Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SSG Melvin Henry Granger

SSG Melvin Henry Granger was born 6 Feb 1921 in Halifax County, Virginia the eldest son of Henry Melvin and Louise Elwood (Lacy) Granger.  His father was a warehouse clerk and died in 1938. 

Melvin was a SGT in April 1941 when he re-enlisted for the duration of the war.  At some time after that, he was assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the amphibious assault and made that assault with F Company.  Wounded on 6 Jun 1944, SSG Granger died of his wound(s) on 7 Jun 1944. 

SSG Granger is buried in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Scottsburg, Virginia.

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