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Joseph Thomas Hart was born September 13, 1922 in
Jackson, Tennessee. He attended Jackson High School and Davidson College in
North Carolina, graduating in 1943. He trained at Fort Benning Georgia, received
his commission in February 1944, and joined the 137th Infantry Regiment July 24,
1944 while they were at Villiers-Fossard just North of St. Lo, France. 2nd Lt
Hart was seriously wounded near Mortain, France on August 13, 1944 and died of
his wounds that same day. He is buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Jackson, Madison County,
Thanks to John Long for this photograph and
information. Mr. Long's father was a friend and neighbor of James Thomas Hart.
According to his father, Hart's nickname was Moose. His high school yearbook
said he was usually seen smiling, and his ambition in life was to get a date.
His best friend, who attended school, college, and OCS with him was killed at
the Battle of the Bulge a few months after Lt. Hart's death.