Corp Pershing Pate

Corp Pershing Pate

Birth
Shelby County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Jun 1944 (aged 25)
Trevieres, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA
Plot Buried in a plot with his parents. He has a military marker.
Memorial ID 60550150 View Source

Cpl. Pershing Pate Killed in Action
Service Number 18010768

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Pate of Timpson received a telegram last Monday from the War Department, stating that their son, Cpl. Pershing Pate, 25, was killed in action on June 8, in France.

Cpl. Pate, with the 38th Infantry, Co. I., volunteered on June 2, 1940. He took his basic training at Fort Sam Houston. From there he went to Camp McCoy, Wis., and from Wisconsin he was sent to New York and overseas in 1942.

He was with the invasion forces going into France on June 6 and was killed two days later.

Before going into the service, Cpl. Pate worked with his father on his farm near Timpson.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie B. Pate, Timpson; four brothers, Staff Sgt. Arvel Pate, Fort Dix, N,J.; Dalton Pate, R.C. Pate, William Aden Pate, Timpson; five sisters, Mrs. John E. Green, Misses, Laverne, Lamurel and Orene Pate, Timpson, Mrs. Dewey Darnell, Jackson.
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Information furnished by: Virginia Wilson Bailey
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Information from Peter, December 21, 2021:

Cpl. Pershing Pate was killed in action on June 9, 1944 when his company L attacked the strongpoint of the German defensive line east of the town Trevieres Normandy, close to Aures River.

June 9, 1944, Morning Report:

Station - Vicinity of Trevieris France L. 38th Regt. Inf.
Record of Events: June 9, 44
Company Participated in an attack on an Enemy Position East of Trevietis - objective was take V The Co suffered Heavy Loses - 1 Officer & 35 EM were reported missing in action.
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Company Morning Report:

L. 38th Inf.
18010768 Pate Cpl
The above officer and Thirty Five EM FR Dy to missing in action near Trivieris France the 9th of June 44.
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Company Morning Report:

July 4, 1944
LaValle France 592679 Balleroy L. 38th Regt. Inf.
18010768 Pate Pershing Cpl
Changed from Missing in action to killed in action 9 June.
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Thank you to Peter and his willingness to research Pershing's Military records.
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Thank you to Larry Hume for adding the newspaper articles.
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Pershing Pate was first buried in The St. Laurent Cemetery at Baveus, France. From a newspaper article, Shelby County, Texas.
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Inscription

In Loving Memory, CORPORAL PERSHING PATE Son of Mr. & Mrs W.B. Pate Born Nov. 22, 1918 Killed in France June 8, 1944 Gone but not Forgotten


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