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Pvt Calvin Glenn "Cal" Jennings
Birth: May 11, 1925
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1944
Saint-Lo
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

Killed In Action - WWII

Calvin had a twin brother named Alvin. After graduating from Lebanon Union High School and within a couple months of each other, the twins both married women named Margaret.

Calvin married June 6, 1943 to Margaret Jean Fairbanks.

Alvin married August 23, 1943 to Margaret C. Smith.

Shortly thereafter they were drafted into the U.S. Army they were both sent to Mississippi for Basic Training, at Camp Van Dorn. Upon completion of their training, Calvin was transferred to the 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division and Alvin was transferred to the 383rd Replacement Company in Italy and eventually to the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division. This was the first time in their lives the twins had been separated and the last time they saw each other in this life.

On July 18th, the 35th Division entered St. Lo after fending off 12 counterattacks by German Forces. Calvin was killed in action that day, near Saint-Lo. It was D-Day plus 42.

His twin brother, Pvt Alvin Jennings was also killed in action less than 3 months later in Italy. Sadly, his brother Al knew, by then, Cal had been killed from the letters that were returned to him.
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 Parents:
  James Blaine Jennings (1891 - 1968)
  Katherine Loretta Dolan Jennings (1886 - 1957)
 
 Siblings:
  Blaine Edwin Jennings (1918 - 2002)*
  Mary Katherine Jennings Weaver (1920 - 1987)*
  Mildred Vera Jennings Christensen (1923 - 2002)*
  Calvin Glenn Jennings (1925 - 1944)
  Alvin James Jennings (1925 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CALVIN G. JENNINGS
PVT 137 INF 35 DIV
OREGON JULY 18, 1944

 
Note:
 
Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot G Row 11 Grave 16
 
Maintained by: RD Hall
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56646039
Pvt Calvin Glenn Cal Jennings
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Pvt Calvin Glenn Cal Jennings
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Pvt Calvin Glenn Cal Jennings
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Remember our Veterans, Our family Hero's... some who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our daily Freedoms and Liberties, .... Thanks,, Cal ,,,for your service and your ultimate sacrifice,,, Niet Tevergeefs ,,,you are not forgotten..
- Michael V Drachman
 Added: Jun. 25, 2015
Your ultimate sacrifice is why we are still free and we can never repay you. I, for one, am eternally grateful to you and ask you to rest peacefully among the stars in Heaven knowing you and your twin brother are forever with our dear Lord. How I wish t...(Read more)
- Mairbair57
 Added: Jan. 14, 2015
In sorrow, I honor your supreme sacrifice on the field of battle. May you rest in peace.
- MSG Hall
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
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