|courtesy of Bernd Doss|
Hardy was drafted in October 1943. After his basic infantry training he was sent to the European theater. Lela gave birth to a daughter in March 1944. PVT Moore was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 13 Jun 1944, just 7 days after the landings at Omaha beach. He was killed in action on 15 Jun 1944.
PVT Hardy was repatriated and re-interred in Cedar Grove Cemetery in New Bern, North Carolina.
Lela would remarry in 1947. Hardy's daughter is still living.
You might note that his headstone gives his unit as F Company. This is at odds with the morning report which repeatedly shows him in E Company and may be the result of a clerical error. His date of death also is given as 15 Jun 1944 although the morning report ultimately fixes his date of death as 15 Jul 1944. With the documentation currently available we are unable to absolutely state which is correct, hence our mention here.