James Joines was wounded in France. Later he was killed in St. Laurent, France in Normandy on 19 June 1944. He received the Silver Star Medal posthumously.

He was initially buried at La Cambe Cemetery at Isigny, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, B, 10, 45

The Johnson City Press, 15 February 1945
Posthumous award of the Silver Star to Pfc. James C. Joines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Joines of Jonesboro, route 1, was announced yesterday by the War Department. The medal was awarded for helping remove wounded to the rear under enemy fire in France on the night of June 19, 1944. The citation stated that when the company to which Private Joines was attached moved into a new position, enemy sniper and artillery fire caused many casualties. It continued: “He was one of four who volunteered to carry the wounded to the rear. While working through the entire night at this dangerous task he time and again courageously withstood the devastating fire carrying out his voluntarily adopted duty, enemy artillery fire mortally wounded him and three comrades.” Private Joines began Army service February 17, 1942, at the age of 21. He had been overseas about 28 months at the time of his death.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 31 August 1919
  • Date of death: 19 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesboro
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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