Camp Fannin Roll of Honor

The continued work of Elmer Horne

Fannin Veterans who died in uniform during World War II
All gave some, but some gave all.

ROLL OF HONOR

 

Sacco thru Scott

SACCO, Ignatius N., Pvt. a) Santa Clara, California b) completed basic 12 February 1944, 54th Bn., 11th Regt. c) 5 July 1944, near Beau Coudray, Normandy, France. d) B/357/90 e) KIA enemy artillery shell fragment. Stanton: The 90th Infantry Division's 359th Regiment attached to the 4th Infantry Division assaulted Utah Beach, France on 6 June 1944, The remainder of the division including the 357th Regiment attacked 10 June 1944 and the division halted in the Golleville-Urville area 17 June 1944 after heavy combat. On 3 July 1944, advancing in heavy rain, the division attacked south down the west coast of the Contentin Peninsula and fought the battle of La Haye-du-Puits-Mont Castre Forest 6-10 July 1944. f) Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, Santa Clara, California. g) Catherine Sacco, grandniece, katiesacco82@hotmail.com. h) Ignatius Sacco's uniform shows that at some point he was a sergeant in some other military organization.

SAIKI, Masami d) L/100/442 RCT (Nisei).

SANTORE, William, Pvt. c) 11 May 45, Okinawa. g) Mrs. Earl (Katherine A.) Park, 12821 McGowan Drive, Tyler, Texas 75707-9665, from 1946 Rayen Annual, Youngstown, Ohio, Dedication Biographies.

SAPPINGTON, John H., Pvt., 36682085. a) Chicago, Illinois. b) Aug.-Nov. 43, D/63/13. c) 17 December 1944, near Elsenborn Ridge, Belgium. d) I/393/99. e) from Dauntless: A History of the 99th Infantry Division, by William C. C. Cavanagh: "When Kampfgruppe Muller forced the 3rd Bn. to yield ground, two platoons of Company I, 393rd Infantry joined with Company M to regain the lost ground. They were unable to regain it and were barely able to hold their own in the face of enemy tanks. Four bazooka teams moved forward. A Panther closed on the Company M command post and shot up the Company M mess tent. Staff Sergeant Chester E. Kroll, a section leader with the 2nd Heavy Machine Gun Platoon of Company M, witnessed the clash with the Panther: ‘A Tiger [the Panther] tank crept up on us and fired point blank. One of our guns opened up on the tank and buttoned it up and knocked out some of the infantry that followed. The gun was manned by Private Sappington and Private Stallman. The tank scored a lucky hit on our machine gun, killing Sappington. Stallman survived without a scratch.’ Stanton: The 99th Infantry Division landed at Le Havre, France on 3 November 1944 and assembled at Aubel, Belgium, and entered the line north of the Roer River between Schmidt and Monschau on 9 November 1944. After a period of defensive patrolling, the division attacked toward the Roer and Urft Dams on 13 December 1944 against heavy resistance from the West Wall. On 16 December 1944 the German Ardennes Counteroffensive hit the division which was partially surounded and suffered heavy losses before Elsenborn Ridge. f) Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, Plot F, Row 1, Grave 63. g) Leon W. St. Pierre, 3325 Bain Place, Tyler, Texas 75701-8871, in the same company at Fannin and in combat with the 99th at the same time.

SAVARD, Godfrey J., 2nd Lt., 01688296 a) Quebec, Canada; entered Army from Connecticut. b) Not known; information states only that he served at Camp Fannin. c) October 22, 1945, Leghorn (Livorno), Italy. d) 703rd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company. e) No information provided; served 16 months heavy combat with A/339/85, promoted from private to tech sergeant in a year, then commissioned. He was then reassigned to the 703rd when 85th rotated home at the end of the war. f) American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Plot C, Row 3, Grave 9. g) Source of information: <http://www.geocities.com/carl123.geo/soldats.html> and American Battle Monuments Commission. h) Awards: Silver Star Medal (left), two Bronze Stars, French Croix d’Guerre with palm, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

SCHWARTZ, Raymond A., Private, 37598537. d) K/126/32. Additional infonnation pending.

SCHUESSLER, Frank A., PFC, 33925290. a) Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. b) Sept-Dec 1944, 58/12. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666, a fellow-trainee at Fannin.

SCOTT, Charles F., S/Sgt. a) California. c) 15 Nov. 44, Ancerville, France. d) F/315/79 e) Stanton: "An all-out divisional assault forced a German withdrawal from the [Foret de Parroy] with the final capture of the road on the main road junction 9 Oct. 44. The division next took Embermenil 3 Oct. 44 and battled for the high ground east of the town 15-22 Oct. 44. It was relieved in this area 24 Oct.44. It rested at Luneville and returned to the attack 13 Nov. 44 with the 314th and 315th out of the Montigny area which carried it across the Vezouse…" g) Edgar W. Henley (now deceased), Route 1, Box 66A, Emmet, Arkansas 71835, who wrote: "I was first sergeant of Co. F when S/Sgt. Scott was killed."

SCOTT, James Dryden. b) late 1943 or early 1944. c) He was killed in Europe during the crossing of the Rhine. He was a glider infantryman. f) U. S. Military Cemetery, Margraten, Holland. g) son, James D. Scott, Jr., 938 South Alamo Road, #1, Alamo, Texas 78516-9521.