In Memory of
Army Pvt.
Frank Wayne Cahoy
Fairfax, South Dakota
Clay County
July 9, 1925 –- December 30, 1944
Killed In Action in Luxembourg, Germany

Frank Wayne Cahoy

Frank Wayne Cahoy, also known as “Happy,” was born in 1924 in Fairfax, South Dakota, to Frank Walter Cahoy (1888-1961) and Viola (Johnson) Cahoy (1895-1986). Besides Frank “Happy,” he had two older sisters in his family: Mabel Cahoy and Lagretta Cahoy. He was a student at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion before entering the service.

Frank Cahoy entered the service on October 27, 1943, at Fort Crook, Nebraska, and reported for active duty November 17, 1943, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He went overseas on August 17, 1944, to the European theater. As part of Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division, Pfc. Frank Cahoy was killed in action in Luxembourg in the Battle of the Bulge, when the American First Army pushed forward into Luxembourg.

 Frank Cahoy is buried in the Vermillion, SD cemetery.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Pat Williams, 8th Grade West, Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota, February 11, 2000, and updated 2002. Information for this entry was provided by Agnes Krcil and an application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment.