Olen Eugene Barnes

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 12/03/1944

 

 

 

Olen E. Barnes was born in Hartford, Arkansas on June 22, 1924.

He was drafted into the Army on July 6, 1943, and entered the service at Los Angeles, California.
His home of residence was listed as Sebastian County, Arkansas. He had completed two years of High School,
listed his civlian occupation as carpenter, and at the time of induction was single with no dependents. His religion
was listed as Protestant.

He was married in 1943 after he entered the Army.

Private First Class Barnes was killed in action in Germany on the last day of the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest,
just as the 22nd Infantry was being relieved from their part in the operation.

 

 

Burial:

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liege, Belgium
Plot E Row 9 Grave 28

 

 

Grave marker for Olen E. Barnes

Photo by Des Philippet from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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