Jason Snyder 34895199
Pvt. Jason Snyder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Snyder, was born December 23, 1923, in Union County. He was buried March 27, 1949 at New Salem Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. John J. Shepard, Rev. Fred L. Kiker, Chaplain J.A. Hudson were ministers who officiated in the funeral. It was a military funeral. He was killed overseas on August 30, 1944. His body was brought home and was buried with Memorial and Grave Side Services. On March 27, 1949, at 2:00, at New Salem Methodist Church.
He went to school at New Salem. He quit in the eighth grade and went to work at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. He attended church at New Salem Methodist. He was not married and has three sisters and one brother. They are: Mrs. Lorena Thomas, Route 1, Indian Trail, Mrs. Florence Griffin, Route 1, Oakboro, N.C., Miss Aileen Snyder, of the home, and Mr. Grover Snyder, Route 1, Oakboro, N.C.
He was inducted into the Army December 8, 1944, at Fort Jackson, S.C. He was sent to Ft. Jackson and was stationed there for nine days. He left there December 17, and arrived in Camp Fannin, Texas, near Tyler, Texas, where he took his basis training. He came home on Furlough April 29, 1944, and left to go to Fort Meade, Md, May 10th. He arrived there May 11, left Ft. George Meade May 23, 1944, and left for New York. He arrived in New york 26, 1944. On June 10, 1944, he left New York to go overseas. He was sent to England. His first letter wrote from England was July 3, 1944. He was sent from England to France about the 18th of July. On August the 2nd, 1944, we got a letter from him saying he had been out on the battle front. He was wounded in action August 7, 1944. We got a letter afterwards saying that he got a little scratch on his neck. He returned to duty on August 19, 1944. On September 26, 1944, we got a telegram saying that he gave his life in France on August 30, 1944 for his country. He was overseas about 2 months. He received the Purple Heart decoration.
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