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Snapp, Ernest Clay (P2, C4, L15)

Staff Sergeant Ernest C. Snapp was born 15 September 1912, in Nicholas County, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard’s, Howitzer Company, 149th Infantry, at Carlisle, Nicholas County, Kentucky, on 4 January 1936. On 1 November 1939, he enlists in Troop A, 123rd Quartermaster Squadron, 123rd Cavalry Regiment. His unit is converted to Headquarters Battery, 103rd Separate Battalion, Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft), on 1 November 1940. He was inducted with his unit into federal service on 24 February 1941. Snapp is relieved from federal service and assigned to the state detachment on 18 November 1941. He is recalled to active duty on 13 January 1942. Snapp was killed in action on 30 July 1944, and he is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

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