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2nd Lt Joseph Thomas Hart

2nd Lt Joseph Thomas Hart

137th Infantry Regiment - Company D

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, Tennessee.

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.

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