandra Jean born in Columbus; and Carol Ann born in Columbus.

George died on October 25, 1978 at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus. He is buried in the Grove City Cemetery, Grove City, Ohio.--Beverly L. Pack (niece)
George Jefferson Pack

George Jefferson Pack
photo c. 1998




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