John W. Vanasse

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/17/1944



John W. Vanasse was born in New York on June 10, 1922.

He enlisted in the Army (AUS) on October 9, 1942, at New York City, New York.
He had completed four years of High School, and listed his civilian occupation
as Pressman and Plate Printers, Printing. He was single, with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Catholic.

Vanasse had served in the New York Guard since May 14, 1942 and was given an
Honorable Discharge in order to enlist in the Army of the United States (AUS).

Private First Class John W. Vanasse was killed in action during the
Battle of the Hürtgen Forest, on November 17, 1944.


John W. Vanasse was originally buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle, Eupen, Belgium and later his remains were returned to the United
States where he was interred in New York on April 15, 1948.


Long Island National Cemetery
Suffolk County
New York
Plot: J, 13902


Grave marker for John W. Vanasse

Photo by GLENN from the Find A Grave website






Top photo by September from the Find A Grave website








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