Private Woodrow N Hoover

Name Woodrow N Hoover
Rank Private
Army Serial # 39924898
State Utah
Date of death 1944-08-20
Plot, Row, Grave G, 17, 4
Cemetery Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France, Google Maps
Unit C Company, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
Awards Purple Heart
Remarks Private Hoover was a member of C Company. The morning report for August 18, 1944 on page 36 shows him joining C Company from the 53rd Replacement Battalion on August 16, 1944. Page 37 shows that he was severly wounded only 2 days later on August 18, 1944 and transferred to the 53rd Field Hospital. Pages 36 and 37 can be seen here as well.

Erwin Derhaag pointed me to a newspaper article from The Salt Lake Tribune from September 28, 1944. From this article partially qouted:

Pfc. Woodrow N. Hoover, 32, son of Mrs. Frank Hoover, Provo, whose widow is Mrs. Jean Leonard Hoover, 2107 Vimont ave., died August 20, of wounds received in action in France on August 18. He was born in Provo on Sept 10, 1912, and had lived there most of his life, with the exception of eight years spent in Los Angeles. He attended Provo High School and the University of Utah, where he was active in athletics.

Prior to entering the service in March 1944, he owned and operated Nehi Beverage Co., in Provo. He was assigned overseas in August and was wounded soon after arriving.

Survivors include his widow; mother; son, Woodrow F. Hoover and daughter, Relia Nan Hoover, Salt Lake City.

The article can be seen below.

Documents - Newspaper article The Salt Lake Tribune, September 28, 1944
Grave Soldier
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