Virginia Heroes

James Calvin Cheek, Jr.

Sergeant, Army

Born: November 12, 1917
Hometown: Wise County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 31, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal

He enlisted in the army in Apr 1941 and entered the service in Sep 1941. Completed training at Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Camp Pickett. Transferred overseas 20 Sep 1943. Died of wounds received in action 31 Jul 1944. He was shot by 2 sentries who did not hear his counter challenge.

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