|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1944|
PFC ~ 120 INF 30 DIV
WORLD WAR II
SERVICES PLANNED HERE FOR SOLDIER
Lawton Legionnaires today made funeral plans for Comanche County's third overseas dead returned to this county for burial of PFC Evans H. Cheney, who was killed in June 1944 during the Battle of Normandy.
Cheney, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Cheney, who have moved to Turkey, Texas, entered the service at Fort Sill, July 28, 1942.
The parents have indicated they desire the services to be held in Lawton where the 23-year-old youth attended school.
A minister from Turkey, Texas, Rev. Browning, will officiate at the services.
Cheney was buried in St. Lo Cemetery. He was removed with other dead to return aboard the U. S. Army transport, Eric G. Gibson.
Parents of the youth were here today helping to make arrangements for the services. They were visiting in the home of Mrs. Cheney's sister, Mrs. Minnie Severt, 2407 I.
Buddy Garber, commander of Lowery-Whitehead American Legion post, said he expects the services to be held some time within the next two weeks. He allowed time for the body to arrive from New York, where the transport Eric G. Gibson docked on Jan. 19. (The Lawton Constitution, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1948, p. 1).
Earl C Cheney (1897 - 1973)
Ethel May Warner Cheney (1903 - 1975)
Created by: Trapper John
Record added: Dec 12, 2010
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