Arbeth Leon Taylor was born in 1924 to Roy S. Taylor and Lassie Myrtle Pique. His father died in 1926 and his mother remarried in 1932 with Isaac Roe Bullard. He had an older brother, Vestal George Taylor and an older sister Reva Mae Taylor and two half-brothers and an half-sister.
He enlisted on March 11, 1943 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
He was initially buried at Marzanello Nuovo Cemetery at Marzanello Nuovo, Italy and reburied at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, J, 13, 9
The Knoxville Journal, August 10, 1944
Arbeth L. Taylor, 19, son of Mrs. Tassie Bullard, of Route 13, Fountain City, who was reported missing in action in Italy, Feb. 11, has been reported killed in action on that date, the War Department has announced.
A member of an infantry organisation, Pvt. Taylor was reared by his aunt, Miss Martha Pique, also of Route 13, Fountain City. He attended Hall’s High School and enetered the service nearly two years ago. Private Taylor had been overseas two months at the time of his death.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 20 October 1924
- Date of death: 11 February 1944
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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