Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BUCHANAN JR, JAMES C

Major, U. S. Army. Home address: Muskogee, Muskogee County. Mrs. Wanda Mae Buchanan, Wife, 2705 Oklahoma Ave., Muskogee. Born April 14, 1912. Enlisted March 9, 1942. Graduate of Muskogee Central High School and of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where he was member of Scabbard and Blade and of Beta Theta Phi fraternities, and manager of the track team. Member First Baptist Church, Muskogee; Kiwanis Club; Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce. Manager and stockholder Modern Clothiers (store), Muskogee; manager Hays and Buchanan cotton ginning company, Webbers Falls; director Commercial National Bank, Muskogee. Serving on staff of Brig. Gen. John M. Devine, Commanding Officer 90th Division, Field Artillery. Recommended for Legion of Merit. Died June 15, 1944, in action near Gourbesville, Normandy, France.

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