Vann B. Nash

Pfc. Vann B. Nash, son of Mrs. W.H. Nash of Route 1, Wingate and brother of Mrs. Alvin N Johnston of Charlotte was born May 16, 1917, killed in Belgium January 7, according to word received by his family from the War department. Pfc. Nash was previously reported as missing since January 7. A memorial service will be held for him at a time to be announced later.

Having entered the service July 17, 1941 Pfc.Nash was trained in armored artillery at Fort Knox and Camp Campbell, Ky. He went overseas in July, 1944, and was then assigned to the Infantry. Surviving Pfc. Grover Nash are his mother, his sister, four brothers, Benton Nash of Chapel Hill, Herbert Nash of Route 1, Wingate, Pfc. Grover Nash of the Army in England, and Fireman 1-C Boyd Nash of the Navy, on sea duty.

A graduate of Union and Monroe schools in Union County, Nash was employed by Cannon Mills in Kannapolis for severl years before he entered the service .




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