World War II

Coy L. Deason

172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division

Private Coy Lee Deason, born in Vernon, Louisiana 30 Sep 1919. Coy was inducted into the 172nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division. On 9 Jan 1945, the 43rd Infantry Division made an assault landing in the San Fabian area, east of Dagupan, Lingayen Gulf, on the west side of Luzon. Under enemy fire the division secured the beachhead and fought into the Lingayen Plain by February 12. The offensive was resumed against the enemy north and west of Fort Stotsenburg (Angeles City) on 27 Feb. After ending Japanese resistance in the Zimbales Mountains, the 43rd swung south against the Shimbu line.Pvt Deason’s US WWII Hospital Admission Card File says he was admitted to an Aid Station in March 1945 with unspecified abdominal wounds. The NARA WWII casualty listings by state and county for Louisiana show Deason, Coy L., Pvt from Webster Parish as died of wounds 18 Mar 1945.

Date of Incident
March 18, 1945
Luzon, Phillippines
Died of Wounds
Minden, Louisiana