Monday, August 8, 2016
PVT Edgar Elden Keaton
Within a couple of days after his marriage, Edgar was drafted. After his training, Edgar was sent to Europe and on 23 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry. Edgar was wounded on 7 Aug 1944 in the vicinity of Vire, France. Evacuated to hospital, he died of his wound(s) the next day, 8 Aug 1944.
PVT Keaton is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery. His daughter was born 24 Sep 1944. Opal was twice re-married.