Fort A. Fields
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Fort A. Fields was born in 1922.
He enlisted in the Army for the Philippine Department,
on September 25, 1940 at Jackson, Mississippi. His home of residence was listed as Coushatta,
Red River Parish, Louisiana, and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
Private First Class Fields was
killed in action in Normandy, France, on June 7, 1944, the day
during 1st Battalion's attack against the German coastal battery at Crisbecq.
Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal
Fort A. Fields was buried in the
temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block E Row 5 Grave 94 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot: Plot F Row 17 Grave 37
Grave marker for Fort A. Fields
Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website
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