Joe L. Padilla

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 03/02/1945

 

 

Joe L. Padilla was born in New Mexico in 1915. He was drafted into the Army
on October 22, 1942, at Santa Fe, New Mexico and listed his home of residence
as Colmer, Colfax County, New Mexico. His civilian occupation was listed as
farm hands, animals and livestock. He had completed grammar school and his
marital status was separated, with dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

Private Padilla was killed in action in Germany, in the vicinity of Schwirzheim,
on March 2, 1945.

 

 

Joe L. Padilla was originally buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium in Block G Row 10 Grave 245 and his remains were later
transferred and buried in Henri-Chapelle, most likely in 1948 when the temporary
cemeteries were shut down.

 

Burial:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liege, Belgium
Plot: H Row 13 Grave 10

 

Grave marker for Joe L. Padilla

Photo by Des Philippet from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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