Billy Frank Purgason was born 13 September 1924 to James Thomas Purgason and Pearl Naoma Sauceman
Died 1 May 1945 in Marianas

Buried at Bewleys Chapel Cemetery, Mosheim, TN

The Greeneville Sun, May 19, 1945
S 2-c Billy Frank Purgason, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Purgason of Mosheim, Route 3, was killed as a result of injuries multiple extreme, on May 1, 1945, while in the service of his county. His remains were interred in an Allie cemetery on an island in the South Pacific. He was to have received his promotion to S 1-c on the day of his death. He had been attached to a company of Seebees for some time. Seaman Purgason is survived by his parents, one brother, Jack Purgason and Martha Lynn Purgason. He attended Mosheim High School.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 September 1924
  • Date of death: 1 May 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Mosheim
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bewleys Chapel Cemetery, Mosheim, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Bottom Panel
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