PFC James W Heald

PFC James W Heald

New York, USA
Death 17 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
Burial Webster, Monroe County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 71506279 · View Source
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James served as a Private First Class in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided at 140 Salt Road, Webster, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 19, 1944 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed in construction and also as Single, without dependents.

He was "Killed In Action" in Germany during the war and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # 42116924

The Webster Herald - May 11, 1945

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heald have received word that their son, PFC James W. Heald, who was killed in action in Belgium March 17, was buried in a military cemetery in Belgium with full military honors by an Army Chaplain. The word was received in a letter from Lt. Col K. W. Collins, PFC Heald's commanding officer.

The Lieutenant Colonel said, "At the time of his death, PFC Heald was a rifleman with Company A, which was engaging the enemy during the drive East of the Rhine. He was performing his duties with the same high degree of efficiency and willingness that marked his conduct with his organization."

The commanding officer added, "His sacrifice was a part of the effort which will exact the same price from many more of us. As individuals it is sometimes difficult for us to accept the fact, but the security and freedom of our loved ones, our country and our honor are really worth whatever prices we may be called upon to pay. His scarifice cannot have been in vain."

( Burial & Article found by: Anne Cady )

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 16 Jun 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC James W Heald (2 Dec 1925–17 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71506279, citing Webster Union Cemetery, Webster, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .