Monday, August 8, 2016

PVT Edgar Elden Keaton

PVT Edgar Elden Keaton was born Elden Edgar Keaton on 29 Sep 1925 in Stephens, Kentucky, the only son of Hubert Bechome and Verna (Cassel) Keaton.  The family farmed.  In December 1943, Edgar married Opal Marie Ison. 

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.

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