Arthur Kay Goins participated in the Normandy Campaign with the Fourth Infantry Division. He is buried at Normandy American Cemetery.

The Jasper Journal, August 3, 1944
Sgt. Kay Goins Killed in France. The war department notified Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goins Monday that their son, S.Sgt. Kay Goins, was killed in action over France on July 7. Sgt. Goins was 26 years old and was born and reared at Guild, and attended Marion County High School. Goins entered the service in July 12, 1941, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Before being sent overseas he was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. He is survived by his parents and four brothers, U.S. Goins, of the U.S. Army in Italy; FloydGoins, U.S. Army in New Guinea; Pvt. DeWitt Goins, stationed at Gulfport, Miss., and Billy Goins.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 December 1918
  • Date of death: 7 July 1944
  • County: Marion
  • Hometown: Guild
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Annette Thorp

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