James J. Gonda
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
James J. Gonda was born on October 19, 1925.
He was drafted into the Army on
January 17, 1944. His home of residence was listed as
Cuyahoga County, Ohio and his civilian occupation was listed as clerks, general industry. He had
completed three years of High School and was single with no depenedents. His religion was listed
Private Gonda was killed in
action in Germany, during the
Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, on December 2, 1944.
James J. Gonda 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 Ohio on December 9, 1947.
Highland Park Cemetery
Photo by D.W. from the Find A Grave website with the caption:
"A picture of James (Jimmy) Gonda that he sent home to his mother. On the back it said to Mother- love your son Jimmy."
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