Howard Joseph Kane
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Howard J. Kane was born in
Massachusetts in 1920. He was drafted into the Army
on May 6, 1944 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His home of residence was listed as
Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and his civilian occupation was listed as
Motormen, Street, Subway, And Elevated Railway. He had completed grammar school
and was married.
Private Kane was killed in action in Germany during the battle for the city of Prüm.
He was awarded the Bronze Star
Medal in 4th Division General Orders # 31
dated 5 April 1945.
Howard J. Kane was originally
buried in the temporary U.S. Military cemetery,
Saint-Avold Cemetery, Metz, France in Block YYY Row 10 Grave 110 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in the permanent cemetery at Saint-Avold, most likely in 1948 when
the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement de la Moselle
Plot E Row 12 Grave 33
Top photo by Melissa Parmenter from Ancestry.com
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