Buford William Edenfield
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Buford W. Edenfield was born in
Florida in 1919. (The date of his birth is listed in different
as March 29, March 30 or May 29.)
He was drafted into the Army on
February 21, 1941 at Camp Blanding, Florida. His home of
was listed as Jackson County, Florida and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands,
General Farms. He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
He appears to have taken training in Company L 124th Infantry in the United States.
PFC Edenfield was killed in
action in Normandy, France, on June 14, 1944, during
the attack against the Quineville ridge.
Buford W. Edenfield was buried
in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Florida.
Shady Grove Cemetery
Grave marker for Buford W. Edenfield
Photo by Alton & Loudonia from the Find A Grave website
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