|Unit||351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division|
|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Entered Service From||Indiana|
|Date of Death||October 24 1944|
Tablets of the Missing
Pvt. Putnam was initially listed as Missing in Action. Following the war, his remains were recovered and identified. He is buried in a private cemetery in Indiana. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery.