James Clancy Hollett, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

James Clancy Hollett
Private First Class, HQ Company, 38th Engineer Regiment, United States Army
Date of Birth: July 23, 1918, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Date of Death: August 28, 1945, Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia
Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Cause of Death: Accident (burns suffered from stove boiler explosion)
Date of Enlistment: March 29, 1941
Hometown: Valparaiso

Newspaper Notices:


We sincerely wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness extended us during our recent bereavement in the death of our son and brother, Pfc. James Hollett. We wish to thank the American Legion for conducting the services, the pallbearers, bugler, the minister, Rev. H. J. Kieser and those who contributed floral offerings and kindly loaned the use of cars.

Mr. and Mrs. Clancy Hollett
and Children
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; September 6, 1945; Volume 19, Page 6, Column 6

Soldier Dies From Stove Blast Burns

Pfc. James Hollett, 27, of the U. S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clancy Hollett, 202 Billings street, died Tuesday night in the army hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., of burns received in an explosion of a stove. Details of the mishap are lacking.

At his bedside when death came were his mother, Mrs. Hollett, and a sister, Mary Louise, who were called there Saturday on receipt of news of the accident.

Pvt. Hollett was born in Valparaiso and attended Valparaiso high school. He enlisted in the army four and a half years ago and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands for 30 months. He returned from there shortly before Christmas and was home for a furlough visit at that time, following which he was assigned to Fort Belvoir.

Surviving besides his parents are a brother, David, a radar operator in the U.S. Army, now at Lake Horn, Italy, and two sisters, Mary Louise, at home, and Mrs. Rachel Hendricks, of Detroit, Mich.

The body will be brought back to Valparaiso for funeral services and burial. It is expected the funeral party will arrive here sometime tonight. Burial arrangements will not be known until after their arrival.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 29, 1945; Volume 19, Page 1, Column 2

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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