Fort A. Fields

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/07/1944

 

 

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 after D-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.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
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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