Wednesday, September 7, 2016

PVT A J Comte

PVT A. J. Comte was born 15 Sep 1923 in Jasper County, Texas to Barney L and Julia Laura (Brown) Comte.  Barney worked as a teamster.  A J's parents both died in 1934 when he was only 11 years old.  A. J. only achieved a grammar school education.  A. J. apparently never had another name, he even enlisted under this name and is recorded this way on the morning reports.

A. J. was drafted in January 1943.  By D-Day, 6 Jun 1944, he was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry.  He came through all the fighting apparently uninjured until 7 Sep 1944 when he was killed in action. 

PVT Comte is buried in Zion Hill Cemetery in Jasper, Texas. 

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