Royce W. Bass was born on December 12, 1918. He served in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division as a Private during World War II. He was Killed in Action on June 12, 1944 at the age of 25 during the attack on Le Pont de la Pierre, France. The 29th Infantry Division was ordered to cross the Elle in southern direction, also in order to advance on Saint-Lô. The intention was to take Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle first and then Couvains. PVT Bass is now buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA and has a rank of Private First Class on his headstone.