Private First Class James E Holley

Name James E Holley
Rank Private First Class
Army Serial # 13014673
State Virginia
Date of death 1944-07-10
Plot, Row, Grave C, 6, 27
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Unit A Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks According to the memoirs of Frank Monan, Co. A 331st, Pfc. James E Holley was a member of Company A.

The morning reports confirm this. Private First Class Holley was a member of A Company. The morning report for July 10, 1944 on page 12 lists him as killed in action. The page can be seen below.

Special Orders #176 from HQ Ft. Oglethorpe lists Private First Class Holley as a member of the original cadre for the 331st Infantry Regiment. He was transferred from A Company, 3rd Cavalry as a Sergeant. His original assignment was Section Leader (MOS 652) and he became a Rifleman (MOS 745) in A Company of the newly formed 331st Infantry Regiment. The relevant part can be seen below.

Special Orders #176 can be found here.
Documents - Relevant part Special Orders #176
- MR A Co 07-1944 page 12
Grave Soldier
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