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George Melton Cagle
786th Tank Battalion, 99th Infantry Division

March 3, 2015
On september 19, 2014 I applied for a third adoption grave at both WW2 American cemeteries in Belgium. The adoption grave I was provided at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery is the one of PFC George M. Cagle:

George M. Cagle
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 34636747
786th Tank Battalion, 99th Infantry Division (D Company)
Entered service from: Mississippi on July 2, 1943


786th Tank Battalion

99th Infantry Division

Private 1st Class

Born: January 19, 1925 in Prentiss County, Mississippi
Hometown: Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi

Died: March 3, 1945 in Neurath, Germany
Status: deceased non-battle (DNB)

Buried in: Plot C, row 10, grave 26, Henri-Chapelle American cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium
Awards: /

Family
Married to: /
Children: /
Father: George W. Cagle
Mother: Maggie L. Duncan Cagle
Brothers: Gerald Duncan (1948-2010), Clyde Franklin (1921-1944), William Richard (1923-1970), Dayton Winford (1919-1991)
Sisters: Carrie Aletha (1927-2001), Mauveline (1929-2007), Gladys Dean (1931-1933)

More info
George Cagle was killed accidentally by a machine gun of a tank while cleaning the weapon.

George Cagle's brother Clyde F. is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer (Plot D, Row 12, Grave 27).

 






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Sources

- ABMC
- http://www.wwiimemorial.com
- Find a grave

- Fields of Honor Database
- Andi Hunting
- Monty McDaniel
- Leah Cagle Bishop

Any information you can provide me about this soldier, can be mailed to me (nicklieten@hotmail.com). Thank you!