Roland Pearce

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

DOW 07/09/1944



Roland Pearce was born in Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina on October 20, 1917.

He was drafted into the Army on February 12, 1942 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His home of residence was listed as Onslow County, North Carolina and his
civilian occupation was listed as Unskilled Sawmill Occupations.
He had completed grammar school and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Pearce died on July 9, 1944 of wounds received in action in France.



Roland Pearce was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block J Row 2 Grave 22 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot E Row 10 Grave 26



Grave marker for

Roland Pearce

Photo by

John Tomawski


Andreia Lino







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