Richard C. Penny

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/24/1944

 

 

 

Richard C. Penny was born in Georgia in 1920. He enlisted in the Army on
November 15, 1940 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. His home of residence
was listed as Cave Spring, Floyd County, Georgia and his civilian occupation
was listed as Clerks, General Office. He had completed grammar school
and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

Private Penny was killed in action in France near Gonneville, during the
attack against Cherbourg on June 24, 1944.

 

 

Richard C. Penny was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France in Block F Row 1 Grave 7 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot F Row 9 Grave 39

 

Grave marker for Richard C. Penny

Photo by Frogman from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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