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.



Heindel thru Horton

HEINDEL, Harold L., Pvt., 39932297, date of birth 10 October 1919. a) Idaho Falls, Idaho. b) Summer-Fall 1944. c) 10 May 1945, Okinawa. d) Company C, 382nd Infantry, 96th Infantry Division. e) Harold L. Heindel was killed by a hand grenade as his unit, under heavy enemy fire, assaulted an enemy position on Zebra Hill. f) Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Idaho. g) Shane Olson, Adjutant, 9th District Sons of American Legion, 216 Railroad Avenue South, Halma, Minnesota 56729-2908. Additional information was provided by Don Dencker, 96th Division historian, who was fighting on Okinawa in L Company of the 382nd at tl1e time Harold Heindel was killed. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge. See also qn4 I 88/is 20 030915/ai n I I 4063 77/

HEBERT, Dennis, PFC. a) New Iberia, Louisiana. b) Sept. 43-March 44. c) Philippine Islands, date uncertain, hand grenade. d) A/126/32. e) Stanton: 126th rejoined 32nd Div. at sea 9-14 Nov. 44 while in transit to Philippine Islands, and landed at Leyte 14 Nov. 44; landed at Lingayen Gulf Luzon 27 Jan. 45; attached to 25th Inf Div. 23 May-30 June 45. f) Philippines. g) Martin Hickman, 407 Reynolds, Taft, Texas 78390. “He was the best friend I ever had. Best friends from Camp Fannin until his death. We were lying side by side when he was wounded. I went to see him next morning and medic told me he had died at 10 p.m. He tried to be a perfect soldier.” h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

HO, William A. O., Pvt., 30111090. a) Hawaii. c) 21 Feb. 45, near Saarbruecken, Germany. d) 275/70. e) Stanton: …on 17 Feb 45 the 276th Regiment made a limited offensive against the heights southwest of Saarbruecken…The 274th and 275th cleared the heights commanding both Saarbruecken and Stiring Wendel by 24 Feb. 45. f) Reinterred in native Hawaii at Honolulu Memorial Cemetery. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666. h) Bronze Star Medal (left), Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

HOCKADAY, James E., 33859536. a) Warwick County, Virginia. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

HOERRMANN, Bryan J., Jr., PFC, 37749311. a) Green Castle, Missouri. b) 1944-45, A/65/13. c) 5 April 45, Germany. g) sister, Mrs. William (Annabelle) Swisher, RR 1, Box 111, Green Castle, Missouri 63544. h) Family received American Legion Gold Star Citation from Dept. of Missouri 30 May 46.

HOLLAND, Norbert J. f) American Military Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge. Post£d 3 Febroaiy 2016. Additional infonnation to come.

HOLLINGSWORTH, John.M., Pvt., 38496675 a) Baton Rouge, Louisiana. b) 31 July-6 Dec. 43. c) 18 June 44, Hill 108, Normandy, France. d) 29th Div. e) John was an ammunition carrier for a light machine gun. Killed by mortar fragment. Stanton: The 29th Division opened the push on St.Lo 16 June 1944. f) Baton Rouge, Louisiana. g) Emory A. Domen, 1990 Minno Drive, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905-1172. Emory writes: “Went to basic training together and served in same platoon in 29th Division. I was 6 feet from him when he was killed. I was very closely attached to him.” h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

HOLMAN, Albert W., Pvt. 37630803. a) Missouri. c) 22 Nov. 1944, near Faulquemont, France. d) A/318/80. e) Stanton: “The [80th] Division attacked across the Seille River 8 Nov 44 with three regiments abreast. It advanced despite mud, mines, and highway congestion to seize a bridge at Faulquemont over the Nied Allemande River on 20 Nov. 44. It took evacuated St. Avold 27 Nov. 44.” f) Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Plot B, Row 12, Grave 38. He was first buried at Limay, France, Plot 5, Row 4, Grave 95. g) George Cason, Jr., 1705 Shelmire Drive, Dallas, Texas 75224-1339. George provided a copy of a newsletter dated 29 Nov. 45 headed Greetings Clerk School Gang, Bulletin #1, disclosing Al Holman’s death. Editor had received a letter from Al Holman’s mother, Mrs. Wendell Holman: “Our hearts are broken. Albert was our only child and every dream and hope in life centered around that boy…I will always have a warm spot in my heart for any of Albert’s friends.” Information revised based on information provided 28 January 2006 by Jeff Wignall of Peabody, Massachusetts, <> and by American Battle Monuments Commission.

HOPKINS, Arlie L., Pvt., 38515903. a) Natural Dam, Arkansas. b) 1943, B/55. c) July 30, 1944, near St. Lo, France. d) 116/29. e) Following the liberation of St. Lo, the 29th Division was participating in Operation Cobra, the Normandy breakout. Stanton: On July 29, the 29 Division attacked east of Percy. Another history of the division reports that German resistance was stubborn. Self-propelled 88s and small infantry units harassed the 29th as the Germans fought delaying actions and in late July, the Germans launched a counter-offensive. f) First buried in an unidentified American military cemetery, then reinterred in April 1949 in the Bryant cemetery near his home in Arkansas g). His sister, Florence Hopkins Fields, 688 North 153rd East Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116-2821, (918) 437-0437; information transmitted through Kenneth James and Viola Errett of the Camp Fannin Association.

HORTON, Irving F., PFC, 31368579 a) Bristol County, Massachusetts b) D/52/11. c) 2 Sept. 44, Southern France. g) Howard H. Hoblet, 6628 Tully-Harrison Road, Convoy, Ohio 45832, company clerk D/52/11 both at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and Camp Fannin. Learned of deceased’s death from Letter 4, dated Jan. 1, 1945, sent out to former members of D/52/11 by John B. Culbertson, then stationed in Ft. Meade, Md.