Saturday, July 30, 2016

PFC Francis Hanson Cary

PFC Francis Hanson Cary was born 1 Sep 1911 in Flint Hill, Virginia to Frank Hezekiah and Virginia E. (Ferguson) Cary.  His grandfather, Alexander Cary, served as a private in Company E, 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion.  Father Frank was a dry goods salesman, perhaps working for his father then owned his own store.  Francis was working as a laborer and living with his Aunt Margaret in 1940.

Francis entered service in May 1941.  He was eventually assigned to G Company 116th Infantry and was assigned to that unit on D-Day and made the landing with that unit.  For a time he was missing in action but was returned to duty on 22 Jul 1944.  Where he was in the interim is unknown.  On 30 Jul 1944 he was killed in action.

PFC Cary rests forever with much of his family in Flint Hill Methodist Cemetery in Flint Hill, Virginia.

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