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Pvt Alvin James "Al" Jennings
Birth: May 11, 1925
Haywood County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1944
Livergnano
Cittą Metropolitana di Bologna
Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Killed in action - WWII

Killed in action in La Fortuna, south of Livergnano, while serving with the Company I, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division ... under cover of darkness, Company I advanced one mile behind enemy lines to cut Hwy-65 and found themselves fighting for their very survival over the next few days.

During this operation, Company I, 361st Regiment, 91st Infantry Division was the furthest advanced Allied Army unit in Italy - they were "the tip of the spear"!

Sadly, his twin brother, Pvt Calvin Jennings was also killed in action about 3 months earlier in Normandy. Al knew of this and it broke his heart.
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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:
ALVIN J. JENNINGS
PVT 361 INF 91 DIV
OREGON
OCTOBER 9, 1944

 
Note: Entered military service, 17 Aug 1943, from Portland, Oregon.
 
Burial:
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Cittą Metropolitana di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Plot D, Row 2, Grave 21; Florence American Cemetery Florence, Italy
 
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56364420
Pvt Alvin James Al Jennings
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Pvt Alvin James Al Jennings
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Pvt Alvin James Al Jennings
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Linn County, Oregon...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016

- James Burke
 Added: Dec. 26, 2015
In thoughtful and heartfelt remembrance.
- MSG Hall
 Added: Oct. 10, 2015
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