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
With the seventieth anniversary of the American War Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands, this November, there is a new project called The Faces of Margraten. Through this project we aim to give a face to as many soldiers buried or memorialized there as possible by decorating their graves with a personal photo. In co-operation with […]
Each Memorial Day Monday, the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association honors and remembers all those who made the ultimate sacrifice at the the annual ” Reading of the Names”. Beginning at sunrise, more than one hundred volunteers, including Gold Star family members, veterans, active duty, guard and reserve service members, local community leaders, students and friends and […]
The National Medal of Honor Convention will be held in Knoxville September 10-13.
Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Historic Foundry Building Honoring Medal of Honor recipient Private Calvin J. Ward, WWI Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm, and dinner begins at 6:30 Calvin J. Ward, a Greene County resident, was the most highly decorated soldier in WWI — yet, sadly, few people outside of Morristown and Greene […]
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Knoxville Premiere Screening · Riviera Stadium 8 Theatre Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Benefiting the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial The Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention commissioned a 47-minute documentary, The Medal of Honor: A History. The documentary details, for the first time in history, the colorful story of the Medal’s rough and tumble beginnings […]
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The South Doyle High School JROTC traditionally visits the Memorial on Veterans Day before marching in the annual Knoxville Veterans Day Parade. Pictured below are JROTC Cadets Trent Ivey and Jonathan Fitzgibbon, who are the brother and cousin of PFC Patrick Fitzgibbon who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association honored and remembered those who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the “2013 Reading of the Names”, Memorial Day – Monday, May 27 Beginning at sunrise, more than sixty volunteers, including students, veterans, Gold Star families, active duty, guard and reserve service members joined together to read each of […]