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Jean registered for the draft in 1940 but wasn't drafted until January 1944. After completing his basic training he was sent to Europe and soon assigned to G Company 116th Infantry. Jean was promoted from PVT to SSG on 1 Nov 1944. He must have demonstrated strong leadership skills for this to have been done. Initially reported missing, SSG Painter had been killed in action on 3 Dec 1944.
SSG Painter was repatriated and re-interred in the Brush Creek Cemetery in Irwin, Pennsylvania and rests there with his immediate family.
Younger brother, Edward Glenn Painter, was drafted in 1942 and served in the Army until 1945.