Herman D. Buchanan was born in Ohio in 1926, the son of Elbert Dewey Buchanan and Viola Greer. He younger brother, Herbert Henry Buchanan died at the age of 3. Herman Buchanan entered the service from Stark County, Ohio. Service Number: 34983553

The Elizabethton Star, 2 June 1945
Pfc. Herman D. Buchanan, Army Paratrooper, was killed in action on Negros Island May 2, according to information received here this morning. Private Buchanan before entering service in February 1943, was a guard on the Elizabethton High School football team. He was selected all conference guard in 1943. He received his basic training at Camp Fannon, Tex. and Fort Benning, Ga. He went overseas in October, 1944. Private Buchanan was the son of E.D. Buchanan of Canton, Ohio. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received at Corregidor. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 2 May 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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