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Norman E. Capps

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Born July 10, 1920, Washington
Died May 23, 1945
Service Branch Army
Rank Private First Class
Rating or Job  
Unit Company G, 184th Infantry Regiment. 7th Infantry Division
Campaign World War II
Military Citations Purple Heart

KIA Okinawa, Japan

Final burial: Golden Gate Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

Originally in the California National Guard, Company G

Published Artist.

SourcesSources Additional research by Bill Edmiston & Scott Brooke
Contribution by Chris Holland
From his grandfather's, Larry Holland's, mementos of Norman Capps. Larry and Norman served together in the south Pacific.

Norman E Capps Capps grave
Norman Capps Mr. Capps' temporary grave at Kadena, Okinawa

"I have been researching my family history and as I was going through pictures from WW2 taken by my grandfather I came across these. I decided to do a little research on Mr.Capps to see if I could find any distant family to send these to but came up short. In the process of doing this I discovered your page. I want to send these to you. It is clear Mr. Capps was a good friend of my grandfather's. The grave is in the 7th Division Cemetery near Kadena and the photo of Mr. Capps was taken in the Philippines after the Leyte gulf operation."

"My grandfather's name was Larry Holland and he served with his twin brother through the entire duration of the war. His brother was Jeff Holland and they went by Mutt and Jeff. They were living in Woodland CA when they enlisted and I still have their yearbook from San Luis where they graduated basic training on Dec. 6 1941."

"I noticed that Mr. Capps was from Chico and I wanted to ask if you were aware of any men still with us that may have served with them. They went from Ft. Ord to Kiska, Hawaii, Kwajalein, Leyte Gulf and finally Okinawa. In my grandfathers things we found a silver star as well as a bronze star with three oak leaf clusters. No one in our family had any idea these were awarded to my grandfather as he rarely talked about the war."

Chris Holland, grandson of Larry Holland - buddy of Norman Capps