Lest We Forget

Name: Jake Young War: World War II

Rank: Staff Sergeant Serial number: 38 173 523. Branch: U. S. Army

Unit: 25th Infantry

Battle: Invasion of Normandy

Decorations: Purple Heart posthumously

Date born: May 25, 1918

Place born: Merryville (Junction), LA

Date died: June 25, 1944

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Normandy, France

Place buried: Cannon Cemetery at Merryville, LA

Home place: Star Route, DeRidder

School(s): Merryville School, Anacoco School (country school on Anacoco Creek)

Affiliations: Baptist

Interests: Hunting

Spouse: Audrey Powers Young

Children: Sherry Young Powell

Parents: William Bart Young and Lenora (Nora) Hennigan Young

Siblings: Louie, Lela Knapp, Gertie Kelly, Luther, Leon, Cub, Cleve, Alice Richardson, Delma Lee Hickman and W. B. Jr.

Data provided by: His nephew: Dale Young, 260 Bart Young Rd., Merryville

Other sources: News article, death certificate, official letter regarding reburial

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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