Edward J. Fortuna

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/03/1945

 

 

Edward J. Fortuna was born in New York in 1915. He was drafted into the Army
on February 4, 1942 at Fort Niagara, New York. He listed his home of residence as
Niagara Falls, New York and his civilian occupation as Semiskilled Occupations In
Mechanical Treatment of Metals (rolling, stamping, forging, pressing, etc.) He had
completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.

Technician Grade 4 Fortuna was killed in action in Germany in an area south of Weinsheim on March 3, 1945.

 

Article announcing the return of the body of Edward J. Fortuna to his father Ignacy Fortuna.
From
The Niagara Galls Gazette Thursday March 17, 1949

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 


Article and top photo from The Niagara Galls Gazette Thursday April 28, 1949

Courtesy of Julien Woestyn

 

 

 

Edward J. Fortuna was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in New York on April 30,1949.

Burial:
Holy Trinity Cemetery
Lewiston
Niagara County
New York, USA
Plot: Sect. C-1, Lot 122, Grave 6

 

 

 

 

Final burial information from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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