|courtesy of Glenn|
After entering the Army he was assigned to B Company 26th Infantry Training Brigade at Camp Croft, South Carolina. While there he applied to be naturalized and became a citizen of the United States of America. He was then sent overseas to England and assigned to Headquarters 1st Battalion 116th Infantry. He trained with them and was with that unit when it made the amphibious landing on 6 Jun 1944 at Omaha Beach. PVT McCann was killed in action on 9 Jun 1944.
PVT McCann was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Long Island National Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York.
Patrick's younger brother, James Joseph Patrick, also served in the U.S. Army during the war and was also naturalized while in service.