PFC Fred William Black was born 4 Apr 1918 to George Andrew and Minnie Mae (Sweeten) Black in Le Flore County, Oklahoma. He had 6 siblings and his father worked at various jobs to support his family as varied as hauling lumber and making shoes.
Fred entered service on 3 Mar 1943. On 4 Jul 1944 he reported for duty to A Company 116th Infantry. The morning report shows him killed in action on 9 Jul 1944 but this was later found to be 6 Jul 1944.
PFC Black is now buried Oak Lawn Cemetery in Poteau, Oklahoma.
Fred's brother George Ray Black also served during WWII. He survived.