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Here is some information WW2 Hospital Cards and Enlistment Record: and PA State Burial Card
Looks like he was with the 1st Division 26th Infantry Regiment. Just a side note most of the Cooney Brothers served in the military.
Name: Francis X Cooney Race: White Marital status: Single, with dependents (Single) Rank: Private Birth Year: 1925 Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania Citizenship: Citizen Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in production of bakery products, n.e.c. Enlistment Date: 13 May 1943 Enlistment Place: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Service Number: 33605404 Branch: No branch assignment Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Height: 86 Weight: 102 Name: Francis X Cooney Race: White, includes Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1925 Admission Date: Jun 1944 Discharge Date: Aug 1944 Military Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified Diagnosis: FirstLocation: Ribs, costal cartilage; SecondLocation: Upper extremity: Scapular region; ; CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified Type of Injury: Casualty, battle Medical Treatment: Closure of wound, delayed (suture, secondary to wound) (delayed closure) Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty Type of Discharge: Duty Length of Service: 1 Year(s), 2 Month(s) Service Number: 33605404 Name: Francis X Cooney Race: White, includes Mexican (White) Rank: Enlisted Man Admission Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1925 Admission Date: Sep 1944 Discharge Date: Nov 1944 Military Branch: Infantry, General or Unspecified Diagnosis: FirstLocation: Thoracic wall, generally; SecondDiagnosis: [withheld by NARA]; ThirdDiagnosis: Reaction to drugs, vaccines, serums (other than acute poisonings): Tetanus toxoid (tetanus shot)CausativeAgent: Artillery Shell, Fragments, Afoot or unspecified Type of Injury: Casualty, battle Medical Treatment: Removal of foreign bodies from others Injured in Line of Duty: In line of duty Type of Discharge: Duty Length of Service: 1 Year(s), 6 Month(s) Service Number: 33605404
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Attached are a couple of newspaper clippings about Mr. Cooney. It appears he was wounded twice, once on June 13th, 1944, and again in September 1944. According to the 26th Infantry, 1st Division After Action Report, Pvt. Cooney's unit, the 26th Regiment (per his burial card above), attempted to take the French town of Caumont on June 13th, 1944, and came under German fire including artillery shelling.
The second newspaper article mentions Cooney was wounded in Hanover, Germany, although this does not match up with Pvt. Cooney's second hospital admission card date of September 1944. During September 1944, the First Division was in northern France and Belgium. The following link lists the headquarters locations of the 1st Division:
From November 26, 1943, to April 9, 1945, Colonel John F. R. Seitz commanded the 26th Infantry Regiment. The biography link below traces the route of the 26th Regiment from Normandy until early April 1945. If Pvt. Cooney served with Company B, 26th Regiment through the entirety of the war, he would have been a member of the 1st battalion of the 26th Regiment and this biography would give you a good idea of where and when he was located during the war.