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1st Lt Arthur “Ott” L. Lowery was the pilot of aircraft P-51C-7 with serial number 42-103346. He was on an area patrol mission to the Pas De Calais area. Statement from 2nd Lt Charles E. Shake, Air Corps: “On 22 June, 1944 at approximately 1215 hours, I was flying Lt. Arthur L. Lowery´s wing in […]
Emit Marin Edmonds was born on March 18, 1895 in Clinton. He was the son of John Edmonds and Minty Norman Edmonds. He had four brothers, Floyd Edmonds, Elizah Edmonds, Oliver Edmonds, and George Edmonds, and three sisters, Ella Edmonds, Cora Edmonds McBee, and Nora Edmonds Underwood. By 1900, Emit Edmonds was living with his […]
The almost 400-page book is available from the University of Tennessee Press, local bookstores, or Amazon. It showcases the stories of over 300 service members and their families, documented with public records, obituaries, and family recollections. In these pages, readers will find the accounts of each of East Tennessee’s 14 Medal of Honor recipients, along […]
John C. McManus is an award-winning author, military historian and is Curators’ Distinguished Professor of U.S. military history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). Background McManus is a native of St. Louis. He attended the University of Missouri and earned a degree in sports journalism. After a brief stint in advertising and sports […]
Private explorers found the U.S.S. Grayback beneath 1,400 feet of water after realizing that a mistranslated Japanese war record had pointed searchers in the wrong direction. See New York Times story. Motor Machinist’s Mate, Second Class Richard Ernest Corum, Service Number 2957872 was aboard the Grayback.
See Fall/Winter UT Press Catalog (p. 5) East Tennessee Veterans Memorial A Pictorial History of the Names on the Wall Their Lives, Their Service, Their Sacrifice At the northern edge of the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, a striking set of thirty-two granite pylons stands as a monument to the tradition of military service […]
In the valley of Second Creek, just west of the busy commercial district of Knoxville, they stand silent and vigilant. Stone sentinels in platoon strength parade on an acre of grass amidst an industrious, noisy city. Arrayed in two squads in military precision, the ranks of granite stones, each twelve feet high, a foot deep […]
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.
Corporal James Trenton Jones, from East Tennessee, served with the 117th Infantry during World War I. During his valiant service he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross; the United States second highest medal for valor that can be given to a soldier in the Army. Tragically he died at age 32 in 1930. […]