Saturday, July 30, 2016

PVT Roland J. Love

PVT Roland J. Love was born 30 May 1922 in Massena, New York the youngest of ten children of Daniel Peter and Mary E. "Minnie" (Demo) Love. His father was a carpenter. After graduating from high school, Roland worked as a clerk at the ALCOA plant. 

Roland was drafted in November 1943.  He came home on leave and took the opportunity to marry Pauline S. Demers on 16 May 1944. Roland almost immediately left for Europe and on 25 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Love was killed in action on 30 Jul 1944 just 2½ months after being married.  

PVT Love was repatriated and buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Massena, New York.  Pauline re-married in 1950, the couple had no children.

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