The Bi-State Weekly, August 25, 1944
INFORMED OF SON'S DEATH
Mr and Mrs. Larry W. Truitt, Delmar, Del. have received a telegram from the war dept. informing them that their son, Sgt James R. Truitt,19, died August 4 from wounds received in action in France on July 11.
Sgt Truitt enlisted in January 1941 and had been overseas since October of 1942 as a member of the 29th division. He trained in both England and Scotland before participating in the invasion of France. In a recent letter home he informed his parents that he had been awarded the "Expert Combat Infantryman" badge.
Before enlisting Sgt Truitt attended the Delmar Maryland High School and was very active in sports.
Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Mrs William Livingston, Salisbury, MD, and four brothers, George B. Truitt, Charles M. Truitt, Delmar; Sgt Louis H. Truitt serving in Italy; and E. Russell Truitt, S-2-C stationed in Oklahoma.
Sergeant Truitt is on the honor stone at the American Legion.
A Monument in the St Stephen (Mt Olive) cemetery to Sargent Truitt.
Sergeant James R. Truitt, US Army, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division is buried at the Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge England. The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University of Cambridge. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead.
To find the location of a military person who was buried overseas you can go to the American Battle Monument Commission click on which war they died in and enter their name.