John Milton Fontenot

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/20/1944

 

 

John M. Fontenot was born in Oberlin, Louisiana on October 8, 1919. He was drafted into the Army
on May 29, 1941, at Jacksonville Army Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Florida.
His home of residence was listed as St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and his civilian
occupation was listed as Unskilled Sawmill Occupations. He had completed two
years of High School and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed
as Catholic.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by 1942-1943 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia during that time frame.

Private First Class Fontenot was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest
on November 20, 1944.

 

Selective Service Registration Card (Draft card) for John M. Fontenot
At the time he registered, Fontenot was employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps

 

 

 

Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal

 

 

 

John M. Fontenot 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 Louisiana.

Burial:
Saint Paul Cemetery
Eunice
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana

 

Grave marker for John M. Fontenot

Photo by Bobby from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

Top photo of John M. Fontenot as a Private with Company B 22nd Infantry
taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia circa 1942-1943 from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 

 


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