Captan Grantham's grave

*Grantham, James E., Capt Co Cmdr, PH R.A., Rocky Mount, N. C. (KIA 1.10.45)
Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 9
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Jack Hyland:
What happened was during the Bulge January 10 near the Vielsalm-Laroche Road, we were sort of dug in and two young Germans came near our front and were taken to the Company Command Post. Captain Grantham had been ordered to have the company move out and take the hill in front of us.(Deep snow all around-cold, etc.) The Germans were probably like me, about 19, and when questioned about whether there were any Germans near the hill, one said he didn't know. The other said no there weren't any up there. So Capt Grantham led the reinforced patrol and when we got near the top of the hill machine guns and rifle fire started coming from the top and both sides. My two buddies Dick Owens and Bob Young were killed along with the Captain. The fire was so intense you couldn't get near them. After a few minutes (like days) of this, and the Captain killed, guys started to pull back. When got back down the hill to where the CP was and word spread that the Captain was killed, Young and Owens also, some I don't remember, plus many wounded, so everybody left was stunned, quiet, tears of rage for the loss of the Captain and our buddies (trained together in the states).
Harry Nagle:
Thanks for the fotos. http://www.84thinfantry.com/?q=hierarchy/media/fullImage&id=76
Jim Grantham looks like a kid, but then we were
all kids. Brought tears to my eyes. I was with him the day he was
killed in snowy Belgium. I remember dragging him back through the snow
by his officer's overcoat. The weirdest thoughts went through my mind at
the time. We were so indoctrinated with the concept that if anything
broke or were damaged beyond repair, that we were to bring it or pieces
of it back and it would be replaced, no questions asked. I found myself
thinking that we were turning in Captain Grantham for a replacement.

N. of Les Tailles, Belgium patrol S. from LaRoche Road
*Grantham, James E., Capt Co Cmdr, PH R.A., Rocky Mount, N. C. (KIA 1.10.45)
*Sherrill, Charles L., Pfc, PH R.A., Watertown, Tenn. (KIA 1.10.45).
*Rogers, Walter G., Pfc, PH R.A., Greenville, Mo. (K.I.A. 1.10.45).
*Young, Robert E., Pfc, PH SS R.A., Pittsburgh, Pa. (KIA 1.10.45)
*Owens, Warren D., Sgt, PH SS R.A., Aurella, lowa (KIA 1.10.45) .
*Garrett, Dwight, Pvt, PH A., Laurel, Miss. (KIA 1.10.45).

Captan Grantham's grave