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Sergeant James Elvie Pate

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by: Regis Carr
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Publication Date: September 20, 2014
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 37
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Color

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Book Synopsis
In December 1941, James Elvie Pate was a 32-year-old, single ranch hand on the Tommy Brook Ranch in west Texas and a base violin player in a local band. By April 1942 he had joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the 90th Infantry Division – the Tough ‘Ombres. Two years later he was a married sergeant aboard a ship passing by the Statue of Liberty - bound for England and eventual participation in the landings on Utah Beach. Four days following that landing and within several miles of the beach he was wounded and sent back to England for treatment. Upon return to France he fought in the operation known as the Falaise Pocket. Just days before that battle was won, Sergeant Pate paid the ultimate sacrifice. Years later his only sister fought to have her Tough ‘Ombre returned home to Texas.

The story of Sergeant Pate's service reflects the great care his niece Virginia Wilson Bailey took to collect and retain artifacts of his service and her graciousness in sharing them with the author
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Virginia Wilson Bailey
Posted: May 30, 2017
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I want to thank Regis J. Carr, U.S. Army (Retired), Peachtree City, Georgia. He is one of a kind when it comes to his unlimited research. I am so pleased that he authored the book on my uncle, James Elvie Pate. We worked together with the artifacts that I had saved and those that he was able to find. I had always wanted to learn more about my uncle and what happened to him when he went ashore at Utah Beach. This book gave me details that I had so longed for. I feel like that I can put to rest the desire to learn more details about my uncle. Thanks Regis!
About The Author
Regis J. Carr
U.S. Army (Retired)
Peachtree City, Georgia
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