Thursday, June 22, 2017

WW2 Fallen - Paul Yohannan, 88th Infantry Division

Pfc. Paul Yohannan served in the 350th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division.
 1937 New Britain High School Yearbook
Paul Yohannan never had a chance to reach 100 years old today. Instead, he sacrificed his life for our freedom.

He was born on June 22, 1917 in Connecticut. His parents were both born in Persia. His father worked as polisher in a lock factory. Paul had two younger sisters. By 1940 Paul had completed four years of high school and was still living with his parents.

He enlisted in the army on June 20, 1942. He became a private first class in Company A, 1st Battalion, 350th Infantry Division, 88th Infantry Division.

The 88th Infantry Division arrived in Italy in February 1944. It was on the line at the Garigliango River on March 4. No plans were made to advance forward along the front in this area during the spring. Engagement with the enemy was limited to patrols and reconnaissance. Nevertheless, Pfc. Yohannan was killed in action on April 24, 1944.

His grave is at Saint Thomas Cemetery, New Britain Connecticut.

Thank you Paul for your sacrifice. Let's Earn It for Paul.

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