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Pvt Asa W "Ace" Broadwater
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1915
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1944
Charmes
Departement de l'Allier
Auvergne, France

On Saturday June 19, 1937 he married Catherine Smith. They had one child: Robert Woodrow Broadwater.

Asa served as a Private in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided on 631 Leiper Street, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 28, 1943 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was noted as being employed in the manufacture of miscellaneous products and also as Married.

He died in the "Line Of Duty" in a Non-Battle related incident during the war.

Service # 33723450

Below Articles found by: Charles Riend

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Saturday, December 9, 1944, page 5, col. 4:

~~Saturday, December 9, 1944~~
Broadwater Killed While Building Bridge

Pvt. Asa W. Broadwater, husband of Mrs. Catherine Broadwater, 531 Leiper Street, who was killed September 25, died while helping to build a bridge across a river in eastern France, according to a letter received by Mrs. Broadwater from Capt. Glyn A. Morris, a chaplain.

Pvt. Broadwater, who served with the Engineers, fell into the river, the communication states. He has been buried in a French cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Broadwater, Hillcrest Drive are his parents. He also leaves a three-year-old son Robert.

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, March 28, 1945, page 2, col. 5:

~~Wednesday, March 28, 1945~~
Plan Memorial Service For Pvt. Asa Broadwater

A memorial service be conducted in First Methodist church Easter Sunday at 7:30 p. m. for Pvt. Asa W. Broadwater, husband of Mrs. Catherine (Smith) Broadwater, of 631 Leiper street, who was killed in action September 25 at
Charmes, France.

Pvt. Broadwater, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Broadwater, Hillcrest Drive, entered the service in May, 1943, and went overseas in March, 1944. He served with a combat engineering battalion. The soldier is the father of a three-year-old son.

Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, Wednesday, April 14, 1948, second section, col. 5"

~~Wednesday, April 14, 1948~~
Broadwater Drowning Victim

Drowned September 25, 1944, when he fell from a boat while helping to build a pontoon bridge across the Charmes river in France, the body of Pvt. Asa W. Broadwater, 29 will arrive here late tomorrow afternoon and will be taken to the Hafer Funeral Home for services Friday at 2 p. m. Rev. William J. Elliott, pastor of First Methdist Church, will officiate with burial in St. Luke's Cemetery.

Military rites will be accorded by Henry Hart Post No. 1411 V.F.W.

Pvt Broadwater was a son of Clarence M. Broadwater, Hillcrest Drivve, and the late Cora F. Broadwater, who died March 7, 1947. He volunteered for military service in May, 1943, and received training at Camp Maxey, Texas, and later at Shreveport, La., with the 157th Combat Engineers. He wa shipped to England February 25, 1944, and then went to France with his outfit.

He attended Allegany High School and was employed in the spinning department at the Celanese for seven years. He held membership in Local 1874, TWUA, and First Methodist Church.

Besides his father, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Catherine Broadwater; a son, Robert Broadwater; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Jones, Valley Street, and Mrs. Meta Sarver, Buffalo, N.Y., and three brothers, Victor Broadwater, this city; Ellis Broadwater, Buffalo, and Owen Broadwater, Bowman's Addition.

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Martin Broadwater (1877 - 1962)
  Cora Frances Robeson Broadwater (1897 - 1947)
 
Burial:
Saint Lukes Cemetery
Cumberland
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69898847
Pvt Asa W Ace Broadwater
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Thank you for your service to our country cousin.
- Charles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: May. 16, 2011
 
 
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