Lest We Forget

Name: Loice James McPherson War: World War II

Rank: Private First Class Serial number: 18008651 Branch: U. S. Army

Unit: 23rd Infantry, 2nd Division

Battle: Brittany Campaign-Vannes, France

Decorations: Purple Heart

Date born: April 5, 1917

Place born: Opp, Alabama

Date died: August 4, 1944

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Vannes, France

Place buried: U. S. Military Cemetery #1 at Marigny, France

Mailing address: General delivery, Merryville, LA

Affiliations: Pentecostal

Interests: Hunting and fishing

Spouse: Unmarried Children: None

Parents: William Matthew and Dovie Adeline McPherson

Siblings: Jessie Mae Langley, Dora Marie Lamkin, Lola Grace Neely, Gladys Juanita Lucas, Johnny Jacob McPherson, Ora Pearl Dougharty, William Louis McPherson, Archie Eugene McPherson, Dorothy Clydell Lum, William Hollis McPherson

Comments: His brother Hollis was killed in action at Alencon France on August 10, 1944 and his brother Louis was wounded in France a few days before and was sent to the U. S. for the rest of the war. (Reminiscent of movie Saving Private Ryan.)

Data provided by: By his niece: Gwen Neely Brewer, 397 S. Railroad St, Merryville

Other sources: A letter from the White House – news articles

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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