Saturday, November 26, 2016

PFC Harvey Roy Corum

PFC Harvey Roy Corum was born 31 Aug 1924 in Tennessee to Melvin Benjamin Kansas and Flora May (Bagwell) Corum.  In 1942 he married Geneva Irene Pratt.  They had one daughter.

Harvey was living in Cuyahoga County, Ohio when he was drafted in June 1943.  After training he was assigned to H Company 116th Infantry and landed with that unit on D-Day.  He was lightly wounded on 6 Jun 1944, by a bullet in the chin, but remained on duty.  On 12 Jun 1944 he was promoted to PFC.  On 26 Nov 1944 PFC Corum was killed in action.

PFC Corum was returned to the states and buried in Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia.

Geneva remarried in 1950.  The daughter has passed away. 

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