James J. Cansler

World War II
Service #37744699
Unit28th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Entered Service From Missouri
Date of DeathDecember 20 1945
Tablets of the Missing
Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Initially listed as missing in action, Private Cansler's remains have been recovered and identified. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.