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Howard Barnhart

 

Date and Place of Birth: June 10, 1921, Connellsville, PA
Date and Place of Death:    August 28, 1944 St. Denis, France
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Second Base  
Rank: Private
Military Unit: Anti-tank Company, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Howard D. Barnhart was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, on June 10, 1921. He attended Connellsville High School and played baseball with the local American Legion team.

Howard and his brother, Frederick, were a regular sight at Fayette Field in Connellsville, playing baseball with local teams including Stoneys and the Connellsville Hornets of the Fay-West League.

Howard and Frederick both entered military service early in the war, serving with infantry divisions in Europe. Private Howard Barnhart, aged 23, lost his life at St. Denis, France, while with the 110th Infantry Regiment on August 28, 1944. Two months later his brother, Frederick, was reported missing but later discovered to be safe as a German prisoner-of-war.

Howard Barnhart is buried at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

Date Added: October 16, 2012

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