Hastings, Paul E.

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 42d Cavalry Recon Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Belgian Croix de guerre Medal

Campaign: WWII

Died: 29-Jan-1945

Cause of death: Prisoner of war

Location of fatality: Ahn, Germany

Notes: Captured on the west bank of the Moselle River near Ahn, Germany, with Pvt. Bob Alcorn, T/5 Albert M. Shousky, Pfc. Leo F. Cycon, and Pvt. William W. Rhodes, by a raiding party of 15 Germans who had crossed the iced over river with ladders on the night of 29 January 1945.