We shall not forget

HARRY BELL LAUNIUS, JR.

The Citadel Class of: 1946  
Cadet Company: A (Source: Sphinx 1943)
Age: 19
Born: 17-Jun-25
Hometown: Monroe, Walton County, Georgia
Family: Harry B. Launius (father), Sallie
Nash Waddell Evans Launius (mother)
Rank: Private First Class
Branch of Service:  U.S. Army
Servicenumber: 34826389
Entered the Service from: Georgia
Function: not available
Regiment: 302nd Infantry Regiment
Battalion: 3rd
Division: 94th Infantry Division
Company: L
Unit: not available
Date of death: 27-Jan-45
Status: KIA
Place of death: Nennig, Germany
Spot: not available
Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Gravenumber: Plot H Row 5 Grave 14
Cemetery: Luxembourg American Cemetery
Biography: not available
Other information: Harry B Launius Jr. honoree of the Memorial Library. Harry was a
typical solider serving in WWII. He graduated with honors from
Monroe High School in 1942. He spent a year at The Citadel before
joining the Army in 1943. He was sent over-seas in the summer
of ’44 and was killed in January of 1945. The news came to his
family in four separate wires. The first reported that he was missing;
the second said he was found alive, the third said he was missing
then the fourth confirmed his death at just 20 years of age.
Source: Historic Downtown Wellness Walk Monroe, brochure, p. 3. 

“On the Way: The Story of the 94th Infantry Division” is a small
booklet covering the history of the 94th Infantry Division. This
booklet is one of the series of G.I. Stories published by the Stars
& Stripes in Paris in 1944-1945.

Sources: American Battle Monuments Commission, The Citadel Archive & Museum, Mike Stannard ’65, Ancestry.com, monroedowntown.com, Find a Grave.com

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