Lance Corporal Estel Huskey was the first Sevier County casualty of the Vietnam War. He was killed in action in Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam on May 4, 1966. He served with the Third Marine Division and was from Sevierville, TN.
Born 15 September 1892, Knoxville, Tennessee
Richard F. Kirkpatrick volunteered his services to the U.S. Army May 29, 1917. First assigned to Company F, 138th Infantry, 35th Division, and later transferred to Company L, 306th Infantry, 77th Division. Embarked for France in May 1918. Saw service on the Swiss border and in the Vosges Mountains. Attended an Officers Training School for three months and received a commission as second lieutenant. Killed in action October 1, 1918, in the battle of the Argonne.
His remains were returned under Special Order #64 of 1 September 1921. They departed Hoboken, New Jersey by train to Washington D.C. and then to Knoxville, Tennessee. He was buried at Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Rank: Captain
- Born: 16 August 1943
- Died: 22 May 1969
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 334th AHC, 145th Aviation Battalion, 12th Aviation
- Theater: Not listed
- Conflict: Vietnam
- Battles: Not listed
- Awards: 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 2 Bronze Star Medals, 24 Air Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medal, and 4 Purple Heart Medals
- Burial/Memorial Location: Four Mile Cemetery, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXII, Top Panel
- Born: 30 December 1918
- Died: 7 June 1944
Service Number: 7085596
Age 25, Landed on Utah Beach; Killed in Action, near Ste-Mère-Eglise (France)
Unit campaigns: Normandy, France (6 June-24 July 1944); landed on Utah Beach, (6 June / first wave)
Interred: Monte Vista Memorial Gardens, Section D, Lot 60, Space 10, Johnson City, TN
Walter P. Renner was born 31 December 1921 in Greene County, Tennessee. His parents were Blaine Thomas Renner and Amita Annie Keys. He enlisted 5 December 1942 and died of wounds 21 December 1944.
Buried St. James Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
Private First Class
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division