Saturday, July 16, 2016

PFC Joseph C. Humbert

PFC Joseph C. Humbert was born 9 Nov 1924 in Hall, Indiana to William B and Margaret (Miller) Humbert.  His father worked as a gardener and farm labor.

Joseph had been working in a cooperage when he was drafted in November 1943. After training he was sent to England and it seems that he was assigned to A Company 116th Infantry prior to the D-Day landing.  PFC Humbert was killed in action on 16 Jul 1944.

PFC Humbert is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. His uncle, Joseph Frank Humbert had died of pneumonia while in the army in 1919.

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