Owen Hulon SHORT

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER06666302
AGE24 yo
DATE OF BIRTH5 august 1920
STATEHart County KENTUCKY
FAMILY--
RANKPrivate First Class
FONCTIONInfantry
JOB before ENLISTEMENT--KY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT11 october 1939
COMPANYCompany C
REGIMENT116th Infantry Regiment
DIVISION29th Infantry Division
DATE OF DEATHAugust 6, 1944short hulon tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHBattle of vire
CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E28
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign MedalEAMECampaign
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
Combat Infantry Badgecombat infantryman badge
 us army div 29116ri
STORY
 
PFC Owen Hulon Short was born 5 Aug 1920 to Owen Franklin and Almeda May (O'Banion) Short in Hart County, Kentucky.
Medie (as she was known) was the senior Owen's second wife (30 years younger than her husband) and she died in 1923. 
Hulon's father died in 1939.
Hulon had 8 half-siblings and 2 siblings, the last of his father's children. After his mother's death his brother Clay was sent to live with other relatives but their older half-sister Ada came to care for Owen and his youngest children.
Half-sister and de-facto step-mother Ada Lee Short died in 1941 at age 45.
In this photo Hulon is shown wearing an armor division shoulder insignia.
He was not assigned to C Company 116th Infantry until 10 Jul 1944 so he may have been assigned as an infantryman in an armored unit, wounded and reassigned when returned from hospital.
This was not unusual. PFC Owen Hulon Short was killed in action on 6 Aug 1944 near Vire, France.
He is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.
 

Stele in memory of the men of the 29th Infantry Division in Vire

 short hulon stele 4Photos: Philippe CORVE 
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INFORMATION SOURCEAmerican Battle Monuments Commission - HonorStates.org - Normandie44lamemoire.com/vire - 116thregimentrollofhonor.blogspot.com - 29-lets-go.over-blog.com 
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud