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Pvt Coy Lee Deason

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Pvt Coy Lee Deason

Birth
Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
18 Mar 1945 (aged 25)
Philippines
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot
Plot L Row 2 Grave 33
Memorial ID
56759839 View Source

Private Coy Lee Deason, born in Vernon, Louisiana 30 Sep 1919 (off by 2 years from census info), was the son of Levi Doslee Deason and Minnie (Harvey) Deason of Minden, Webster Parish, La. Minden is 32 miles east of Shreveport. He left a wife, Mildred, in Many, La., south of Shreveport.
In the 1930 census 8-year-old Coy is living with his parents at 1135 Second Street East in Bossier City, Bossier Parish, La. Bossier City is on the east side of the Red River across from Shreveport. His father is a pipe fitter in an oil refinery.In the 1940 census 18-year-old Coy is living with his parents and sister Billie Sue 9 in rural Webster Parish. His father is a laborer for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Coy works on a cotton farm.On his Oct 1940 draft registration his birth date is listed as 30 Sep 1919. He is employed by Austin Construction Company working at Barksdale Field in Shreveport. Coy was inducted into the 172nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division.On 9 Jan 1945 the 43rd Infantry Division made an assault landing in the San Fabian area, east of Dagupan, Lingayen Gulf, on the west side of Luzon. Under enemy fire the division secured the beachhead and fought into the Lingayen Plain by February 12. The offensive was resumed against the enemy north and west of Fort Stotsenburg (Angeles City) on 27 Feb. After ending Japanese resistance in the Zimbales Mountains, the 43rd swung south against the Shimbu line.Pvt Deason’s US WWII Hospital Admission Card File says he was admitted to an Aid Station in March 1945 with unspecified abdominal wounds. The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county for Louisiana show Deason, Coy L., Pvt from Webster Parish as died of wounds 18 Mar 1945.

Private Coy Lee Deason, born in Vernon, Louisiana 30 Sep 1919 (off by 2 years from census info), was the son of Levi Doslee Deason and Minnie (Harvey) Deason of Minden, Webster Parish, La. Minden is 32 miles east of Shreveport. He left a wife, Mildred, in Many, La., south of Shreveport.
In the 1930 census 8-year-old Coy is living with his parents at 1135 Second Street East in Bossier City, Bossier Parish, La. Bossier City is on the east side of the Red River across from Shreveport. His father is a pipe fitter in an oil refinery.In the 1940 census 18-year-old Coy is living with his parents and sister Billie Sue 9 in rural Webster Parish. His father is a laborer for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Coy works on a cotton farm.On his Oct 1940 draft registration his birth date is listed as 30 Sep 1919. He is employed by Austin Construction Company working at Barksdale Field in Shreveport. Coy was inducted into the 172nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division.On 9 Jan 1945 the 43rd Infantry Division made an assault landing in the San Fabian area, east of Dagupan, Lingayen Gulf, on the west side of Luzon. Under enemy fire the division secured the beachhead and fought into the Lingayen Plain by February 12. The offensive was resumed against the enemy north and west of Fort Stotsenburg (Angeles City) on 27 Feb. After ending Japanese resistance in the Zimbales Mountains, the 43rd swung south against the Shimbu line.Pvt Deason’s US WWII Hospital Admission Card File says he was admitted to an Aid Station in March 1945 with unspecified abdominal wounds. The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county for Louisiana show Deason, Coy L., Pvt from Webster Parish as died of wounds 18 Mar 1945.


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172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division

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Entered the service from Louisiana.


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  • Maintained by: Coleman ✿
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56759839
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56759839/coy-lee-deason: accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Coy Lee Deason (30 Sep 1919–18 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56759839, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by Coleman ✿ (contributor 47076912).