Cannon, James O. (June 3, 1926 - June 6, 1945)

Pfc. James Cannon Killed On

Okinawa on June 6th Son of Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Cannon of Douglas--Entered Army Last October

Douglas Budget - July 12, 1945

The shock of any army department telegram bearing the words "killed in action" was again felt in Douglas Saturday. The wire came to Mrs. O.G. Cannon, advising her that her son, Pfc. James Cannon, 19, had been killed in the fighting on Okinawa on June 6.

Yesterday Mrs. Cannon received a letter from the war department confirming the facts stated in the telegram.

Pfc. Cannon is the twenty-sixth Converse county man to give his life in defense of his country in the present conflict. He was born at Lost Spring June 3, 1926, and attended grade school in that vicinity. He attended Douglas high school up to the senior year, entering army service before finishing the four-year course.

He was sworn into the army in October, 1944, receiving hi training at Camp Hood, Tex. He was assigned to an infantry division and after a short period on the west coast sailed west into the Pacific fighting area.

Besides his mother he is survived by two sisters, Hazel and Grace, both at home here with Mrs. Cannon. His father, William L. Cannon, preceded him in death.

The sympathy of the entire community is due Mr. and Mrs. Cannon and their daughters in the loss of their son and brother.

Pfc. James Cannon Funeral Was


Douglas Budget - May 26, 1949

Short funeral services were held Monday at Stark's Mortuary for Pfc. James O. Cannon whose body was returned from Okinawa Sunday. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery with full military honors.

Private Cannon, who was killed in action on Okinawa June 6, 1945, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Cannon of this city. He is also survived by two sisters, Hazel and Grace.

Pfc. Cannon entered the army in October, 1944, and received his basic training at Camp Hood,, Tex. He was then assigned to the infantry and sent overseas. At the time of his death he was serving with Company C of the 381st Infantry.

James O. Cannon was born at Lost Spring June 3, 1926. He attended grade school there and was a senior in Converse county high school at the time he entered the service. He was the 26th Converse county boy to give his life for his country.


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