Alvin Wade Vanzant was born 14 Jan 1925 in Michigan. He lived in Hamilton County, Tenn. with his parents Valter (Valter Vanburen Vanzant) and Myrtle Vanzant. He enlisted 18 June 1943 and served as a Private in the U. S. Army. He died 6 June 1944. Interment 16 July 1948.

37th Engineers Battalion

Pvt Vanzant was returned from Brookwood-London, British Isles. He is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery – 1200 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn. Section Y Site 350.


  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 January 1925
  • Date of death: 6 June 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 37th Engineers Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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