Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PFC Thomas Carroll Power

Thomas at Worcester Academy, 1940
PFC Thomas Carroll Power was born in 1921 in Westfield, Massachusetts. He was the only child of Dr. Thomas Edward and Mary E. (Carroll) Power. His father was a dentist. The family lived in a house they owned at 136 Granville Road in Westfield that was valued at $6500 in 1940. Thomas graduated from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts and intended to attend the University of Pennsylvania.

Thomas may have already been in Pennsylvania attending school when he voluntarily enlisted in 1941 or 1942. After his basic military training he was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. We believe he was with the unit for the amphibious assault at Omaha Beach on 6 Jun 1944. He fought with the unit until wounded on 15 Jul 1944 and he was evacuated to hospital. PFC Power died of his wound(s) on 20 Jul 1944.

PFC Power rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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