2LT Walter W Root

2LT Walter W Root

Birth
Colorado, USA
Death 31 Dec 1944 (aged 31–32)
France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot A Row 24 Grave 68
Memorial ID 103751345 · View Source
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Brother of Barbara R. Grinnel who resided in Scarborough Tabago, British West Indies.

Walter served as a Second Lieutenant, 418th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in the British West Indies prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 11, 1942. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Manager and also as Single, without dependents.

Walter died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident in France during the war.

Service # O1997988

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Walter, a U.S. Citizen, is one of only two soldiers interred in Epinal American Cemetery whose headstone notes a foreign country.

The other foreign country burial is 2nd Lt Richard C Rowe.
" Click Here " for his record.

Information on Foreign Country headstone in Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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Inscription

2LT, 418 CIC DET WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: Andy
  • Added: 18 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103751345
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Walter W Root (1912–31 Dec 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103751345, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .