Monday, July 18, 2016

PFC Roy E Buck

PFC Roy E Buck was born 24 Apr 1920 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to Hubert Kenneth and Leah I. (McBride) Buck.  There were 2 boys and 6 girls born to this couple.  In 1940, Hubert was working for the WPA but in 1920 he worked in a car shop. 

Roy was drafted in February 1942.  At about that same time, on 19 Feb 1942, he married Mildred A. Splain.  It appears that he was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry prior to D-Day and participated in the landing on Omaha Beach with that unit.  PFC Buck was killed in action on 18 Jul 1944.

After the war PFC Buck was brought back to the U.S. and is buried in New Rosemont Cemetery in Espy, Pennsylvania. 

Only brother, Harold Kenneth Buck, also served during the war.  Mildred remarried in Jan 1946. 

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