Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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.
Grave marker for Hayes Bessinger
Photo by M.E. Packard from the Find A Grave website
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