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NUMBER OF SERVICE34990390
AGE18 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1926 TENNESSEE
ETATGreenville Green County TENNESSEE
FAMILLESingle
RANKPVT
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT TN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT8 may 1944 Camp Shelby MISSIPPI
COMPANYCompany K
BATTALION 
REGIMENT262th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION66th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATH24 Décembre 1944cannon fay tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHAboard in USS Léopoldville, In Manche(Channel), off Cherbourg
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY
GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
 
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Photo FDLM
 
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STORY

In his last letter dated 21 déembre 1944, he wrote:

Don t worry and we 'll all be home soon to stay


Arrived on November 26th, 1944 in England, the division polishes up its training until December 24th

In the daytime of the departure and the crossing towards France and Normandy.

The division embarks on two ships of which the SS Leopoldville which receives 262th and 264th regiment Infantry and leaves Southampton in training(formation) accompanied with four escort ships.

Arrived unless 5 miles from Cherbourg, a German submarine U-Boat 486 is in ambush and sends a torpedo to the ship.

He is touched on the starboard beam before.

802 soldiers over the 2235 which he(it) transported are killed in this drama.

Leopoldville is marine cemetery today.


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memorial plaqueSee History of Leopoldville (Click on the picture)


INFORMATION SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Leopoldville.org
PICTURE SOURCEClive TIRLEMONT - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Leopoldville.org
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud
TRADUCTION