Summary

Commander of the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (5th Armored Division) who died in action in France during WWII.

Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 2
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army 1
Birth:
07 Sep 1909 3
Arlington, New Jersey 4
Death:
30 Aug 1944 2
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Full Name:
Kent Fay 1
Birth:
07 Sep 1909 3
Arlington, New Jersey 3
Male 4
Death:
30 Aug 1944 2
Buried: Buried at: Plot A Row 27 Grave 11<BR>Epinal American Cemetery<BR>Epinal, France 1
Death: 30-Aug-44 1
Death Date: 30 Aug 1944 1
Memorial Cemetery: Epinal American Cemetery 1
Memorial Country: Epinal, France 1
Memorial Location: Plot A Row 27 Grave 11 1
Residence:
State: New York 1
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Birth:
Mother: Maybelle Fay 5
Father: Clarence F Fay 5
Marriage:
Mildred Steckler 4
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 2
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 2
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army 1
Service Number:
O-286301 1
Awards:
Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart 1
Regiment:
85th Cavalry Reconn Squadron, 5th Armored Division 1

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Death

Rully, France

Commander of the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron of the 5th Armored Division, Lt. Col Kent Fay was killed in action at Rully, France, on 30 August 1944, leaving behind a wife and three young children. He had been in an armored car 50 miles outside of Paris leading reconnaissance troops on a drive to the Belgian border when they met German rear guard infantry troops and antitank guns.   

(Sources: http://www.5ad.org/Paths_of_Armor.html; http://www.lonesentry.com/gi_stories_booklets/5tharmored/; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fayfamily/adoniram.html)

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