Thursday, October 13, 2016
PVT Harold Rex Fortney
On 25 Jun 1939, Harold married Margaret Bolsem, in 1940 he was working for the railroad and she was a clerk in a grocery. Together, they had an income of $960 in 1939. Harold was drafted in March 1944.
On 10 Oct 1944 PVT Fortney was assigned from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry. On 13 Oct 1944 he was killed in action near Aachen, Germany. He is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and there is a centotaph in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Margaret remarried after the war. So far as we can determine they had no children.