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SSGT William C. Laffin
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1920
North Bend
Clinton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1944
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France


William C. Laffin served as a Staff Sergeant in Company B, 116th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, United States Army during World War II.

He was a son of Charles E. Laffin and Florence A. (Sanford) Laffin.

He was killed in action during the Allied invasion at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 21, 1942 at New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

He was originally from North Bend, Pennsylvania.

He was interred in the Gettysburg National Cemetery on December 12, 1947.

LOCAL SOLDIERS' BODIES ARRIVE

The bodies of a North Bend soldier and three Centre County soldiers will be returned to this country from two United States military cemeteries in Europe aboard the army transport Robert Burns.

The Clinton County soldier is S/Sgt. William C. Laffin, whose next of kin is listed as Charles E. Laffin of North Bend. He has been buried in the cemetery at St. Laurent-sur-mer, ten miles west of Bayeux, France, near the site of the original D-Day landings.

Laffin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laffin of Gleasonton, entered the service in February, 1942, and went overseas about a year later.

(From the LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1947)

LAFFIN TO BE BURIED AT GETTYSBURG TOMORROW

- Renovo -

Staff Sergeant William C. Laffin will be buried tomorrow in Gettysburg National Cemetery. The body of the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laffin of Gleasonton was recently returned to this country. Sergeant Laffin was killed on D-Day in France.

(From the LOCK HAVEN EXPRESS, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, December 11, 1947) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles E. Laffin (1891 - 1973)
  Florence A. Sanford Laffin (1896 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Grace A. Laffin (____ - 1919)*
  Mildred V. Laffin (1916 - 1919)*
  William C. Laffin (1920 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

WILLIAM C
LAFFIN
PENNSYLVANIA
STAFF SGT
INFANTRY
WORLD WAR II
JUNE 5 1920
JUNE 6 1944
 
Note: Section 1, Row 1, Position 2
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site #294
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Jan 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46365976
SSGT William C. Laffin
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
SSGT William C. Laffin
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B Company 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 16, 2016
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Clinton County, Pennsylvania...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
Staff Sergeant, United States Army
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Mar. 3, 2016
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