Thursday, October 13, 2016

CPT Edward J. Mahaney

courtesy of Anne Freeman
CPT Edward J. Mahaney  was born 27 Apr 1914 in Greece, New York.  He was the only son and eldest of 3 children born to Edward D. and Mary E. (Cauley) Mahaney.  His father was an engineer on the New York Central Railroad.

Edward enlisted for 3 years in E Company 108th Infantry on 20 May 1940. The unit was federalized on 8 Oct 1940. He was discharged on 8 Jun 1942 to be commissioned as a 2LT in the U.S. Army. He attended military training on several posts during WWII one of which was Fort Carson outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado where he met and married Marian Celesta Conroy, a welfare worker in that city. CPT Mahaney was sent overseas and on 9 Sep 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry. CPT Mahaney was killed in action on 13 Oct 1944.

CPT Mahaney was repatriated in 1947 and re-interred in the Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Greece, New York.

Edward and Marian had no children and Marian remarried in 1948.

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