Hillary Ivy PRITCHETT

 

pritchett hillary
NUMBER OF SERVICE

34034559

AGE32 yo
DATE OF BIRTH

25 July 1912 Pike county ALABAMA 

ETATColumbus Duval county GEORGIA 
FAMILY

Married

Parents: William Benjamin & Neoma Boutwell PRITCHETT 

RANKSergeant 
FONCTION 
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT Semiskilled chauffeurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractorGA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT8 March 1941 Fort Barrancas  FLORIDA
COMPANYCompany C
BATTALION389th Military Police Battalion
DIVISION   
DATE OF DEATH 24 March 1945 pritchett hillary tombe
STATUSDied Non Battle 
PLACE OF DEATHLe Mans
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

 

CEMTERY TEMPORARY of  St André de l'Eure N°--

st andre cemetery

Story of Cemetery Temporary 

PlotRowGrave
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CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY of Colleville

Map of Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B724
DECORATION

Purple Heart

Photo FDLM

 

 

us army 389police military battalion
STORY

After her engagement Hillary is posted to the 23rd Armored Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Division.

In September 1943 the battalion landed in ENGLAND where it was stationed at Fonthilll Bishop, WILTSHIRE.

On June 23, 1944 the 23rd landed at Omaha Beach with Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence G FOSTER at his head.

One of the 23rd's missions was to rebuild the bridges that had been destroyed in Normandy and on the American Army's axes of progress.

On July 18, 1944, Hillary is badly wounded, he will be treated for his wounds in a hospital. it will also be operated on appendicitis.

Cured Hillary is assigned to the 389th Military Police Battalion.

The 389th was responsible for the management of German prisoners.

On March 23, 1945 the 389th is moved to Le Havre.

On the road to this city Hillary will die as a result of a car accident in the area of ​​Le Mans.

His remains will be buried in the temporary cemetery of St Andre de l'Eure.

It's his sister Elma who will decide that Hillary's body stays in France.

On June 2nd, 1949 his body is transferred to the cemetery of Colleville sur Mer

pritchett hillary stele

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - Aad.archives.gov - Abmc.gov  - Clive TIRLEMONT
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud