Monday, August 29, 2016

PFC Benjamin Simon Fletcher

courtesy of Frogman
PFC Benjamin Simon Fletcher was born 20 Mar 1917 in Point Deluce, Arkansas to James P. and Dora (Green) Fletcher.  The family farmed.  Benjamin married Colene F. Huckaby on 2 Dec 1939. In 1940 Benjamin was farming as well.

Benjamin voluntarily enlisted in the army in October 1942. He and Colene had a son in January 1944. We don't know what his military experience included but on 9 Aug 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  PFC Fletcher was killed in action on 29 Aug 1944.

PFC Fletcher is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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