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