|photo courtesy of MandyK|
James entered the service in June 1942. He was eventually assigned to Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 116th Infantry and made the D-Day landing with that unit. James was promoted from SSG to TSGT on 20 Jun 1944 serving as a Platoon Sergeant. On 18 Sep 1944 he was killed when a captured German pistol was accidentally discharged. We are researching the details of this incident.
TSGT was repatriated in 1949 and is buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Auburn, New York with other family members.