Saturday, August 6, 2016

PFC Benjamin Andrew Black

PFC Benjamin Andrew Black was born 5 Jan 1923 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee to Jerome Valentine and Cora Lee (Lard) Black.  There were 7 other children in the family.  They moved quite often but supported themselves by farming. 

Benjamin entered into service 20 Jul 1943.  On 16 Jun 1944 he was assigned from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry.  On 1 Aug 1944 he was promoted to PFC and on 6 Aug 1944 he was killed in action near Vire, France. 

PFC Black was repatriated in 1948 and now rests forever in the Houston Cemetery in Houston, Mississippi. 

Brothers Henry Irvin Black and Jesse Elvis Black also served and both survived the war. 

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