Fallen Veteran of the Month

Richard-F.-Kirkpatrick1

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.

Johnny L. Bryant

  • Rank: Captainjohnny-leon-byrant-395x500
  • 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

Sponsored by: Dale Dailey

James M. Tipton

10953Staff Sergeant James Monroe Tipton

  • 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