Tuesday, August 30, 2016
T5 Joseph E. Fortune
On 27 May 1941, Joseph married Dorothy Mae Danielson. After Joseph entered the service he was trained and then sent overseas. On 20 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion 116th Infantry. On 18 Aug 1944 he was promoted from PVT to T5. On 30 Aug 1944 T5 Fortune was killed in action.
T5 Fortune is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery and there is a cenotaph for him in West Lawn Cemetery in Glidden, Iowa.