John Bruce Loftis Jr.
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
John B. Loftis Jr. was born in
South Carolina on July 12, 1922. He was drafted into the Army
on October 9, 1942 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. His home of residence was
listed as Newberry County, South Carolina and his civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled
Occupations In Manufacture Of Textiles. He had completed four years of High School and
was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private First Class Loftis was
killed in action in Normandy, France, during the battle for the
town of Periers
on July 8, 1944.
John B. Loftis Jr. was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in South Carolina.
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section K
Grave marker for John B. Loftis Jr.
Photo by Chris Smith from the Find A Grave website
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