|courtesy of Rich|
John was drafted in April 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and, on 25 Oct 1944, was transferred from the replacement depot to A Company 116th Infantry. However, some cross-leveling was needed in 1st Battalion and on 6 Nov 1944 he was again transferred, this time to C Company 116th Infantry. He served with that unit until 17 Nov 1944 when he was killed in action as the unit attacked German forces in Setterich, Germany.
PVT Small was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in Evergreen Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Younger brother Daniel Walker Small served in the U.S. Navy in WWII.