Justin James Van Loon

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Detroit, MI

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant.

Sergeant. Justin James Van Loon was drafted into the Army June 2, 1941. He completed his basic training at Camp Polk, LA in July 1942, and shipped out to England January 1943 as part of the 3rd Armored Division. Shortly after the D-Day invasion, Van Loon was killed leading a four-man machine gun crew into battle at Villiers Fossard, France.

Justin was remembered as being mature, outgoing, and intelligent. He was also a talented musician.

The sacrifice of Sergeant. Van Loon, and the thousands of other brave men who died in the early days of the Allied invasion of Europe, helped liberate German occupied France, thus laying the foundation for the Allied victory on the Western Front, and ultimately the end to the War.

Age: 27

Date of Death: June 29, 1944

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