Saturday, July 16, 2016

PFC Lowran Lee Hess

PFC Lowran Lee Hess was born 15 Dec 1922 in Buckhannon, West Virginia to Russell Guy and Fannie Elizabeth (Crites) Hess.  Russell was a coal miner.  The family lived for several years in Coal, West Virginia.

Lowran was drafted in January 1943.  Apparently he was assigned to G Company 116th Infantry before the amphibious assault at Omaha Beach on D-Day.  PFC Hess was killed in action on 16 Jul 1944.

PFC Hess is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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