“I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded and I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war.”
—President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“It is my earnest hope– indeed the hope of all mankind — that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice.”
—General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of South-West Pacific (1945)
World War II Casualty List
The East Tennessee casualty list for World War Two is being continually updated. The list was compiled from the following sources: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; Military Department of Tennessee, Office of the Adjutant General, War Records Division.