|Photo contributed by Gene Beals.|
Pvt. Bruce Van Raalte Cohn, son of Philip H. Cohn, was born in St. Louis, MO in 1923. He entered the armed forces in January, 1943 and was first overseas in North Africa. he was wounded in action on Sept. 18th and during the latter part of the same month, received the Purple Heart. He died of the wounds he received near Firenzuola, Italy on 19 Sep 1944.
Prior to his service, he had attended the Collinsville Township High Scool and was a 1941 graduate. His brother Arnold Cohn, served in the U.S. Navy.
For additional photos and information on Pvt. Cohn, visit U.S. Veterans of Collinsville - A website created by P. Davidson-Peters "Sunnyann" from the research works of Gene Beals.