HARRY BELL LAUNIUS, JR.
|The Citadel Class of:||1946|
|Cadet Company:||A (Source: Sphinx 1943)|
|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|
|Entered the Service from:||Georgia|
|Regiment:||302nd Infantry Regiment|
|Division:||94th Infantry Division|
|Date of death:||27-Jan-45|
|Place of death:||Nennig, Germany|
|Awards:||Bronze Star, Purple Heart|
|Gravenumber:||Plot H Row 5 Grave 14|
|Cemetery:||Luxembourg American Cemetery|
|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.
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