Hayes Bessinger

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 04/03/1945



Hayes Bessinger was born in South Carolina on June 16, 1918. He was drafted into the Army
on July 24, 1944 at Camp Blanding, Florida. His home of residence was listed as
Auburndale, Polk County, Florida and his civilian occupation was listed as Semiskilled
Chauffeurs And Drivers, Bus, Taxi, Truck, And Tractor. He had completed grammar
school and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Bessinger was killed in action in Germany near the town of Weinsheim
on April 3, 1945.



Hayes Bessinger was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Saint Avold Cemetery, Metz, France and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in in Florida in 1948.

Roselawn Cemetery
Polk County


Grave marker for Hayes Bessinger

Photo by M.E. Packard from the Find A Grave website








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