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James Hunter Banta

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: August 5, 1917
Hometown: Richmond City
Entered: April 11, 1941
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 4, 1944
Died In: Metz, France

First Lieutenant Banta was killed by a mine explosion in a building near Metz, France on December 4, 1944. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. Before the war, he worked for Brown & Williamson (Louisville, KY), Commercial Credit (Richmond, VA) and Crawford Manufacturing (Richmond, VA). He was also a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Education.

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