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James Elvie PATE

James Elvie PATE

Male 1910 - 1944  (34 years)Deceased

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  • Name James Elvie PATE 
    Relationshipwith Regis John CARR
    Born 22 JUL 1910  Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Abt 1932  Camp San Saba, McCulloch, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 19 MAR 1942  Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 19 MAR 1942  Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 AUG 1944  Argentan, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary Aft 18 AUG 1944 
    Age 34 years 
    Buried Aft 18 AUG 1944  Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9098  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 15 FEB 2016 

    Father Ancestors John Daniel PATE
              b. 3 JUL 1872, Clarke County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 OCT 1954, Ringgold, Bienville, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Dicey Modenia PEACE
              b. 16 DEC 1877, Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 FEB 1932, Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 28 SEP 1893 
    Family ID F212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Eloise PEAK
              b. 22 DEC 1922, Vivian, Caddo, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 08 MAR 2015, Carthage, Panola, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 10 MAR 1943 
    Last Modified 25 AUG 2014 
    Family ID F4931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 JUL 1910 - Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Shelby County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Shelby County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The post office was discontinued after the 1930s. The population of Camp San Saba was 180 in 1925, fifty in 1939, and thirty-six in 1990 and again in 2000. - Abt 1932 - Camp San Saba, McCulloch, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Name: James E Pate Birth Year: 1910 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Texas State of Residence: Texas Enlistment Date: 19 Mar 1942 Enlistment State: Texas Enlistment City: Camp Wolters Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Farm hands, animal and livestock Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 73 Weight: 136 - 19 MAR 1942 - Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - WWII: US Army Company G, 2nd/358th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division Sergeant KIA Beginning in the spring of 1942, the 90th Division trained at Fort Barkeley, TX, Camp Granite, CA and Fort Dix, NJ before shipping out to England in March 1944. Assuming that Staff Sergeant Pate had not be assigned from another division during the Army's rapid activation and training cycle, he would have been at each of those stations. The 90th Division went ashore on Utah Beach on 8 June. Notes by Virgina Wilson Bailey "James Elvie Pate was 31 years and 6 months of age when he enlisted in the Army. Date of birth, July 22, 1910. I believe that he enlisted in Nacogdoches County, Texas. He was single and had never married. His Army Serial # 38099939. He departed from from New Harbor York on 23 Mar, 1944 and arrived in England on 9 Apr. 1944. He was with CO. G 358th Inf, APO 90. He was wounded on 12 June of 1944, [hospitalized,] treated and sent back [to his unit]. He was killed August 18, 1944 near Argentan, France during a very hot fight. He was trying to help one of his men who had been shot when he was shot in the stomach. He died on the way to the hospital. He was buried in France and many years later his remains were moved back home and placed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. This was his last request to his sister, my mother, Norma Lee Pate Wilson." by Virginia Wilson Bailey, 2 Jul 2014 - 19 MAR 1942 - Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 AUG 1944 - Argentan, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 18 AUG 1944 - Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 photos

    Documents 7 documents

    Histories
    Pate, James Elvie: 1944 A Tough 'Ombre
    Pate, James Elvie: 1944 A Tough 'Ombre
    In December 1941, James Elvie Pate was a 32-year-old, single ranch hand on the Tommy Brook Ranch in west Texas and a base violin player in a local band. By April 1942 he had joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division – the Tough ‘Ombres. Two years later he was a married sergeant aboard a ship passing by the Statue of Liberty - bound for England and eventual participation in the landings on Utah Beach. Four days following that landing and within several miles of the beach he was wounded and sent back to England for treatment. Upon return to France he fought in the operation known as the Falaise Pocket. Just days before that battle was won, Sergeant Pate paid the ultimate sacrifice. Years later his only sister fought to have her Tough ‘Ombre returned home to Texas.

    The story of Sergeant Pate's service reflects the great care his niece took to collect and retain artifacts of his service and her graciousness in sharing them with the author.

    The booklet is available @ www.TheBookPatch.com and searching for "Sergeant James Elvie Pate"

    Death Certificate
    Pate, James Elvie: 1944 Texas Death Certificate - Foreign Fields
    Pate, James Elvie: 1944 Texas Death Certificate - Foreign Fields
    The date of death does not match that of the published obituaries or his headstone.