Private Kenneth I Hatcher

Name Kenneth I Hatcher
Rank Private
Army Serial # 36839211
State Wisconsin
Date of death 1944-07-26
Plot, Row, Grave C, 16, 33
Cemetery Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Google Maps
Role MOS 745 Rifleman
Unit 2nd Plt, A Company, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks According to the memoirs of Frank Monan, Co. A 331st, Private Kenneth Hatcher arrived on the battlefield on the 24th of July, 1944 as a rifleman in 2nd Platoon, A Company. Frank Monan also recollects finding him. Private Hatcher is also mentioned in a display the Normandy Cemetery Visitor Center. More information about Private Hatcher can be read in an excerpt of Frank Monan's son, Bill Monan here.

The morning report for July 22, 1944 on page 42 and 43 lists him joining the unit from the 48th Replacement Battalion on July 20, 1944. Page 64, for July 31, 1944, lists him as killed in action on July 27, 1944. The pages can be seen below.
Documents - MR A Co 07-1944 page 42
- MR A Co 07-1944 page 43
- MR A Co 07-1944 page 64
Grave Soldier
Kenneth I Hatcher (36839211) Kenneth I Hatcher (36839211)

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