James E. Hand
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
James E. Hand was born on
January 11, 1921.
His home of residence was listed as Chicago, Illinois.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Sergeant Hand was killed in
action in Germany on the first day of the 22nd Infantry's
participation in the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, on November 17, 1944.
James E. Hand's younger brother
Herbert A. Hand was killed in action in the Philippines,
with the 128th Infantry, during the battle for the island of Leyte on November 26, 1944,
only nine days after his brother James was killed.
James E. Hand was buried
overseas in the Henri-Chappele Cemetery in Belgium and in 1948
his body was returned
to the United States where he was interred in Illinois on August 28, 1948. The body of his brother was also returned at
about the same time and the two brothers rest side by side in the Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Camp Butler National Cemetery
Plot: SEC 3, 987-L
Grave marker for James E. Hand
Photo by BjJ from the Find A Grave website
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