The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion

Staff Sergeant Edward A Cannon
Service # 32037585
Sgt Cannon was born in 1915 in Canada and was killed in action on January 8, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge.

Sgt Cannon is the son of Michael Cannon [b. 1888 in Canada, came to America in 1890 and died unknown] a foundry foreman and the son of Lorraine V Cannon [b. 1893 in Canada, came to America in 1916 and died unknown] an auto factory assembler.

The 1920 US Census for Buffalo, Erie County, PA shows Edward residing at # 362 N Oak St with his parents and 3 sisters, Mary [b. 1914 in Canada] Virginia [b. 1915 in Canada] and Shirley [b. 1918 in NY] and brother Robert [b. 1917 in NY].

Sgt Cannon enlisted in the Army on April 16, 1941 at Buffalo, NY . His enlistment records states Edward had completed grammar school and was single.

Sgt Cannon was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French], the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Service Star, World War II Victory Medal, WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge.

Sgt Cannon is interred at the Luxembourg American Cemetery. Luxembourg City, Luxembourg at Plot E Row 9 Grave 41.


{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}