Saturday, July 16, 2016
PFC Charles Emmet Cottrell
Charles volunteered in September 1942. On 28 Jun 1944 he was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry. It is more than likely that he had been assigned to other infantry units before that. PFC Cottrell was killed in action on 16 Jul 1944.
PFC Cottrell is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. It was Alice who was the family member in contact with the military. It is possible that Alice and older sister Irene visited Charles' grave in 1948 as they departed Cherbourg aboard the SS Queen Elizabeth on 9 Jun 1948.