Lyle Dean Blackman
Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Lyle D. Blackman was born in
Missouri in 1923. He was drafted into the Army
on January 20, 1944 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His home of residence was listed
as Lyon County, Kansas, and his civilian occupation was listed as Checkers.
He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private Blackman was killed in
action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on December 2, 1944.
Lyle D. Blackman was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Kansas.
Plot: lot 41
Grave marker for Lyle D. Blackman
(Note the marker designates Company "A".
Killed In Action lists for 1st Battalion record PVT Blackman as being a member of Company D.
In the 1946 22nd Infantry Regiment yearbook, under the partial List of Former Members of the Regiment,
Lyle D. Blackman is entered under Company D, not Company A.)
Photo by DK Paddock from the Find A Grave website
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